Operation International, a non-profit medical mission organization based in Southampton, NY is pleased to announce its 21st Annual September Benefit, which will be held on Saturday, September 22 from 6:30 – 10:30 pm at the Laurel Lake Vineyards located on the North Fork at 3165 Main Road in Laurel, NY. All donations will benefit medical outreach and continued work to improve the living conditions at the Rakai Infant & Elementary School Orphanage in Uganda. The event will feature dancing under the stars with That Motown Band, dinner by East End Events Catering/CJ’s American Grill, a full bar, and live and silent auctions.

“We are looking forward to celebrating with old and new friends as we raise funds to support our continued volunteer work offering free medical treatment, education, and training to adults and children suffering from the lack of quality health care in impoverished countries around the world,” said Operation International’s Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors Medhat Allam.

Tickets are $125 and $200 for VIP tickets that include transport on the Hampton Luxury Liner to and from our venue. The bus will pick up guests at the Hamptons Luxury Liner stop at the Southampton Train Station at 5:30 pm, with an additional stop at the Hampton Bays Train Station at 6:00 pm, and bring guests back to both stops. Tickets can be purchased at Checks can be made payable to Operation International and mailed to 225 Windmill Lane, Suite 1, Southampton, NY 11968

For the first time in our history, we are offering at this year’s live auction a remarkable opportunity to join one of our medical missions and experience first-hand what it’s like to be an integral part of a life-saving mission. Our silent auction will feature many shopping and restaurant outings, international trip packages, jewelry, and other products and services from local businesses.

In 1997, Operational International’s Team NY was the first group to make a maiden mission to Haiti with the organization. Since that time, Team NY has helped those in need in Mexico, Honduras, Brazil, Vietnam, Nepal, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Zambia, Peru, India, Egypt, Kenya, Chile, Ghana, Myanmar, and Tanzania. Operational International has grown to over 200 medical professionals with numerous chapters including Operation Kids, Operation Restore Vision, Operation Dental, and Operation Ear, Nose and Throat throughout the United States and abroad. Operation International’s partners include the United Nations, Rotary International, Agnes Varis Trust, Americares, AFYA Foundation, Soles 4 Souls and Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach.

Here are some highlights from the organization’s recent medical missions:
Refurbished a hospital in Uganda
Built an eye hospital in the Himalayas
Launched a new team in Los Angeles that traveled to Ecuador launched a new team in Maryland that traveled to Kenya
Started a 5-year program to feed vulnerable children at orphanages in the Philippines
Started a 5-year program to train therapists on managing victims of gender violence in Kenya with expansion to South Africa in 201
Provided mattresses, bedding, clothes, shoes, & food and installed solar panels, lights and computer terminals at 4 orphanages in Uganda

Please visit to see how our volunteer surgeons and medical clinicians have impacted the lives of thousands of people, performing surgeries and other innovative medical procedures including sight restoration, burn reconstructive surgeries, corrective surgeries for congenital anomalies such as clubfoot and cleft palate, cancer operations, and obstetric surgeries. Operation International is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit 45-0523129.