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Operation Smile Sends Help to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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A graduate of Chapman University School of Law in Orange, California, George Argyros, Jr., is the founder and CEO of Newport Beach, California-based Elite Financial Group, LLC, where his foci include the private holding insurance company’s operations. When not in the office, George Argyros, Jr., directs his attention to several charities, including Operation Smile.

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Operation Smile Sends Help to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  1. 1. By George Argyros Jr.
  2. 2. Introduction  A graduate of Chapman University School of Law in Orange, California, George Argyros, Jr., is the founder and CEO of Newport Beach, California-based Elite Financial Group, LLC, where his foci include the private holding insurance company’s operations. When not in the office, George Argyros, Jr., directs his attention to several charities, including Operation Smile. An international medical charity, Operation Smile helps improve the lives and health of children living in more than 60 countries. It relies on medical volunteers from more than 80 countries and works with hospitals, local medical professionals, and governmental agencies to provide medical treatment to children.
  3. 3. Operation Smile  Since its inception in 1982, Operation Smile has allotted more than 220,000 free surgeries for children who were born with cleft palate, cleft lip, or other facial deformities. With missions occurring throughout the year, Operation Smile sends volunteers across the globe. In July 2015, it sent 35 international medical volunteers to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. While there, these professionals provided medical treatment to 190 patients and operated on another 96. Having first went to the country in 2014, the organization has now has sent medical personnel to Lubumbashi three times.

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