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Congress has been debating the health care bill for months but while Congress deliberates, Dr. Stan Brock has been taking action.
Brock, inspired in part by his own story, being homeless, being without food, being without medical care, oversees an organization dedicated to bringing doctor and patient together.
Brock's brain-child, Remote Area Medical, runs free health care clinics around the world. The all-volunteer organization was originally founded to offer aid in developing countries but 64 percent of its work is now done in the United States.
This year, Brock took RAM out of the remote areas of the United States and moved it to Los Angeles for an eight-day clinic.
"People ask me what are you doing in Los Angeles?" Brock told ABC News. "For people that simply can't afford health care in this country, the opportunity to get it is remote."
Remote Area Medical has already scheduled its 2010 clinics, beginning Feb. 6, 2010, in Chilhowee Park, Tenn.
To learn more about Remote Area Medical or make a donation, click here.
Bus driver Jorge Munoz gives new meaning to the phrase "sharing is caring."
Munoz has been feeding New York's hungry for the past five years, and he's been doing it by cooking hundreds of meals each night in his small kitchen in Queens, N.Y.
Munoz witnessed the toll the recession took on his fellow New Yorkers this past year as he watched the number of mouths he was feeding double. Munoz even found himself unemployed for a month, but he continued to feed the more than 100 people who showed up nightly looking for food.
Munoz spends half of his $650 a week salary on food, but the value of the dollar means little to him.
"The best way we get paid back is that we in these guys smile," Munoz told ABC News.
To learn more about Munoz's efforts or to donate money, click here.
Helen LaKelly Hunt, the daughter of Texas oil tycoon H.L. Hunt, was born into wealth. Raised to be a Southern belle and not think of money, she was startled to learn as an adult that affluent women were not making significant donations to charities that directly aided women.
"Women and girls shoulder 85 percent of the burden of poverty today," Hunt told ABC News. "Yet today they receive 7 percent of the funding philanthropically."
In partnership with the Women's Funding Network and with the help of a generous donation from her sister, Swanee Hunt, she launched "Women Moving Millions," a campaign to raise $150 million for women's funds through donations by wealthy women.
"It's time for high net-worth women to stand by their sisters," Hunt told ABC News. "We wanted these women to step up to the plate and not sit on the sidelines while these other women are helping to heal the planet."
Women Moving Millions has already raised more than $185 millions from only 101 donors, including two men.
The donations have been disbursed among 43 women's organizations with the promise of much more to come.
"We're beginning the unleashing of something that's going to cascade and keep going," Hunt said. "We are just getting started."
To learn more about Women Moving Millions or to make a donation, click here.
Dave Girgenti is in the business of granting wishes.
His Web site, WishUponAHero.com, connects those in need to those with the power, and desire, to grant wishes.