Doctor caring for homeless in Alexandria seeking donations, volunteers

Doctor caring for homeless in Alexandria seeking donations, volunteers

by webixi, February 14, 2020

Dr. William Mazzella has a message for the homeless living on the streets of Alexandria, Virginia.

“I have the medicines,” Mazzella said. “I have the bandages, the training, and I’m here to help you if you will have me.”

Mazzella’s day job is working at hospitals in rural areas across the U.S. His work could last for a few days to a few weeks.

“I live in Alexandria and travel around the country,” Mazzella said. “Idaho, Colorado, Louisiana, Alabama. We only have 58% of the physicians that we need nationally, so we have a huge physician shortage,” he said.