Working beside these men and women who had sacrificed so much for our country was a tremendous honor.
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) July 11, 2011
Mobile Medical Disaster Relief, http://mmdr.org, a 501(c)3 non profit organization traveled to central Ghana with a team of military veterans from David Lipscomb University, http://www.lipscomb.edu, to provide medical care and clean water to the tribes of this region. The group of twenty worked with a local Ghanian organization to convince the chiefs of the local tribes to use their influence to release children caught in slavery.
The military veterans were led by Cpt. David Hughes (ret) veteran liaison of Operation Yellow Ribbon at Lipscomb University. All of the soldiers had served in an active duty capacity in either Afghanistan, Iraq or both. Though the soldiers had travelled extensively, this was the first non military humanitarian trip for many of them. They participated in setting up clean water filtration systems and helped provide basic medical needs to the indigenous tribes of the area. Dr. David Vanderpool, CEO of Mobile Medical Disaster Relief said, "Working beside these men and women who had sacrificed so much for our country was a tremendous honor. The good will that they shared with the Ghanian people is immeasurable."
Mobile Medical Disaster Relief, http://www.MMDR.org, provides medical and logistical support during disasters in which the country's medical infrastructure is damaged such as occurred in the Haitian earthquake of 2010. In between disasters, Mobile Medical Disaster Relief builds and supports medical clinics, provides clean water initiatives and implements micro finance projects in the countries which have suffered disasters. Active in fourteen countries worldwide, the doctors and nurses of Mobile Medical Disaster Relief treat tens of thousands of patients per year who otherwise would have no access to healthcare. MMDR's clean water initiatives provide pure, fresh clean water to those who have only contaminated water to drink. Most recently, MMDR installed a water purification device that delivers 5,000 gallons of clean drinking water per day to the impoverished tribes of central Ghana. Dr. Vanderpool reports that the micro finance projects are some of the most exciting projects that MMDR participates in. He says, "These projects basically start small businesses which provide sustainable income for impoverished people worldwide." He further states that micro finance projects are key to improving living conditions in the developing world.
Dr. David Vanderpool, CEO of MMDR, is proud to be associated with Lipscomb University and the Operation Yellow Ribbon Team and looks forward to working with them in the future.