College Station, TX (PRWEB) October 04, 2012
Live Beyond: Texas A&M was created after a group of college students returned from the poverty stricken country of Haiti. “After being heart broken by the devastation, we knew that we had to make a difference in the lives of the Haitians”, stated founding member John Mark Vanderpool. “Our response was to get organized and get to work. We banded together under the name Live Beyond, and chose to support our philanthropy, Mobile Medical Disaster Relief. Since our inauguration, we have ventured to Haiti four separate times.”
The work includes; medical clinic staffing and support, food program development, nutritional assessment research, educational initiatives and grounds improvements for the Children of Hope Orphanage, a house construction project for a homeless widow, and site prep for construction of the Live Beyond Base in Thomazeau, Haiti. Later this month, Live Beyond: Texas A&M will host a fundraiser featuring legendary football coach Gene Stallings. Visit http://www.livebeyond-tamu.org to learn more.
Mobile Medical Disaster Relief (watch the video) provides medical care, clean water, nutritional support and micro finance solutions to the developing world after natural and man made disasters. MMDR has broken ground on the Live Beyond Base that will house a surgical hospital, orphanage, secondary school, and vocational training center to fulfill the unmet needs of this region of 180,000 residents. Dr. David Vanderpool's practice, LAVE MD, has primarily funded MMDR since inception in 2005.