This team is comprised of some of Lipscomb's Yellow Ribbon Program students, veterans of various military services. Most of the Yellow Ribbon students are older than a traditional undergraduate student and often have families and jobs that keep them from being fully engaged in campus life, so this trip serves as a unique opportunity for them. In the summer of 2011, the team partnered with Dr. David Vanderpool of MMDR (Mobile Medical Disaster Relief) in traveling to Ghana, West Africa and working in the villages surrounding Lake Volta. Lake Volta is known for its high volume of child slavery within the fishing industry. The team installed water purification systems as well as conducted medical clinics to treat scabies, ring worm, parasites, cuts and other medical needs.
This year, the team of military veterans will travel to Haiti and assist Mission Lazarus as they expand their reach into a country and communities currently in desperate need of love and support.
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