Between 2005 and 2009, Ken Clark, 63, of Ligonier did three tours in Iraq as a civilian contractor driving supply convoys. After 32 months and 522 combat missions, Clark saw a country in need.
“No matter what your political viewpoints are, Iraq was destroyed,” Clark said. “After I left, I thought to myself, if I ever get the chance to help build up a nation and its people, then I will.”
Clark has not been able to return to Iraq, but he is planning a mission trip to Kenya, Africa at the end of October. He launched a fundraiser in July on the crowd-funding website GoFundMe. Clark's goal is to raise $5,000 by Sept. 25.
The Masai Medical Mission aims to deliver medical supplies to the Masai people. Clark will take all of the funds raised to Kenya where they will be converted to Kenyan shillings. Funds will be used to stock medical supplies— vaccines, medicines and antibiotics— in the Ewaso Clinic and the ZamZam Center in Masai Land. The $5,000 goal will allow both clinics to be fully stocked for six months.
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