Church volunteers in Wise County

Published 1:04 pm Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Volunteers from Johns Memorial Episcopal Church in Farmville traveled to Wise County to participate in the Remote Area Medical (RAM) mission held July 22-24 at the Wise County Fairgrounds. The organization provides free medical, dental, vision and preventative care to underserved, isolated and impoverished communities. During the weekend, RAM registered 2,111 patients and provided $1.213 million in services. As part of a group of 140 volunteers, Johns Memorial Episcopal Church and other churches from all over the state collected 20 tons of clothes and 900 pairs of shoes, filling a 53-foot tractor trailer. In addition to clothing, socks, underwear and shoes, Johns Memorial raised $2,000 for the Health Wagon organization. Free medical clinic volunteers from Johns Memorial Episcopal Church include, from left, front row, Breanna Smalley, Melanie Swanson, Charlotte Green, Kitty Hubbard, Teresa Gardner, The Very Rev. Dr. Nancy Meck; back row, Kirk Hubbard, Michael McCarthy, Vicki Marie Palmer, Cami Green, Lou Markwith, Michael Keohane and Susan Bagby.