Hundreds attend Zambia Medical Mission fundraiser

KTXS News Anchor George Levesque By George Levesque, Managing Editor/Anchor, glevesque@ktxs.com
POSTED: 9:29 PM Oct 02 2013   UPDATED: 8:57 AM Oct 03 2013
Zambia Medical Mission
ABILENE, Texas -

Hundreds crowded the Abilene Civic Center to raise money for the Zambia Medical Mission.

The Abilene-based mission has sent hundreds to southern Zambia since 1995 to provide health care to the people of the region.  A year-round hospital called the Namwianga Zonal Health Center has even opened.

Tuesday, a tribute was given to Ray and Star Ferguson, who have volunteered for the organization for many years.  Kellie Miller, representing the city of Abilene, told attendees the day had officially been named after the two by the mayor of Abilene.

They also raised awareness and funds for two new expansions to their health center; a surgery room, and a physical therapy facility.

The health center and the yearly visits by the medical mission have treated over 250,000 people in that region since it began in 1995.

The health center and the yearly visits by the medical mission have treated over 250,000 people in that region since it began in 1995.