No limit to needs of poor

Stan Brock is a philanthropist who found a need for medical care in remote areas of the world, mostly South America and Africa. In 1985, he started a nonprofit organization called Remote Area Medical.

Since then, the all-volunteer group has held more than 660 medical clinics worldwide, providing free health care to half a million people.

He started to get requests for aid in the United States. The first request came in 1992 from Hancock County, a small, rural area in Tennessee.

The local hospital had closed, and its only dentist had just left. Recently Brock opened clinics in Oakland, Calif. – not a remote area. The poor in this country have become third world status.

This is a shame.

David McCoy