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Nurse seeks volunteers to provide medical care, community development in Africa

Lauri Rupracht (right) and fellow Upstate nurse Caitlin PhalenWhat began with a service trip to Ghana in 2010 for Lauri Rupracht (at right in photo) has blossomed into a nonprofit organization called the Americans Serving Abroad Project, or ASAP. The group now sponsors two trips per year to provide medical and dental service and community development in the African nation of Ghana. In this interview, Rupracht and fellow Upstate nurse Caitlin Phalen (at left) tell about their most recent trips and provide details for people interested in volunteering. A trip scheduled for November 2017 seeks volunteers interested in community development and starting a youth soccer program. A trip scheduled for March 2018 seeks medical professionals. For details on this trip and an application, click here.