Salem lawyer Mark Claytor is looking to fill a seabag with donated used eyeglasses when he heads to Honduras in October for a medical mission trip.
Claytor isn’t a medical professional – he says his role with the mission is primarily “rolling pills and handing out stuff.” He’ll travel with four physicians, a psychiatrist, and several nurse practitioners and RNs to the village of Trinidad in Honduras.
Claytor said this will be his second trip to the medically under-served community. “People would hike four hours or more to get treatment for easily treatable diseases,” he said.
Claytor is looking for donations of eyeglasses. Any kind will do – prescription, readers, sunglasses, or others. “That seemed to me what was needed most,” he said. He’s also looking for small toys for the kids – matchbox-sized are preferred.
Claytor assures donors the items will be put to good use, and he promises pictures by e-mail on his return.
Contact Mark at:Mark W. Claytor, P.C. PO Box 1075 Salem, VA 24153 (540) 387-1664
By Peter Vieth