By Connie Davis Bushey
News Editor, Baptist and Reflector
KINGSPORT — Jim Ramey is a busy cattle farmer here who also is disaster relief director of Sullivan Baptist Association, based here.
Recently he served a week in Savannah, Ga., leading a feeding unit operation for victims of Hurricane Matthew.
Before that he served with the Appalachian Miles for Smiles mobile dental clinic at Sullivan Baptist Church, Kingsport. Right after being a disaster relief volunteer in Savannah he drove the dental clinic to another church in Kingsport and the next day to Elkview, W.Va.
Ramey and several other Baptist disaster relief volunteers are very involved with the dental clinic ministry. It was the idea of Frank Waldo, one of the DR volunteers, though he had never seen one. He has heard of one for children operating on the west coast.
About 20,000 people in this area “have access to inadequate or no dental care,” said Waldo, a member of Blessed Hope Baptist Church, Kingsport. [Read more…]