JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Region 8 veterinarian is raising money to help orphaned children in Uganda.
Dr. John Huff with the Animal Medical Center in Jonesboro will take another trip to Uganda this month.
This time he is going to help form a plan to rebuild a boys' hut for orphaned children.
Huff has made multiple mission trips to Uganda with Central Baptist Church. During his first trip, he helped build a clean water source for the orphanage called Wereber.
Since starting this journey, Huff has gotten his entire veterinarian clinic involved.
He says this project is very close to his heart, particularly because his children join him on the missions.
"I want my children to see what it's like on the other side of the world, and that there are children truly starving, hurting, experiencing starvation," Huff said.
Huff leaves for the trip on Oct. 26 and will stay for 2 weeks.
He is unsure right now how much money the project will take, but he said the goal is to raise $10,000 with 100% of the profits going directly to the orphanage.
Huff said the huts the boys sleep in are unimaginable, and they need this help.
"They sleep on bare ground," Huff said. "There's no beds, no mats, they just sleep on the ground. There's not enough room for them to lay flat so they kind of sleep leaning up against each other."
People can help in many different ways.
Huff said those interested in helping can drop off donations at the Animal Medical Center, 1115 Gee St. in Jonesboro, or visit amcjonesboro.com to find a link to a GoFundMe account.
The Animal Medical Center is also selling t-shirts with profits going to the cause.
Huff explained people wanting to donate a large sum of money can contact Central Baptist Church. The donation will be tax deductible.
Huff said the goal of this trip is to provide shelter for the boys, but he will also be doing veterinarian work along with missionary work while he is there.
For more information about this project, contact Animal Medical Center at 870-935-8387.
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