NMU student Billy McCoy will make a return trip to the Republic of the Congo in July, ideally with $4,000 he's trying to raise to build a security fence around a planned orphanage. According to an Iron Mountain Daily News story, McCoy first encountered the country's "orphan crisis" when he was on a surfing and camping trip through Africa in 2010. The sight of children in torn clothes wandering the streets and begging for money motivated the Florence, Wis. native to take action. He returned with medicine for one orphanage in 2016 and will go back for six weeks in July with funding for a fence around another yet to be built. Read the full story here.
NMU Student Helps Orphanages in Congo