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Hope Ministries hosts fundraiser to help doctors in Tanzania

SIOUX CITY (KTIV) –   Hope Ministries hosted a fundraiser on Saturday filled with food, live music, and art.

The event, called Shake Your Tailbone, raised money for a mission group.

Hope Ministries is a group of medical missionaries who serve in Tanzania twice a year.

Along with a buffet, items from Africa, like jewelry, art, and cooking utensils, were sold for the cause as well.

“We sponsor resident doctors over there to become specialized surgeons because we believe strongly in education. Education is what is going to change their country,” said Hope Ministries founder, Gayle Stroschein.

Siouxland’s Doctor Ralph Reeder and Doctor James Case are two of the doctors who travel and teach the residents.

This year, one resident was able to take part in the fundraiser.

“I’ started work with Hope Ministries since 2013, when they first started bringing medical teams into Tanzania. They’ve been doing a lot of stuff in Tanzania, helping my people. As you know, Tanzania is a very poor country,” said Hope Ministries Assistant in Tanzania Julius Solomon.

The live music was performed by a band of local Siouxland musicians and featured KTIV’s own Ron Demers on the keyboard.

To donate to Hope Ministries, click here.

Libbie Randall

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