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Group returns from humanitarian trip to Ghana

Group returns from humanitarian trip to Ghana



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(KSL News) A group of Utahns are back home this afternoon after a humanitarian trip to Ghana.

The volunteers were part of a group called America Helps, which has taken several trips to Africa over the past nine years to set up health clinics, volunteer at deaf schools, and treat those with hearing disabilities.

Volunteer Robert Stevenson said, "We tested about 4,000 ears, fit a suitcase full of hearing aids -- that was very satisfying -- and probably dispensed about eight or nine suitcases of medications."

A spokesperson for the groups says they helped more than 2,000 people during their eight-day trip and handed out more than $250,000 in medical supplies.

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