COLUMBUS, Ind. — After months of training and preparations, a fourth-grade teacher from Columbus, Indiana has reached the highest point in Africa, the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro.
It's a goal Mark Yeaton has long worked for in an effort to raise money to build a medical clinic in a rural area near Kisumu, Kenya. Mt. Kilimanjaro is in Tanzania near the Kenyan border.
The elevation is almost 20,000 feet. With this in mind, Yeaton set his sights on raising $20,000 to build the clinic.
Mark is raising money through FAME, a Christian medical evangelism organization with a warehouse headquarters on Southeastern Avenue in Indianapolis.
On Wednesday, the organization reported that donors have gone above and beyond to surpass the $20,000 fundraising goal.
Yeaton began his climb on Jan. 14. You can support him and learn how to donate medical supplies and equipment through FAME.