SMART TD retiree and Missouri AFL-CIO volunteer going on medical mission trip to Ghana, West Africa. Can you help?


5K & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk planned to raise funds for medical supplies

Kenny Menges, a Sheet Metal Workers Transport Division (SMART TD) Local 933 retiree who volunteers in the Missouri AFL-CIO office in Jefferson City during the legislative sessions, is joining his son, Bryan Menges, an emergency room physician in Washington, Mo., on a medical mission trip to Ghana West Africa in October.

Bryan Menges is leading the Medical Mission trip and Kenny is going to be the “chef” for the mission trip. Each volunteer pays his or her own transportation costs but they rely on donations to purchase medical supplies for the mission trip.

The trip is organized by MISSION:318. Mission 318 ( is a medical mission organization that works to transform forgotten communities and provide hope through sustainable healthcare. Mission 318 primarily works in Northern Ghana, but also in Haiti and St Louis, Mo.

Kenny’s granddaughters are organizing a fundraising Sunset on Sunset 2021 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk on Sunday July 25, 2021, at 7 p.m. in New Haven, Mo. All proceeds will benefit Mission: 318 October Medical Mission Trip to Ghana, West Africa and will be used to purchase medicine and medical supplies for the mission trip.

Jake Hummel, president of the Missouri AFL-CIO, is urging union members to support Kenny’s mission by participating in the fundraiser or making a donation to Mission 318, c/o Hannah Menges, 973 Cobblestone Drive, Washington, Mo. 63090 or donating online at

“I hope that you can help support this event,” Hummel told union members in an email. “By supporting this event, you will make sure your donation will benefit Kenny’s mission trip in October.”



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