our volunteer hospital supply coordinator Scott

meet Scott Reed

Position: Hospital Supply Coordinator
Volunteer Service: 1 year to present
Ship: The Africa Mercy

Whether the hospital needs bandages or bedpans, Scott is the man in charge. He was born and raised in Indiana, but “I now consider Africa my home,” he says. “I’m part way through a 3-year commitment. Since I never dreamed I’d be living in Africa, only God knows what is next.”

Scott heard about Mercy Ships from a family friend who has been on board for 25 years. He found himself complaining about his job and life in general when his mother suggested he volunteer. “At first I thought the idea was crazy, “ says Scott. “But now I’m here and I love it.”