IN MEMORIAM DANIEL CARR
World Medical Relief mourns the unexpected loss of a beloved volunteer, Daniel (Dan) Carr. Dan was a Spanish teacher at Waverly High School and Lansing Christian School, and died in Delta Township on May 7, 2018.
Dan won many awards in his 21 years of teaching and coaching basketball, and was Michigan Teacher of the Year in 2016. He was a world traveler and went on mission trips to more than 35 countries, including all of the Spanish-speaking ones. Dan is survived by his parents, Bruce and Carol, his brother David, and many other relatives and friends.
He was introduced to World Medical Relief by his father, Bruce Carr, who volunteered for many years at World Medical Relief and who eventually became one of the agency’s most important representatives in the community. Bruce was also a member of the advisory board and is currently on World Medical Relief’s Board of Directors.
While World Medical Relief was still located on Rosa Parks Boulevard, Detroit, Bruce encouraged Dan to volunteer and bring his students. From then on Dan became a regular volunteer who usually had a big group of students in tow, first from Waverly High School and later from Lansing Christian High School.
Year after year, Dan would bring 200-250 students and lately even their parents to World Medical Relief to volunteer. In 2015, Dan was awarded with the World Medical Relief Student Partnership Award.
George Samson, President & CEO of World Medical Relief, says, “Dan was very dedicated to God’s mission work. He believed that it was important to educate his students on how to help other people and how to save lives. After sorting the medical supplies, he would often speak to his students to tell them what impact their work was going to have in the recipient country of these supplies. His towering presence will be missed very much by fellow World Medical Relief volunteers and staff and our hearts and prayers go out to his parents, his brother, relatives and friends.”
On Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10:30 a.m., a living tribute will be made by planting a memorial tree on the premises of World Medical Relief. All are welcome.