Former South Bend Mayor Roger Parent (and current RIPEA board member) was in the Peace Corps in 1962 when he was sent to Thailand to teach. And when the Peace Corps needed volunteers to aid in the relief effort there in the months after a 2004 tsunami, Parent returned.
Published: March 16, 2016
“I was there for six months,” Parent said about the trip to Thailand in the summer of 2005, months after the tsunami, which would set the course for the next 10 years of his life. “I ended up being in charge of a volunteer center.”
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