We met with Jo Anne Zettler in Meridian, Mississippi two days ago. She is past director of Mercy Associates. (They are the lay arm of the Sisters of Mercy.) Jo Anne said the Sisters of Mercy go into areas where there are no hospitals and try to establish them, or other supplemental medical services. For instance, she said some of the Sisters of Mercy are working in Mississippi’s Delta region, the poorest in the state. What’s more, unlike a majority of the “snow bird” RVers who come south for enjoyment in the warmer weather each winter, she said one RVing couple from up north come south to the Delta region every winter to work with the Sisters there. In that same volunteering vein, Jo Anne is a wonderful example herself. She was the director of the Associates of Mercy for five years, traveling throughout the 7-state St. Louis Region — while also being the mother of: 10. Jo Anne is an “extra-mile American” in the truest sense of that phrase.