Archive for Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Volunteers making progress on new Health Care Access building

November 11, 2009


Health reporter Karrey Britt wants to get you involved in her reporting. Follow along in our new health section.

The new Health Care Access building at 330 Maine is shaping up. Three volunteers — Mike Hertling, Kevin Harmon and Jack Hohman — of the River City Cosmopolitan Club were sheetrocking at noon today.

They said the club has kind of adopted Health Care Access. Not only do members help with construction and landscaping projects, like today, but they also raise and donate money.

And we aren’t talking small change.

The club donates about $25,000 annually for care of diabetic patients. For example, the money helps buy diabetic test strips.

As the volunteers continue to make progress, Health Care Access still needs $66,000 to pay off the new building — so it can relocate the medical clinic.

The agency doesn’t want to put its operations in jeopardy by paying for a mortgage at a time when demand for services is so high.


Leslie Swearingen 8 years, 5 months ago

Thank God for people like these three. I'm sure there are some strong backs in Lawrence, and a few dollars to spare for a cause such as this. A working person today with medical insurance may not have any tomorrow. So, the one you help may be yourself.

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