The Moab Free Health Clinic is in full-swing for their first fund drive, which began Nov. 20.
The Moab Free Health Clinic began in 2008 as a community effort to serve the under-served through greater access to health care. They are now asking the community to celebrate the season by giving the gift of health by helping them reach their $5000 goal by the end of the year.
“This year’s tremendous growth in our clinical hours indicates an expanding need for greater access to medical care for the uninsured and under-insured in Moab,” said Angjelica Oien, from the Moab Free Health Clinic. “We envision a healthy whole community, so we also devote time and resources to education and prevention for everyone.”
She said that every $1 donated allows the clinic to provide $3 of care to patients. This is able to happen due to volunteers and an efficient care delivery model.
“Our volunteers are the foundation of the care we provide. In 2013, the Moab Free Health Clinic will reach over 2,000 volunteer hours valued at over $56,000, resulting in care that saved our patients over $150,000,” Oien said.
The Annual Fund supports the resources for medical and educational volunteers to offer quality care.
There will also be a Holiday Benefit Concert to raise monies for the Moab Free Health Clinic on Friday, Dec. 6.
Dr. John and Shaunna Sanders and friends will play holiday and folk music.
“This is a great family oriented event to add to Moab’s traditional weekend of celebration,” she said. “Join us after the Community Tree Lighting.”
What: Holiday Benefit Concert
When: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6
Where: Star Hall, 125 E. Center St.
Cost: $10 for adults; $5 for seniors and students; children 5 and under free; $25 for family ticket.
Monies to serve uninsured and under-insured population
“In 2013, the Moab Free Health Clinic will reach over 2,000 volunteer hours valued at over $56,000, resulting in care that saved our patients over $150,000.”