Our needy neighbors thank you for healthcare

jeanette-with-medsJeanette moved to the United States from Guyana just two months ago. She is now a permanent resident living with her son not far from the Rescue Mission. She was suffering from headaches when she came to the Free Clinic. Her blood pressure was high and the doctor prescribed medication to address it.

Jeanette is grateful for the Rescue Mission, “I’m feeling much better, and walked to the Clinic this morning. It took me 18 minutes.” She adds, “Thank you for your help; it makes such a difference so I can be independent.”

 

delicia-blood-pressureDelicia first came to the Rescue Mission as a volunteer. She was limping from osteoarthritis and learned about the Free Clinic. “I am self-employed as a dress maker, have no insurance and live alone. I woke up one day with a blinding headache – and went to the ER. I had very high blood pressure. But, medicine is costly.”

She continues, “Today, with meds from the Free Clinic and eating lots of vegetables instead of pasta, I have lost 8 pounds and my blood pressure is lower. Also, walking is less painful with medication. For years, I was the caregiver. Today, I am grateful for you caring for me. God bless you.”

 

Thank you for providing school supplies!

On Thursday, August 18th, the Mission held its annual Backpack Giveaway Party for children in the Capital Region.  It was a fantastic afternoon of fun for the whole family as all in attendance enjoyed hot dogs, balloons, face painting, music and more! Thanks to Stewart’s Shops and your generous donations we were able to give away over 500 backpacks stocked with school supplies. Thank you also to Freihofer’s for supplying much of the food.