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A Letter to Our Supporters
As this year comes to a close, the staff at Helping Hands wants to thank everyone for staying dedicated to the clinic during this difficult season. Though we have had to restrict volunteer numbers for safety purposes, our volunteers have remained dedicated to our cause. We have even welcomed several new providers this year, which testifies to the outpouring of support in the community. As many patients who have come through our doors lately have never found themselves in a situation where they didn't have health insurance and needed free healthcare, community support has been crucial to helping our patients overcome barriers to care. We have similarly received support from other organizations and our partners to help us navigate the evolving circumstances surrounding COVID-19. We truly couldn't have stayed open this year without all of you, and we hope to continue to serve patients despite the hurdles we may have to overcome in the future. Thank you.
Women's Health Program Update
Our Women's Health Program officially launched on November 9th! We served 12 women with free pap smears, pelvic exams, and clinical breast exams. Thank you to Deanna Hunt and Kate Niles, our women's health nurse practitioners, for all their hard work in starting this program!
Clinic Closure: December 11 to January 3
Our last clinic will be on December 10th this year, and we will reopen on January 4th. We hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday season!
Volunteer of the Month: Teresa Archer
To round out the year, the volunteer of the month of December is Teresa! We wanted to recognize her unwavering dedication to Helping Hands throughout COVID-19. Teresa volunteers as a nurse at every clinic on Thursday and is a longtime supporter of ours. We truly couldn't have gotten through this year without her help triaging patients and getting their lab work alongside Misook. Thank you for everything, Teresa!
Thank you Continental Office!
Our supporters at Continental Office graciously stuffed stockings full of personal hygiene items and other goodies for our patients this holiday season. Thank you Continental Office!
Clinic COVID-19 Policy
Currently, Franklin County is in a Public Emergency Level 3 (Red). If Franklin County returns to a Public Emergency Level 4 (Purple), Helping Hands will allow only staff and board members to be on site and will ask all volunteers to participate virtually. While we know this may be difficult, we appreciate your support and understanding. We hope to remain in Level 3 so that we can welcome back all programs and volunteers in 2021.
Support Helping Hands Through AmazonSmile
With the holidays coming up and more shopping being done online, we wanted to let you know that Helping Hands Health & Wellness Center is a charitable organization that can receive donations from AmazonSmile. Just add us as your nonprofit of choice, and 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases will be donated to us at no cost to you!
Make sure you are shopping at smile.amazon.com for donations to be processed!