Last week, we talked about how some local businesses are giving back to the community. This week, we’ll discuss another local opportunity for giving: The Bethesda Mission’s Medical/Dental Clinic program.
Bethesda is raising money to build a new Medical/Dental clinic as part of its “Rescue. Redeem. Restore. $2.9M Capital Campaign.” With a $600,000 price tag, the 3,000 square foot clinic will have five exam rooms and two dental chairs according to current plans. This space will be an addition to their current location at 611 Reilly Street. Bethesda has raised $400,000 and is soliciting the remaining $200,000, hoping to begin construction in the summer of 2012.
For two decades the Bethesda Mission has treated those who are uninsured or underinsured. Doctors and medical students from the Hershey Medical Center volunteer to work at the clinic, which is also staffed by Bethesda’s nurses. In 2010, the clinic’s staff handled 3,000 patient visits.
Just over a year ago, the mission opened a dental clinic that is open every Friday and provides care to 100-150 people each year.
Currently, modular units are being utilized for the medical clinic while the dental clinic is utilizing dormitory space on the second floor of the men’s shelter. The plans for the new medical/dental facility will move the clinics to the south side of the men’s shelter.
You can help make this facility come to life by making a pledge or cash donation toward this new and improved clinic. Three-to-five-year pledges are encouraged. You can also help by referring Bethesda to other potential funding sources. Omni Realty Group is excited to get involved. Will you join me in supporting this great local cause?