Providing compassionate healthcare screenings and referrals to those in need
DURHAM, N.C., June 13, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF®) announces matching grant funding of $200,000 to assist North Carolina Baptists on Mission (NCBM) in their efforts to build a mobile health clinic. The Mission's goal is to take healthcare to the most disadvantaged populations in North Carolina.
"We are very grateful to Goodwill Community Foundation for this matching grant," says Crystal Horton, Health Screening Ministry Coordinator. "The new unit will greatly increase our ability to meet the physical needs of the most vulnerable patient populations within North Carolina."
The ministry offers free health screenings to under-served and uninsured patient populations addressing chronic issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and depression. The 38-foot long mobile unit will include individual patient cubicles, private consultation areas, and a large workspace for registration. Green energy measures including solar panels will be utilized to power the battery system.
"We're very eager to see this mobile health unit built," said Rev. Dennis McLain, president, GCF®. "At GCF we believe in enriching the lives of communities regionally, nationally and internationally; this health unit provides North Carolina communities the chance to receive convenient, high-quality healthcare."
A local builder, Capital City Customs of Raleigh, will be completing the custom build which is expected to be finished by December and placed into service at the beginning of 2020.
For more information about GCF and how it supports students, families, and the people of eastern North Carolina, please visit http://www.GCFGlobal.org or call 919-941-9600.
About Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF®)
Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF®) continues to be a leader in an era of change by providing the training required for the emerging world where technology is integrated into everyday life. The mission of GCF® is to create and provide education, employment, and life enrichment opportunities regionally, nationally and internationally for people who desire to improve the quality of their lives.
A Durham-based tax-exempt organization, GCF® provides employment, fresh produce and volunteer opportunities, family services for parents with children with disabilities and free accounting services to youth programs across eastern North Carolina. GCFLearnFree.org and GCFAprendeLibre.org have provided free lessons for people in North Carolina since 2010 to improve their technology, math and English skills.
All GCF programs are funded through revenue generated from the value of donated items to 40 Goodwill Community Foundation stores throughout eastern North Carolina. GCF employs more than 400 people who earn an average of $20 per hour with benefits at these stores. For more information on GCF®, visit http://www.GCFGlobal.org.