November 21-- The Mercy Clinic in Lyons held their annual fundraising luncheon Tuesday to raise awareness and funds for the upcoming year. The annual luncheon is the main fundraising event of the year for the Mercy Clinic and is essential to meet their needs to assist people in need in the Toombs County area.
Mercy Clinic Executive Director Carly Benton said, “Today’s luncheon was to invite new friends of the organization to make a financial investment in the Mercy Ministries so that we can continue to help those in need right here in our community and to do so in the name of Jesus. We want to be here not just for the next decade but for many years to come.”
Benton added, “In the last decade the Mercy Clinic provided access to healthcare for more than six thousand eight hundred individuals in our county and surrounding areas. Some of these folks we treated for a few months and some for a few years, but they all were accepted because they were uninsured and low income but because they were all chronically ill. I dream of the day we can say yes to every person that is uninsured and does not have a medical home and can’t afford health insurance.”
The cost to sponsor a patient at the Mercy Clinic is approximately $1,000 per year or $84 per month per patient. The luncheon raised $62,000 in cash and pledges to cover 62 of the 150 patients scheduled for next year.
If you would like to help sponsor a patient for next year at the Mercy Clinic and help them reach their goal, call Carly Benton or Clint Hutcheson at the Mercy Clinic at 912-524-4000.