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December 3--  Mercy Ministries in Toombs County is seeking financial help for the coming year,

mercycarleyAt its annual fundraising meeting, Executive Director Carly Benton said the non-profit organization is currently helping 507 people with health and personal needs and would like to do more, "Before we can increase capacity, we must be able to sustain our current level of service.  The cost of serving one patient for everything for an entire year is a thousand dollars and that is where you can help.  I invite each of you to join me today in making a difference in the life of one sick person in our community and, in essence, impacting their entire family."

mercyalexConstruction Worker Alex Halligan (right) explains how the Mercy Clinic helped him afford medicine to counter COPD.  He told Mercy's Clint Hutcheson, "I thought I was actually going to die from it because I couldn't afford the medication."

Mike Hagan serves as Vice-Chairman of the Mercy Board, "The need is very great.  There are so many people in the community who not only have health problems, but they have financial problems or they have emotional or relationship issues.  That's why I'm proud to be part of the team supporting Mercy Ministries. 

"They're not only focused on solving a one-time health problem, but really helping that patient transform their life by getting their financial house in order and getting their relationships in order, not only their relationships with family and friends, but their relationship with God as well.  We know all those things worth together to make a whole person. 

"With so much difficulty and brokenness in life, anything we can do as a ministry to support helping transform these folks life is going to have an impact, not only on them, but on their families and the community."

Mercy Ministries is located in Lyons and serves Toombs and surrounding counties with free medical and dental clinics and educational courses in financial management and life skills.

Visit www.themercyministries.org for more information.

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