One measure of success of a non-profit organization is how many lives it touches in the course of its work. In the period January – April, the Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett offered more than 2750 medical encounters to the uninsured of north metropolitan Atlanta. At that rate we predict we will serve up 8250 encounters by the end of the year, a 163% increase in activity in contrast to 2011. There are other measures of success too…
The Good Samaritan Health Center is proud to be a 2013 recipient of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce’s Pinnacle Small Business Award. One of the Chamber’s most prestigious awards, the Pinnacle award recognizes non-profit organizations in Gwinnett that have exhibited a substantial history as an established and growing business. Thank you to the Chamber for honoring God’s work with this award.
The Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett was featured in Gwinnett Forum, an online newspaper designed to stimulate an idea exchange, promote a public debate, and move toward achieving a an improved and enlarged quality of life in Gwinnett. Click here to read the article: http://www.gwinnettforum.com/2013issues/13.0430.htm#focus
Gwinnett Church and North Point Ministries blessed us with a fundraising challenge, offering a matching gift of $30,000 to fund our greatest needs. We have until July 1st to raise our half of the match. To date we have raised $23,597 toward our goal! Thanks to all who have responded to our request for support. If you have not yet given to this campaign, please do so soon so that we might meet or even exceed the $30,000 challenge set before us.
Beginning May 23rd, we are adding Thursday evening hours to our clinic schedule. In conjunction with Mercer University’s Physician Assistant Program, we will be open 4:00-8:00PM offering low cost appointments to those unable to seek medical care during normal business hours. If you’ve wanted to volunteer with us but couldn’t be here during the day, now is your opportunity to remind us of your desire to serve. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want to give a heartfelt thanks to the Scott Hudgens Family Foundation, Imlay Foundation, Nora and William Smith Foundation and John and Mary Franklin Foundation, who in recent weeks gave generously to our organization. Their blessings permit us to continue our ministry with confidence, and we intend to honor their gifts with good deeds delivered in the name and for the glory of our Savior.
We are grateful for these measures of success – awards, recognition, growth and demand, goals achieved; they help us to believe we are in pursuit of work worth doing. But even more than that, we are grateful for God’s faithfulness. He has made sure we have the resources to continue our work, indeed His work, and He has used you to deliver those resources. Please make time now to pray for our patients, volunteers and staff; undergird us with your petition for even greater measures of success to come our way. And please consider what time and treasure you can give to help our ministry in the task of serving the poor of our community.
Whether you give one day of service or many, one dollar or many, I know your gift will make a difference, perhaps far beyond what you might expect. I have the pleasure of seeing that be the case day after day, praise God!