Marcus came to the Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett for a routine physical. He had no idea he would leave newly diagnosed with hypertension. That part of the story alone is unremarkable; many people have no idea they have hypertension and only discover it by accident. That is why the disease is called the Silent Killer. What is remarkable, though, is that Marcus is only 14 years old.
Every month we provide low-cost healthcare services to 1,000 people, and to many, we must deliver unwelcome news about hypertension, diabetes, breast cancer, colon cancer, kidney failure, and more. Every day our parking lot is filled beyond its intended capacity, and every afternoon people knock repeatedly on the front door long after we’ve turned off the Open sign.
You will know the heart of a community by how it takes care of its poor.
It has been said, “You will know the heart of a community by how it takes care of its poor.”
We pray the heart of our community is generous, compassionate, and responsive. We make this prayer because without the help of donors like you, the conditions we address will never improve.
I ask you directly to help us. I ask you to give to this ministry so that we might continue to serve the poor and uninsured. I ask you to forward this newsletter to your family and friends so that others might become inspired to help reach our fundraising goals. Your contributions are essential to our achieving an important goal – improve the health of the poor and uninsured of our community.
Please join us in making it clear the heart of our community is a strong, generous, compassionate, responsive, loving heart! Make a donation to Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett today!
Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett, a 501(c)3 charitable entity, receives monetary and gifts-in-kind donations. A receipt will be provided to all our donors for tax preparation purposes.