H appy feet: Center starts free
sing their $3,000 Social Account- ability grant, Good Samaritan
Society – Clearbrook in Clearbrook, Minn., has opened a free monthly health clinic for the community. After community members were
coming to the center to have basic vital signs checked and get assistance with simple foot care, staff members at the center realized there was a need in the community for a place people could go for basic services that they could not other-
community health and foot care clinic U
Assisting the tiniest community members
wise afford or fi nd the resources for. Each month, staff members from Good
Samaritan Society – Clearbrook host the free clinic, where community members can receive basic foot care and ear care, have their vital signs checked and monitored, and get information about nutrition and diabetes care. As word has spread about the clinic,
more and more people have been coming to use the services each month.
iffi cult economic situ- ations often mean new
parents struggle to pay for the many items newborns need. The Good Samaritan Society – Miller in Miller, S.D., recognized this struggle with many families in their community, and have used a $3,000 Social Accountability grant to fund a Caring for Christ’s Children program. The program partners the center with Hand County community health nurses to help identify and assist families in need. The grant was used to purchase diapers, wipes, rash ointments, onesies, blankets and sleepers for the families. “With the rising cost of
groceries and utilities, as well as many other day-to-day expenses the families face, providing needed diapers and hygiene products will allow parents to spend their dollars on other necessities,” says Jodi Speck, a Hand County community health nurse.
Good Samaritan Society – Clearbrook staff members Helen Sanford (far left) and Shana Kilde (far right) assist community members Ardis Bjerke and Alvina Johnson at one of the center’s recent health clinics.
H ow to apply for a grant
Good Samaritan Society President and CEO David J. Horazdovsky has allocated $100,000 for the 2011 Social Accountability grant program. There are two rounds of grant applications, with deadlines of Feb. 1 and July 1.
To view and download the grant criteria and application form, go to the Web Portal, click on Applications, and then Social Accountability. Additional information also has appeared in past issues of The Administrator, which are available on the Web Portal under Publications/Documents.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please e-mail Bill Kubat, director of mission integration, at email@example.com
Administrator Brandi Petrik (left) presents Jodi Speck, community health nurse, a $3,000 check to purchase items for children in need.
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