MISSION OF MERCY BUBBLE BALL GALA!
Friday, November 1, 2013 from 6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
FSK Holiday Inn, Frederick, MD
This year's Bubble Ball, an evening of elegance and giving, promises to be a memorable event! The gala includes a cocktail reception and seated dinner, silent and live auction, dancing to The Junkyard Saints and an open bar. For more information or to purchase tickets and/or donate to our live and silent auction, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (301) 682-5683 or MDTIX.com to purchase tickets online.
Thanks to our Gettysburg Golf Tournament Sponsors!
The 77 golfers who joined in our 17th annual Mission of Mercy Gettysburg Golf Tournament were welcomed by sunny skies and gorgeous fall weather! Held on Saturday, September 28, this year’s tournament was part of M.O.M.’s Campaign for Care to raise $50,000 to help keep Mission of Mercy’s services in Gettysburg and Adams County.
Our thanks to all of our sponsors, and especially to the Gettysburg Adams Chamber of Commerce, S & S RV Super Service Center and Meadow Brook Golf Course. “Roger Weaver, owner of Meadow Brook, has been an incredible supporter of Mission of Mercy’s golf tournament, and makes it a very affordable tournament,” noted David Liddle, CFO of M.O.M.
"Thanks as well to Debbie McClain for organizing the tournament, and for the countless hours she devoted to making it a success!” said Jennifer Charlton, M.O.M.’s Executive Director.
Mission of Mercy Teamed Up with Gettysburg Ministerium
On "Campaign for Care"
For many Gettysburg and Adams County, PA residents, Mission of Mercy's FREE mobile health clinic is the only source of health and dental care and prescription medications that they can both access and afford.
"But for our services to continue in Gettysburg, we need to raise at least $50, 000," says Executive Director Jennifer Charlton.
A $12,000 matching grant from the Hoffman Trust could also help Mission of Mercy to continue to provide free medical care in Adams County.
The Campaign for Care, which officially launched on August 15 and is continuing through this fall, included mailings and information about our services to residents, corporations and church members, a series of articles in the Gettysburg Times, a breakfast with members of the Gettysburg Ministerium, and several tours of the mobile health clinic.
To participate in the clinic tour on Wed., Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. at Gettysburg Foursquare Church, 330 West Middle St., contact email@example.com.
M.O.M. Prevents Trip to ER During 2013 Baltimore Homeless Connect
Mission of Mercy’s participation in Baltimore’s Homeless Connect on September 19, 2013, was anything but routine.
Sponsored by United Way of Central Maryland, the one-day event brings together services to meet every need at the M & T Stadium in downtown Baltimore. Services include medical exams and screenings, haircuts, legal advice, access to healthy food, etc. Participants are paired with a volunteer guide to help them.
One of the patients seen by Dr. Michael Sullivan, M.O.M.’s Chief Medical Director, was a woman in her 40s who had just had dental surgery (not with M.O.M.). She wasn’t feeling well and her guide brought her to us. Her blood sugar level was extremely high, and she was close to needing to go to the emergency room.
“We gave her fast-acting insulin to get her blood sugar down, and provided additional oral medications and a plan to keep her blood sugar levels lower. She promised to visit her doctor within two weeks,” noted Dr. Sullivan.This year just about everyone we saw needed to see a doctor soon, but wouldn’t have necessarily known it,” said Dr. Sullivan.
Individuals served were:
- 76 individuals received a complete medical interviews and triage by our 3 volunteer nurses
- 44 of these patients were also seen by one of the 3 medical clinicians
- Tests & Procedures performed:
- 34 Blood Sugar test (Diabetics)
- 14 Urine Tests (Infection)
- 2 EKG (Heart Problems)
- 2 Cortisone Injection
- 29 patients received 50 separate prescription medications
- Dental volunteer (Dr. Llewellyn) performed dental surgery
- 8 individuals
- Approx 15 procedures
Fall 2012 Newsletter you can read it here.
WFMD RADIO - SOUND OFF
Blaine Young of WFMD "sounds off" on Jennifer Charlton and Mission of Mercy.
MISSION OF MERCY APPOINTS JENNIFER CHARLTON AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
(March 2012) Mission of Mercy is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Charlton as Executive Director of the Maryland/Pennsylvania program.
"We are so pleased that Jennifer Charlton will be joining Mission of Mercy as our new Executive Director. As an organization that depends so heavily on volunteers to support and deliver our mission, Mission of Mercy is impressed with Jennifer's experience in organizing and leading volunteers," said David Liddle, Chief Financial Officer at Mission of Mercy. "Her proven track record of community involvement, leadership and her background in marketing and business will serve the organization and our patients well."
Charlton comes to Mission of Mercy from Charlton Communications Consulting, having served clients in both the federal government and private enterprise.
She currently serves as Past President and Commissioner with the Frederick County Commission for Women, as well as a board member for the Weinberg Center for the Arts and Tournament Director for the LPGA's Symetra Tournament The Challenge at Musket Ridge. She also is also an adjunct faculty member for the international training and development company Landmark Education in Washington, D.C., where she leads the transformational self-expression and leadership program. She has a bachelor's degree in communication arts from University of Maryland, College Park.
"Joining the Mission of Mercy family is the fulfillment of my dream to serve others. I am grateful for the opportunity to take on a leadership role in partnership with the community to ensure that those in need are served with dignity, compassion and grace. Our purpose, 'healing through Love' is not just words, it is the way the organization, its staff and volunteers choose to live. I am proud to be among them," stated Charlton.
Mission of Mercy Maryland/Pennsylvania published our 2011 Year in Review. You can read it online here.
- Mission of Mercy hosted a reception on July 6 to honor one of our longtime volunteers, (More photos can be found on our Facebook page.) Barbara's dedication and commitment to serving our patients with humility and grace is truly admirable as well as being worthy of recognition. Thank you Barbara for all of your years of service!
- Jennifer White, longtime Office Manager of Mission of Mercy, was one of 13 people in Frederick County being honored by The American Red Cross as a "Hometown Hero" on March 25, 2011, at Ceresville Mansion in Frederick. "We think it is a privilege to honor those who have given so selflessly to our community here in Frederick County," said John Falin, Executive Director of the Frederick Red Cross.
- Our annual fundraising gala was a huge success! View photos from the gala here!
- VIDEO: Dr. Michael Sullivan speaks to attendees at our National Oral Hygiene Month open house in Frederick, MD on October 25, 2010.
- Be sure to check out our new page on Facebook. We would love to hear from you!
Articles and Media
- Homeless and low-income services fair draws nearly 1,000 - Baltimore Sun - August 2012
- Free Clinic Helps Needy Residents - Owings Mills Patch - May 2012
- Mission of Mercy Medical Clinic provides free service for patients - Carroll County Times - April 2011
- "Healing Through Love" - Frederick News Post - April 2011
- "On The Wings Of Love" Gala Photos - November 2010
- Alert: Hepatitis B Possibly Linked To Dental Clinic In West Virginia
- The Gazette - January 2010 Free dental clinic may close
- Frederick News Post - January 2010 Donations necessary to maintain operation way down
- Carroll County Times - January 2010 Medical clinics for uninsured cutting back as donations drop
- US Catholic - January 2010 Donald Douglas: Providing health care for the uninsured
- 270Inc. Magazine - December '09/January '10 "Do Good, Do Well"
- Frederick News Post - October 2009 - Mission of Mercy: 'Needed more than ever' for those seeking medical help.
- McClatchy News Service September 2009 -Noisy Health Care Debate Overlooks Free Clinics' Struggles - Health Care Without The Politics
- Hagerstown Magazine September/October 2009 - Physicians on Missions
- WFMD (YouTube Video) - Volunteer Dr. Vitarello Talks Health Care Reform & Mission of Mercy
- NBC25 - Clinic Hopes Morning Coffee Will Recruit More Volunteers
Press Releases and Flyers
- Over $590,000 in Medications Donated to Mission of Mercy
- "Article Confuses Public," released August 18, 2003
- The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Challenges Mission of Mercy
- Mission of Mercy Chronic Illness Treatment Soars
ARCHIVES - Articles and Media
- Decision Sante - French Publication
- Associated French Press: Mobile Clinic Brings Healthcare to America's Poor
- WYPR Interview at Carroll County Clinic
- Position Opening Assistant Medical Director (links currently found on website)
- Gettysburg Times February, 2009
- Pastor has Heart for all People - Frederick Gazette March 2007
- Surgeon General Praises Area Clinic - Frederick Post January 10, 2006
- "Surgeon General gets firsthand look at Mission of Mercy, The Gazette, January 12, 2006"