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    2015
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    2015

    Harrisburg Campaign for Care - Community Support is Vital

    Mission of Mercy recently announced that they are launching a 2015 “Campaign for Care – Uniting to Heal” to increase awareness of their life-saving services and to raise needed operating funds. “As a nonprofit organization that receives no government funding, we need the support of the community in order to continue our services,” said Jennifer Charlton, Executive Director.

    “For our patients, the uninsured and under-insured working poor, Mission of Mercy

    Thanks to a grant from the Kahlert Foundation, we were able to purchase a new Mobile Medical Unit to replace our aging unit.

    Thanks to a grant from the Kahlert Foundation, we were able to purchase a new Mobile Medical Unit to replace our aging unit.

    may be the only source of health care, dental care and prescription medications that they can both access and afford,” said Jennifer Charlton, Executive Director of Mission of Mercy.

    But for Mission of Mercy’s services to continue, the nonprofit organization needs to close a $150,000 shortfall in funding to become sustainable and expand services in the future. “Thanks to a recent grant of $75,000 from the Stabler Foundation, we have reduced the funding gap to $75,000 for FY2015,” Ms. Charlton explained.

    “We leverage 25 volunteers and just a part-time medical director and nursing director to serve the entire Pennsylvania/Maryland footprint, but it still costs $200,000 a year to fund the two clinic days a month in Harrisburg,” Ms. Charlton explains.

    The campaign will kick off on March 15 and continue throughout the summer.

    The mobile clinic is located at Harrisburg Brethren in Christ Church, 2217 Derry St. in Harrisburg on two Thursdays a month. See our clinic schedule for more details.