Local dignitaries and supporters welcomed Mission of Mercy as they opened their new clinic location and launched their “Campaign for Care – Uniting to Heal” on Friday, April 4, 2014.  Mission of Mercy has been offering free healthcare, dental care and prescription medications in Harrisburg and Dauphin County since 2002.

Harrisburg Campaign for Care

L to R: Randie Yeager, Acting Human Services Dir., Dauphin County; Pastor Ricardo Volcy, Commissioner George Hartwick, III; Fr. John Bednarik, OFM, Cap; Sister Romaine Niemeyer, SCC, President and CEO, Holy Spirit Health System; Dr. Michael Sullivan, Mission of Mercy (M.O.M.) Chief Medical Director; Jennifer Charlton, M.O.M. Executive Director; Representative Sue Helm; Representative Patty Kim; and Patti Bucek, VP of Operations, Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce.

The new mobile medical clinic is located at St. Francis of Assisi’s Catholic School at 1459 Zarker St. (15th and Zarker).  Additional clinic days will be held on Fridays, April 25, May 9 and 30 and June 6 and 20.  Future dates are available at www.amissionofmercy.org/maryland/pennsylvania.

Area residents are also encourage to support Mission of Mercy by registering to walk in the Walk for a Healthy Community on Saturday, May 17th, 2014 at the Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC).  Register for the walk or make a pledge or donation online at www.walkforahealthycommunity.org and designate A Mission of Mercy.  The walk is underwritten by Highmark Blue Shield, so 100% of your donation will go to Mission of Mercy!

“For our patients, the uninsured and under-insured working poor, Mission of Mercy may be the only source of health care, dental care and prescription medications that they can both access and afford,” says Jennifer Charlton, Executive Director of Mission of Mercy.

Jennifer was recently interviewed by WITF health reporter Ben Allen.  Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/1gBc1lo