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Support the Common Ground Health Clinic

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This volunteer-initiated free clinic in New Orleans needs community support to stay afloat - let us tell you what we're doing and why it matters.

This volunteer-initiated free clinic in New Orleans needs community support to stay afloat - let us tell you what we're doing and why it matters.

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  • 1. Support the Common Ground Health Clinic in New Orleans
  • 2.  
  • 3. The Common Ground Health Clinic has been providing FREE quality Health Care and community education in New Orleans since September 9, 2005. One of the grants that enables us to provide high quality care to every person who walks through our doors will expire in 2010. We have set a goal of raising one million dollars by our fourth anniversary - 9/9/09 - so that we can establish an endowment for the clinic and continue to serve our community through 2010 and beyond .
  • 4. We’ve come a long way from an all volunteer crew providing services out of the Masjid Bilal Mosque …
  • 5.  
  • 6. To a converted corner store across the street...
  • 7.  
  • 8. Where our combined team of staff and volunteers continue to provide high quality services, free of charge, that include primary care, Spanish medical interpreting, mind-body medicine groups, herbal medicine, social work, acupuncture and testing for HIV…
  • 9.  
  • 10. As well as working in the community to address societal factors that contribute to ill health, such as systemic racism and poverty.
  • 11.  
  • 12. It took a combination of vision, courage and perseverance to found this clinic.
  • 13.  
  • 14. Ensuring that our work is sustainable calls for nothing less.
  • 15.  
  • 16. So, this is where you come in.
  • 17. Every single person has a part to play in keeping this clinic open. There is no amount too large or too small to give.
  • 18. Here are some ways that YOU can help
    • 1. Have an event & donate the
    • proceeds. Events may
    • include (but are not limited to)
    • dinners, a car wash, raffles, bake
    • sales, live music, t-shirt sales, etc.
    • 2. Ask your organizations [church,
    • mosque, club, krewe, association,
    • etc.] to take up a special collection.
    • 3. Walk up to any Whitney Bank
    • teller and make a donation. Your
    • donation will be deposited directly
    • to the CGHC account.
  • 19. More ways for YOU to have an impact
    • 4. Make a donation at the clinic
    • here in Algiers (New
    • Orleans), at 1400 Teche
    • Street. Envelopes are
    • available at the Front Desk.
    • 5. Donate through our website:
    • http:// www.cghc.org
    • 6. Become a monthly sustainer!
    • See our website for details
    • on how to set up a dollar
    • amount that we can count on
    • you for each month.
    • 7. Donate through our
    • Facebook Cause page.
  • 20. And finally:
    • Tell everyone. Yes, EVERYONE.
    • From your Aunt Jean to Oprah. From your co-workers to Spike Lee. From your doctor to Dr. John. Everyone needs to know about this clinic. Word of mouth is how we got this thing started, and that’s how we will keep on growing good health in our community and challenging the health care system to change nationwide.
  • 21. http://www.cghc.org Visit our website for updates on our work, details on our history and guiding principles, and to give what you can to keep the clinic open. THANK YOU.

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