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Mercy Clinic Earns $5,000 Grant from AAFP
The Mercy Clinic has received a $5,000 Family Medicine Cares USA grant from American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation. The funds will be used towards the purchase of an ultrasound machine for the clinic. We are truly grateful for this grant that helps us to better provide for the medical needs of adults in our area.
Mercy Clinic is one of many free health clinics nationwide that will benefit from grants provided by a signature program of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation called Family Medicine Cares USA.
The AAFP Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Family Physicians whose mission is to advance the values of Family Medicine by promoting humanitarian, educational and scientific initiatives that improve the health of all people.
On November 11, Mercy Clinic will work with local partners to provide 200 flu shots. If you would like more information about receiving a flu shot, please sign-up below.
En noviembre 11, Mercy Clinic y nuestros socios locales darán vacunaciónes contra la influenza. Habran 200 vacunas disponibles. Para recibir más información sobre o pedir una vacuna, por favor registrate a debajo:
Meet Donnie Smith.
The smiling face you often see on the front porch of Mercy Clinic has been with Mercy Clinic since the beginning. Donnie was integral in the planning, demolition and remodel of the current home of Mercy Clinic.
Donnie is a native of Dallas, a graduate of Baylor University, and a local Fort Worth attorney. Donnie is married to Michele and they have three adult children. During football season, you’ll find him officiating high school games all over the metroplex. He easily admits that one receives more than one gives when volunteering on the security detail. Sure, there are the occasional speeding cars in the parking lot, but Donnie receives joy as he sees burdens lifted off the patients of the clinic. He can see it in their faces. The difference in demeanor between 4:30PM as patients wait on the porch until they are departing with helpful information, instruction from the doctors and nurses, and a prescription is very noticeable.
Donnie’s claim to fame here is his devotion to maintaining our building from the destructive habits of the squirrels. He will be happy to relay a story-just ask him about the squirrels. If you would like to know more about volunteering, check out mercy-clinic.org/volunteers or pull up a chair next to Donnie and ask if he needs any help with squirrel control!
Meet Benito Jackson.
Benito has been volunteering at Mercy Clinic since January 2017. His life experiences bring an added dimension to the compassion of the clinic. We are praising God that he is in remission from his cancer! He brings empathy and understanding to his work as an interpreter at the clinic born out of these trials. He can readily sense the fear of our patients as they face the unknown of a diagnosis, an X-ray or a lab test. During his cancer treatment, Benito shied away from people as a medical necessity but as he emerged from that “hibernation”, his wife became aware of the need for interpreters at the clinic. Benito agreed to give it a try. Initially, it was overwhelming- the clinic was busy, there seemed to be volunteers doing specific work. He wondered how he would fit in. If a volunteer feels overwhelmed, Benito’s advice is to listen, watch, observe and then jump in. You will become a piece of the puzzle in the experience and care of the patients you meet.
We like to ask our volunteers, “What is memorable about volunteering at Mercy Clinic?” For Benito, every patient experience is memorable. Acts 3:6 comes to his mind- “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you…” – when Peter offered healing to the paralytic. Mercy Clinic offers medical and dental care and most importantly the message of Jesus. Benito shares with our patients that in their fears and concerns God is aware and God knows your concerns. He senses the great relief as patients realize the presence of God in their circumstances.
Benito is returning to the work force as a substitute teacher in the Forth Worth schools this fall. He will bring a wealth of knowledge from his career as an aerospace engineer and wisdom because of his life experiences. The good news for Mercy Clinic is that he sees his volunteer work at the clinic as a priority.
We are so grateful for the empathy and compassion Benito shows to his and our 76110 neighbors. If you are curious about volunteering with Mercy Clinic, check out mercy-clinic.org/volunteers, or if you can catch him, have a chat with Benito!
Everyone here at Mercy Clinic volunteers their time to serve the south Fort Worth community. Health care providers are only a small part of team. We need your help, too!
Are you a health care provider interested in serving the 76110 community in your capacity as a health care provider? We have flexible volunteer opportunities available.
Mercy Clinic of Fort Worth exists to show Christ' love and compassion to the under served population in the community
PO Box 11557
Fort Worth, TX 76110
775 W Bowie St
Fort Worth, TX 76110
Tuesday and Thursday Evenings
5:30 - 8:30PM