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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.
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!
Eli has been volunteering at Mercy Clinic for 2 years and works as an interpreter in our dental services. This area relies on great teamwork and Eli has become an integral part of the dental team. Armed with a great sense of humor, he has the gift of helping patients with their anxiety during their dental visits. The dentists and dental assistants who call him friend regard his service as a gift to them as well!
Eli came to us after his ability to work at his job at Bell Helicopter changed and he was looking for a way to give back to the community. He views all of his experiences at the clinic as special moments because of the opportunity to help others. Eli was born in Mexico, became a naturalized citizen of the US when he was 8 years old, and has lived in Fort Worth since that time. He is married with three adult sons. Be on the lookout for someone who looks like Eli- he has a twin brother!
We are incredibly grateful for Eli’s dedication and service to the 76110 community. If you have any questions about volunteering, you can find out more at mercy-clinic.org/volunteers, or just ask Eli!
These needs exist for the purpose of serving our neighbors. 2020 Vision is our road map to meeting these needs better by the year 2020.
Central to 2020 Vision is expanding our capacity and services from two nights a week to five days a week. In order to achieve this goal, a new, state-of-the-art facility is required to meet anticipated increases in patient demand. Our new home will allow us to meet current and future needs for our 76110 patients as well as expand services to adjacent zip codes.
On May 1, friends, volunteers, and members of our board gather at the Hemphill property site to dedicate the new property. Volunteers, friends, and staff come out to the dedication of the new property.
Our mission is to show the love and compassion of Jesus to our neighbors in Fort Worth. In addition to employing a full-time executive director, Mercy Clinic will also employ a full-time counselor-evangelist to minister to our patients. These positions are vital to ensure that our patients receive adequate and consistent physical, mental, social, and spiritual care.
For more information about 2020 Vision or to speak with someone about partnership opportunities, contact:
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