In keeping with their values, WoodmenLife, an insurance company, presented Grace Clinic with a gift of $500.
Stating values that include maintaining responsible, respectful relationships with members and the community, the non-profit insurance company maintains an atmosphere of volunteerism and community service.
“Our purpose is to help community,” said Elkin Chapter Secretary Liz Reynolds.
“Grace Clinic is a good cause. It helps a lot of people. I think for just a matter of a few dollars they can triple their money and buy medical equipment, medical supplies and medicine for the people that otherwise wouldn’t have it,” continued Reynolds, “and we just thought that would be a good way to give back to the community.”
“These funds will be used to provide additional services for patients,” said Betty Taylor, director of Grace Clinic.
At a recent Yadkin Valley Rotary meeting, Taylor explained the need to increase hours at the clinic to accommodate the significant need.
“I need $100,000 to be open an additional day each week,” said Taylor, who has been searching for ways to find those funds including grants and further donations.
Donations by WoodmenLife also are going to be made to Feed the Elderly in Jonesville.
“For every $2.50 that you get them, they can supply five meals,” said Reynolds.
“We can’t go out there and do that ourselves so you might as well sponsor somebody that has the means and the ability to do it.
“We try to help organizations that are going to be able to help a lot of people in the area that need the help,” said Reynolds. “Glad that we’re here and that we can help.”
For more information about WoodmenLife, go to woodmenlife.org.
Beanie Taylor can be reached at 336-258-4058 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TBeanieTaylor.