2011 Community Health Fairs
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Posted: May 18
Thank you to all of the individuals who turned out this year. 64 registered blood donors produced 50 pints of blood for the New York Blood Center. Mets fans showed up the Yankees fans 29-24. Congratulations to ticket winners Mets = Troy Batac and Yankees = Beatriz Ryan.
Posted: January 01
Last year (2012) we provided over 1,700 patient visits to 500 individuals. More than 1,100 showers were taken in our facilities by 205 different homeless men and women. Thankfully, over 100 volunteers contributed nearly 2,500 hours of service to make our Tuesday night and Saturday morning drop-in health center a reality. Through five outdoor health fairs we served 248 individuals. We have now seen patients from 101 different countries of origin.
Several days after Hurricane Sandy we were contacted by one of our former volunteers whose father’s church burned down in the Far Rockaways. He was asking for help in setting up a triage clinic to aid people with minor injuries and to assist the elderly with prescription refills and general screenings. Many of these individuals were unable to get out of their buildings. Under the leadership of Dr. Agustin Sanchez and John Peck, health center volunteers took our supplies and summer health fair equipment to a storefront that was converted to a clinic. It was amazing to see how God brought together different groups to stock and staff this “M*A*S*H” type unit. Once again, God had prepared us to assist others in need in a way we could never imagine.
These photos are from the 2013 New Life Community Health Center calendar. We want to thank Andres and Kim Valenzuela for producing our annual calendar. The photos in this year’s calendar represent the individuals who come together to make the health center vision a reality – healthcare workers, support staff and clients. As each of us shares the time, treasures and talents that God has entrusted to us, we continue to see His vision for the health center unfolding. Again this year, we debated whether the digital age has rendered our paper calendar obsolete. We pray that the images will help tell our story and communicate the great opportunity that God has given us to impact the lives of people.
Please keep us in your prayers as we start 2013. Happy New Year!