Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Touring a local Free Clinic and Food Pantry

On Monday, March 16th, I had the pleasure of touring one of our local free clinics located in Grapevine, TX. GRACE (Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange) serves families in Grapevine, Colleyville, and Southlake, TX, providing a variety of services including free medical care, a food panty, and transitional housing.

My heart was really touched by the aid provided through staff such as Cheryl, the clinic administrator, and food pantry assistant manager, Kenn. Kenn shared that some former donors to the food pantry are now recipients due to the down turn in the economy. Fortunately the Boy Scouts have just completed their food drive, but in a month, the shelves could be sparse.

Connecting with the “angels” that staff our free clinics and food pantries puts a human face on what we do as their technology partner. Without these caring people, many in our community would have no where to turn in time of need. GRACE is truly the grace of compassionate people helping their brothers and sisters in need.

Charlotte Medley, Office Manager

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