Dr. Michael Marks speaks with a patient at the Bob Macauley Americares Free Clinic of Norwalk. Photo by Jake Rauscher/Americares.
Stamford, Conn. – August 13, 2018 – Near & Far Aid has awarded a $25,000 grant to the Americares Free Clinics in Bridgeport and Norwalk to support quality health care for low-income, uninsured residents in Fairfield County.
The grant provides funding for operating expenses at both the Fred Weisman Americares Free Clinic at 115 Highland Avenue in Bridgeport which serves about 500 patients annually, and the Bob Macauley Americares Free Clinic at 98 South Main Street in Norwalk which provides care to more than 700 patients every year. Americares patients receive primary care, including medications, lab work and diagnostic testing, all at no cost.
“Near & Far Aid has been a dedicated partner for 20 years,” said Americares Free Clinics Executive Director Karen Gottlieb. “Their support has allowed us to keep our doors open and continue to care for the most vulnerable patients in Bridgeport and Norwalk.”
Near & Far Aid is an all-volunteer fundraising and fund granting organization based in Southport, Conn., dedicated to eliminating the causes and effects of poverty in Fairfield County. The organization’s mission is to find and fund programs that provide basic necessities to people, as well as those that seek to achieve lasting change. Near & Far Aid has supported the Americares Free Clinics since 1998.