WCMC Makes Plans for 2013 A Day of Caring August 3rd

A Day of Caring is a community-wide outreach program designed to help the uninsured and underinsured residents of White County. Free medical, dental and eye screenings will be provided; additional services available include haircuts, and pap exams. Items such as school supplies, Bibles, socks, underwear, diapers, bags of groceries, and personal care products will also be distributed. Various health screenings, such as blood pressure checks, and social service information will be provided. Please note that children must be present to receive school supplies, socks/underwear and diapers.

 

Partnerships between WCMC and community businesses and organizations, along with hundreds of nurses, WCMC associates and volunteers throughout Searcy, are vital to the success of this outreach program. Last year, more than 600 extraordinary volunteers united to provide needed services that helped 1,665 people. Here’s how:

 

 

Medical exams          77                                            Dental screenings                  200

 

Eye screenings           71                                             Depression screenings          75

 

Prescriptions              82                                            Pap exams                              20

 

Immunizations          9                                              Personal care items               480 bags

 

Household supplies   545 bags                                 Diapers                                   145 packages

 

Haircuts                      137                                           Gideon Bibles                         1,033

 

Food Bank                  520 bags                                 Lunches                                  1,800+

 

Underwear                 600                                         Socks                                      1,062

 

School supplies          600 bags                                 Acts of kindness                    Countless!

 

 

 

“Our hospital looks forward to A Day of Caring each year, and we strive to serve as many people as possible through this outreach,” said WCMC Marketing Director Brooke Pryor. “It is incredible to see our community unite for this important cause. We are so thankful to the hundreds of volunteers, organizations and businesses that contribute to this medical mission and help us create a healthy community.”

 

 

WCMC welcomes new businesses to serve as corporate sponsors for A Day of Caring; WCMC also invites clubs, churches and organizations to be involved through collecting personal care items including bar soap, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, and diapers. Volunteers are needed to help set up on Friday, August 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and at the mission on Saturday, August 3, from 8 a.m. to Noon. For more information, please contact Anna Overbay at (501) 380-1057 or via email at [email protected].

 

 

ABOUT WHITE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER

 

As the leading healthcare provider in a six-county area, White County Medical Center associates strive to improve the quality of health and well being for the communities it serves through compassionate care. White County Medical Center is the largest employer in a six-county area with more than 1,750 associates. The facility has a combined total of 438 licensed beds and a medical staff of 150 physicians that specialize in various areas of healthcare.