Kerrville Morning Rotary Donates to Raphael Community Free Clinic

Kerrville Morning Rotary recently presented a check for $1,450 to the Raphael Community Free Clinic. The funds helped purchase a temporal artery thermometer and spirometry equipment which is used to diagnose asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other conditions that effect breathing.

"Kerrville Morning Rotary enthusiastically supports this work in our community. It’s an honor to be able to assist in funding this essential ministry," said Waverly Jones, Kerrville Morning Rotary President-Elect.



The Raphael Community Free Clinic is the manifestation of the vision and hard work of Sister Marge Novak and Sister Mary Ann Giardina. Their vision was to establish a medical mission for those who could not afford health insurance, especially the working poor.

The Clinic is supported by contributions from private foundations, individuals, churches and civic clubs. It neither requests nor accepts funds from city, state or federal sources. Currently all work is done by three full-time employees and eight part-time employees serving alongside about 70 volunteers working various shifts.

"Thank you Morning Rotary Club for your generous gift which provided the funds to purchase much needed and used equipment. God bless you and the club. To quote from the Bible, Proverbs 19:17, " ‘He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward him for what he does.’ "

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