The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to Volunteers in Medicine Clinic of the Cascades to provide necessary primary and specialty medical care, prescription medications, mental health care, and basic dental care to 25 Deschutes County residents for one year.
VIM cares for working adults in Deschutes County who do not make enough money to afford medical insurance or services. Care is provided, without charge, through a community collaboration of 450 in-clinic volunteers and 350 local medical partners.
“The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation has supported the basic needs of Central Oregonians for many years. We are very pleased to be the recipient of their generosity and caring,” said Kat Mastrangelo, VIM’s executive director.
The grant check was presented to VIM at an Awards Ceremony at the Seven Feathers Hotel and Casino Resort Convention Center in Canyonville.
About Volunteers in Medicine Clinic of the Cascades: Bend's Volunteers in Medicine Clinic provides healthcare, without charge, to uninsured, low-income adults who work or live in Deschutes County using the collaborative power of medical and lay-person volunteers. The VIM Clinic was founded in 2004 and has helped more than 9,000 central Oregonians receive the healthcare they need. For more information, visit www.vim-cascades.org or call 541-330-9001.
About the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation: Since its beginning , the Cow Creek Foundation has awarded more than $10 million dollars in grants to community non-profit organizations in the seven county area of Douglas, Coos, Lane, Deschutes, Klamath, Jackson and Josephine counties. For more information, visit www.cowcreekfoundation.org, or call 541-957-8945.