TEMPLE - The Temple Community Clinic is seeking donations from the public as they take part in the Sixth Annual #GivingTuesday, a global fundraising effort to support non-profit organizations during the holiday season.
The clinic, located at 1905 Curtis B. Elliot Dr., provides a variety of wellness, education and health services to underserved individuals in Bell County.
Sherri Woytek, Executive Director of Temple Community Clinic said that local physicians Dr. Jeff Jackson and Dr. Gopal Guttikonda first opened the non-profit in 1992. She said she needs the community to continue supporting the center through financial contributions and volunteerism.
“We focus on our local community here in Bell County and ask for our citizens to give back locally for health impact and to make a significant contribution to those in need of healthcare,” Woytek said.
Temple Mayor Danny Dunn showed his support of the effort by signing a proclamation making Tuesday Nov. 28 the city’s first ever official Giving Tuesday commemoration. Woytek said she hopes the act encourages people to give to the clinic and other local non-profit organizations.
Woytek said the clinic will also be offering community members free flu shots on Nov. 28.
“If you have not gotten your flu shot this season, it’s really important to get them so we can keep our community healthy,” Woytek said.
Adults living in Bell County who are not insured or underinsured and not eligible for government health programs may be eligible for the clinic’s services.
The clinic that has served more than 400 patients in 2016 is open by appointment Tuesday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call (254) 771-3374 or visit their website
To make a #GivingTuesday donation to Temple Community Clinic, click here.
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