Stamford, Conn. – July 15, 2014 – Near & Far Aid has awarded a $20,000 grant to the Weisman AmeriCares Free Clinic of Bridgeport and the Bob Macauley AmeriCares Free Clinic of Norwalk. The grant provides operating support for the clinics, which provide free medical care for low-income Fairfield County residents without health insurance. AmeriCares patients receive primary care, including medications, lab work and diagnostic testing, all at no cost.
“We are delighted to receive this generous grant from Near & Far Aid,” said AmeriCares Free Clinics Executive Director Karen Gottlieb. “We rely on donations from local foundations, corporations and area residents to sustain our operations. It is truly a community coming together to help our neighbors in need.”
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 life’s most basic necessities, as well as those that seek to achieve lasting change. Near & Far Aid is a longtime supporter of AmeriCares Free Clinics, donating more than $200,000 to the program since 1998.