Stamford, Conn. – Aug. 16, 2016 – Near & Far Aid has awarded a $25,000 grant to AmeriCares Free Clinics to support quality health care for low-income Fairfield County residents without health insurance. The grant provides funding for operating expenses for both the Weisman AmeriCares Free Clinic in Bridgeport and the Bob Macauley AmeriCares Free Clinic in Norwalk. AmeriCares patients receive primary care, including medications, lab work and diagnostic testing, all at no cost.
“Near & Far Aid has been a fantastic partner for 18 years, helping to ensure we have the resources to keep our doors open and our patients healthy,” said AmeriCares Free Clinics Executive Director Karen Gottlieb. “With their support, we are increasing access to care for our community members most 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 basic necessities to people, as well as those that seek to achieve lasting change. Near & Far Aid has supported the AmeriCares Free Clinics since 1998.