Attendees at NHF’s 62nd Annual Meeting in New Orleans packed some extras in their suitcases this year—items to donate to the Lower 9th Ward Community Health Clinic in New Orleans. NHF’s Social Work Working Group (SWWG) spearheaded the outreach project to a neighborhood devastated by the hurricanes in 2005.
The donated items ranged from medical supplies, such as alcohol wipes and ice packs, to baby food and office supplies. In addition, the clinic received a check for $50 and gift cards to office supply stores totaling $620.
NHF’s SWWG was pleased that its first outreach project was a success and was touched by the response from participants who donated to the clinic. The clinic was very appreciative of the donations. It sent a heartfelt thank you to all who so generously donated items.The Lower 9th Ward Community Health Clinic is a nonprofit organization established by two local nurses to meet the healthcare needs of the community after Hurricane Katrina swamped the working class neighborhood with heavy rains and flooding. The clinic opened in 2007 “to provide high quality, cost-effective, culturally sensitive healthcare services to the community regardless of ability to pay.”