Groundbreaking held Monday for new G-M Free Clinic

by Quinton Sheppard - Posted on Nov 14, 2012 - 01:50 PM

Photo: Janet Gomez, left, volunteer resource coordinator for the Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic, discusses plans for the new facility with volunteer Kate Foskit. Photo by Quinton Sheppard

Janet Gomez, left, volunteer resource coordinator for the Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic, discusses plans for the new facility with volunteer Kate Foskit. Photo by Quinton Sheppard

A milestone in the history of the Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic was reached Monday morning, as groundbreaking was held for its new clinic, which will be located in the Gloucester Business Park, White Marsh.

Clinic staff members and its board of directors hope to be in the new 9,000-plus square foot facility by next June.

It was made clear Monday morning that the progress and work the clinic has done and continues to do could not be possible without its more than 270 volunteers and the generous support of the community.

Ann Quinn, chair of the clinic’s capital campaign, opened Monday’s ceremony by calling the new building "the culmination of a dream many of us have had for a long time."

Clinic executive director Kay Bradley said the Bible states that for everything, there is a season. "This is our season," Bradley said. She compared the clinic to the "little engine that could."