Letter: Support for Free Clinic was overwhelming
During the month of September, Chesapeake Bank held a fundraiser for the Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic’s capital campaign. On behalf of the patients, staff and board of the GMFC, I want to thank all those individuals who donated and, most especially, the administrators and staff of the bank who worked so hard to make this effort a success.
Although originally the bank offered to match all the gifts up to a total of $5,000, in typical Chesapeake Bank fashion, when the final figure rose to $7,000, Chesapeake didn’t flinch but rather wrote a check to match the entire amount. We would also like to thank Dr. Melvin Ressler for his offer in the afternoon to match anyone’s donation of $50 or more.
A special thanks to radio station XTRA 99.1 for joining the bank on Friday, Sept. 20 to promote the clinic and the bank’s efforts. Who could ask for better recognition than from Gloucester’s own infamous Neal Steele and Reese Williams. They certainly livened up the parking lot with their music and banter, as well as getting the message out about the clinic.
For all those individuals who found time to stop by the bank and make a donation, thank you for joining us in providing a medical home for those less fortunate. If you wish to know more about the clinic, why we need a new building, or hear about the future of the clinic with regard to the Affordable Care Act, please call 804-210-1368 and ask about our tours. We would love to see you to answer any questions you might have. Again, thanks to all who contributed. Your efforts are most appreciated!
Capital campaign chair, GMFC
Gloucester Point, Va.