In need of care?

By Caitlin Britch, Staff Writer

In need for free medical care? This coming Saturday, Oct 12, there will be a free Compassion Clinic at Tigard High School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is for families living in the Tigard and Tualatin School district that cannot afford or do not have medical care.

At the clinic, appointments can be made for dental or any medical care, The clinic will also be serving lunch and offering free haircuts. Childcare will also be available for families with children that need to be supervised during the time of appointments.

“Many people do not realize how hard it is for some families around the area to have insurance for medical care,” receptionist Shari Balcom states, “it is hugely helpful to Tigard-Tualatin School District families because they get free lunch, free childcare, and can schedule appointments.”

Who is it for? The Compassion Clinic is open to the homeless, families struggling to get by, and anyone else around the area in need.

Ari Bradley, in charge of the clinic, adds, “anyone who is under insured or in need of care is welcome.”

“A lot of people come. People line up in the middle of the night,” said N.H.S. and Key Club adviser Francis “Frank” Caro. “ That just shows how many people are in need and it is sad that that many people need medical care for their families.”

Members of the National Honor Society and Key Club will be volunteering their time to the clinic, Caro mentioned that 300 volunteers are needed in order to make the it happen.

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