Volunteers In Medicine Awarded $1,500 Grant To Sponsor Comprehensive Care For Three Low-Income, Uninsured Patients
Bend, Ore. – June 18, 2015 Volunteers in Medicine Clinic of the Cascades (VIM) recently received a $1,500 grant from Wells Fargo. This gift will sponsor comprehensive medical care for three low-income, uninsured adults in Central Oregon for one year.
“The majority of our patients have one or more chronic condition,” said Kat Mastrangelo, Executive Director of VIM. “These conditions include diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and mental health diagnoses. All of which are manageable with medical oversight and access to care.”
By receiving basic preventative care, patients are able to avoid lost workdays and ER costs they can’t hope to pay. With VIM, the community has healthier workers and the satisfaction that comes along with taking care of our neighbors.
VIM does not receive government funding and does not accept insurance. The clinic is 100% supported by private foundations, businesses and individual donations, plus in-kind contributions of professional services and supplies.
Every dollar donated is multiplied seven times because of the dedicated efforts of our volunteers. As a result, VIM generates more than $6,000,000 in healthcare benefits each year.
“We are fortunate to have the support of businesses like Wells Fargo to help sponsor the medical care of at-risk adults in our community,” stated Mastrangelo. “Together we are changing healthcare one person at a time.”
About Volunteers in Medicine
Since 2004, Volunteers in Medicine has been providing healthcare services to low-income adults in Central Oregon by utilizing the collaborative efforts of more than 300 clinic volunteers and more than 400 community medical partners. VIM is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that is 100% supported by private foundations, business and individual gifts, and in-kind contributions of professional services and supplies. New patients and those in need of assistance enrolling in Affordable Care Act programs are welcome. For more information call 541-330-9001 or visit www.vim-cascades.org.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,700 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 266,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2015 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.