Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Thank you, Health Bus Heroes!

Sitting in my office, drinking Vitamin C in the form of orange juice, and hoping the lingering remains of my cold will end soon, I can't help but reflect on how much more difficult even having a cold is when you're homeless. Where do you go? Whom do you see? We are here to help with food, shelter, and hope, and we are so grateful for the agencies who work and serve, as we do, to meet needs in Michigan's capital area.
Some of those unsung heroes arrive at the Mission every Monday in a renovated RV that we call the Ingham County "Health Bus," a service of the Ingham County Health Department. These faithful medical practitioners have been providing medical care to our guests and others with limited or no income for many years, and they have a definite compassion and rapport with the homeless community. They also coordinate to be sure our guests have access to things like the Flu shot, to protect them and others with whom they come in contact.
Thank you, to the "Health Bus" team! We are so grateful for your service to guests of the City Rescue Mission and for your continued work throughout our community!

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