CROWN POINT, Indiana - The Merrillville Rotary Club continued its Thanksgiving tradition of donating to those in need by delivering $1,500 in Strack & Van Til gift cards to Franciscan Health St. Clare Health Clinic Crown Point. The clinic will use the gift cards to supplement donations to its food pantry and feed the families of patients during the holidays.
Merrillville Rotary Club President Mary Wright said this is the seventh year the organization has raised funds for clinic patients, and the donation comes strictly from internal fundraisers by club members. "Rotary's mantra is service above self, so we're really happy we can help," she said.
The St. Clare Health Clinic, at 1121 Indiana Avenue in Crown Point, is a primary care provider of non-emergency services with an emphasis on prevention, early detection, patient education, physical exams and health screenings. The clinic also serves those who endure hardship to access quality healthcare. For clinic hours, call (219) 663-2160.
Photo caption: Members of the Merrillville Rotary Club presented their donation at Franciscan Health St. Clare Health Clinic Crown Point on November 25, 2019. Back row, from left, Merrillville Rotary Club members Tom Kuhn and Jim Larsen, St. Clare Health Clinic Practice Manager Jennifer Willis, and Merrillville Rotary Club members Joe Stephan, Kathryn Golden and Lisa Kuehl. Second row, from left, Franciscan Health Foundation Director of Development Debbie Tatum, Merrillville Rotary Club member Micki Pawlowski, Merrillville Rotary Club President Mary Wright, St. Clare Health Clinic Operations Manager Renee Kellom and Franciscan Health Foundation Director of Development MinDee Richard. Front, Merrillville Rotary Club member Hans Enderlin.