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Guadalupe Free Clinic honors Fredericksburg couple

Len and Sylvia Fontenot, parishioners of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Fredericksburg, received the “Tilma Award” from the Guadalupe Free Clinic in Colonial Beach last month. They were recognized for their commitment and dedication to establishing the clinic and for their continued dedication to its mission of providing health care to the needy.

The Guadalupe Free Clinic, a diocesan apostolate, was founded in 2005 and operates on the grounds of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in Colonial Beach. It is a donor-supported, volunteer-staffed free health clinic that serves the indigent, working poor and medically uninsured residents of Westmoreland County.

Since opening, the clinic has provided more than $16.5 million in free health care. In 2017-18, they conducted 1,895 patient visits/appointments. On average, every $1,000 donated to the clinic generates more than $12,000 in free healthcare.

Help out

The clinic is looking for bilingual volunteers to help translate, nurses, doctors, health professionals and other help. Call 804/224-0571 or go to guadalupefreeclinic.org.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2019