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Church Health's Giving Day helps provide medical care for the uninsured, underserved

It's Church Health's annual Giving Day and they need the public's health to continue to provide people without insurance much needed healthcare.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — COVID-19 is growing the need of Church Health's services as it continues to provide health care for the uninsured. Its annual Giving Day helps support the services they provide.

For people without health insurance or those who are underserved, Church Health is a lifeline. They provide people with medical services, dental, physical rehab, eye care and more.

Church Health said, due to COVID-19 they have seen a surge of patients and a demand for services. Since April, they've also provided free COVID-19 tests for the uninsured.

Jenny Koltnow, Church Health Director of Communications and Development, said, for only the second time in the 33-year history of the organization, clients will not have to be working in order to receive care during the pandemic. Previously, clients had to work part-time.

"We’ve been called to step up and out at an even greater scale," Koltnow said. "As you know more than 100,000 people have lost their jobs over the last several months by extension most of them have lost their employer covered health insurance.”

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, this year's Church Health Giving Day is going virtual. Instead of hosting the Craft for Care Craft Fair, dozens of vendors will sell goods to benefit Church Health online here.

Throughout the day, Church Health will utilize ambassadors and social media to try and engage with new donors and renew existing monthly donors known as "champions." Church Health has a goal this July to sign up 100 new champion donors.

“Church Health invites everyone to consider being a champion for our patients," Koltnow said. "Every day there are thousands of people around us who are sick and need the care and counsel of a health care provider. Church Health is where they turn in there time of need.”

Thanks to an anonymous donor, all donations made will be matched up to $250,000.

To learn more about the services Church Health provides visit their website. For more information on how to donate, click here.

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