The nonprofit utilized virtual and live elements to raise necessary funding to provide free medical services to uninsured and under-insured patients in Central Florida
For Immediate Release | November 9, 2020 (Orlando, FL) – In honor of Healthcare Heroes, Shepherd’s Hope hosted a broadcast event titled Mask-R-Aid on October, 24. This unique hybrid event spotlighted the nonprofit’s mission of providing free quality medical care to those who are uninsured or under-insured in Central Florida. While the event was available virtually to those who purchased a broadcast ticket, a small gathering was brought together at the event host location of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.
Participants of the evening were able to partake in great entertainment, a silent & live auction, a custom mask contest, and were inspired by volunteer and patient profiles of courage and hope; all from the comfort and safety of their own homes or locations.
“Mask-R-Aid helped to make up some of the funding gap we need to continue providing acute and specialty medical care to Central Florida’s uninsured and under-served.” Said Pam Gould, Shepherd’s Hope President & CEO. “With the increase in unemployment and the loss of healthcare coverage due to COVID-19, we anticipate our patient base will increase by 55%. While this year has been challenging for us all, we feel very fortunate to have dedicated supporters who believe in our mission of Caring People, Caring For People.”
Shepherd’s Hope typically raises funds through its annual Famous Faces Masquerade Ball but was unable to host a large in person gathering due to the Pandemic. Plans are in place to hold this event on October 8th of 2021.
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Press Contact | Abby Bricker | 419.341.1763 | email@example.com
About Shepherd’s Hope | Shepherd’s Hope provides free primary care and specialty care medical services, education and wellness programs to uninsured and underinsured men, women and children in Central Florida. The non-profit organization has provided over 300,000 free patient visits and services since 1997. In 2019, Shepherd’s Hope provided more than 20,000 free patient visits and medical services. This care is possible thanks to partnerships with 3,000 licensed medical and general volunteers, three community hospital systems, 100 diagnostic/secondary providers and numerous multi-faith partners. Patients are served at its five Central Florida service facilities in Longwood, East Orlando, Downtown Orlando, Ocoee and Winter Garden. 95 percent of donations directly support patient services. Details: 407.876.6699; www.shepherdshope.org