Dear Friends, Family, and Supporters,
Approximately 5 years ago, I had the opportunity to climb Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. We were raising money to drill water wells in Africa. 24,000 lives were lost daily due to water borne illnesses. Today, our purpose is just as serious; and it affects our own communities. Having no health insurance affects over 800,000 Pennsylvanians. Yes, that number of people is the equivalent to the city of Pittsburgh. It is hard to estimate how this lack of care influences long term health. Most of these individuals and families cannot afford the fees charged by doctors, hospitals, or pharmacies and in consequence do not get even basic care.
Our free clinic allows us to act as a safety net to these individuals. Often, we treat men and women working two or three jobs, including a large number of young adults in their twenties. We see people who have lost their jobs, who are between jobs or whose work place is in black-out. It is the compassionate thing to do; and it helps us to fulfill the great command from Christ to love people through medicine found in Matthew 25.
We are Sheep Inc Health Care Center and we need your help to continue serving everyone in need. Last year, we served over 900 patients, providing approximately $800,000 – $900,000 in free care and giving hope to people who would otherwise go without medical treatment.
Our Annual Fundraising Spaghetti Dinner is our largest annual fundraiser and our goal this year is to raise $25,000! The dinner will be held on the evening of Friday May 27th in the gymnasium at Monroeville Assembly of God, from 6-8pm. Door open at 5pm for the auction. Please come to the dinner, give, and/or volunteer… and serve a Mighty God.
We appreciate all you can do. It is through both individual and local business donations that our Fundraising Dinner will be a success. Your donation is tax-deductible. Whether you can help by donating items for our Chinese and Silent auctions, products /goods for the dinner, gift cards, or any way you choose to partner with us, you will be helping to strengthen our community. Checks should be payable to SIHCC. Our Tax ID # is 45-5532140.
If you have any questions, please email my wife Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Eileen Andrews at 412-310-0062.
Dr. Robert Beasley