First of its Kind Program to Deliver Free Prescription Medication to North Carolina's Uninsured to be Announced

About NC Association of Free Clinics

The North Carolina Association of Free Clinics, founded in 1998, is a private, nonprofit, 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization that conducts advocacy, research, public relations, resource development, training and technical assistance on behalf of its member free clinics and the people they serve. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, the Association -- the largest in the nation -- received its largest two grants to date for $10 million each from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, in order to expand and strengthen the free health clinic network across the state. To learn more about the work of the Association, visit or call (336) 251-1111.

About CommuniCare

CommuniCare is an innovative model of non-governmental healthcare intervention serving more than 13,000 patients in 46 South Carolina counties. This safety net of care provides needed medical information, treatment and medications at no cost to the uninsured in our state who do not qualify for Medicaid, Medicare or VA insurance. CommuniCare also operates Smiles, five pediatric dental care programs caring for more than 5,000 children from limited income families who would not otherwise have access to oral healthcare. CommuniCare works through a unique network of 2,500 volunteer physicians, 11 pharmaceutical companies, pharmacies and hospitals that donate their services and prescription drugs to approved patients. For more info, visit

About Raleigh Rescue Mission

For over 46 years, Raleigh Rescue Mission has helped hurting and homeless women, children, & men in our community to overcome their circumstances and rebuild their lives. The Mission provides emergency shelter and long-term recovery programs, including: shelter, food, clothing, medical & dental care, GED, educational & life skills classes, vocational training, job skills, addiction recovery, and Christian counseling & discipleship.

Raleigh Rescue Mission is a Christian, interdenominational 501 (c) (3) nonprofit agency and a member in good standing of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions and the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.

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