Support Doctors Without Walls at Santa Barbara Gives!

Santa Barbara Gives! is a year-end fundraising program for Santa Barbara nonprofits. 44 Santa Barbara nonprofits — including Doctors Without Walls — have been invited to participate in the pilot year of Santa Barbara Gives! Each nonprofit has selected a progressive change project to profile at Santa Barbara Gives. Here’s our “big idea”:

A Mobile Medical Clinic: By the People, For the People

We hope to raise $65,000 to acquire a second mobile clinic, a community-funded vehicle that will help us expand our services countywide and schedule multiple missions at the same time — and increase our reach to the chronically unsheltered and working poor. A mobile clinic provides accessible health care wherever needed. Lack of insurance and transportation are the primary reasons why injuries and infections are left untreated, which can result in long-term disabilities and complications. By providing services on demand and promoting earlier access to care, we limit the strain on local hospitals. Patients who avoid the emergency room drain less money and resources.

Will you help us make better use of DWW’s volunteer health care workers? To donate, to our big idea, please visit www.sbgives.org/nonprofit/santa-barbara-street-medicine/.

 

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November 27th, 2017|