As the numbers of the unemployed increase in Vermont, the need for health care for the uninsured grows, too. In recognition of this critical need, VSECU donated $9,000 to the Vermont Coalition of Clinics for the Uninsured (VCCU).
Lynn Raymond-Empey, the VCCU’s executive director, said that there are many in our communities who have no insurance and lack access to health care. She said the nine clinics in the VCCU network have seen a 35 percent increase in the number of our patients who are unemployed.
“Over the years, VSECU has been very generous to our clinics,” Raymond-Empey said. “This year, their donation means more than ever. One of the greatest gifts we can wish for our fellow Vermonters at this time of year is the gift of good health. The Vermont Coalition of Clinics works to address not only the immediate health needs of Vermonters, but also to help connect them with Green Mountain Care programs to insure their continued access to care. Many thanks to VSECU for helping us to make this wish come true. ”
According to Steve Post, VSECU’s chief executive officer, the credit union is concerned about the health and wellness of its members and their families as well as friends and neighbors in the communities served by VSECU across the state. “We at VSECU appreciate what the clinics for the uninsured do to help those who do not have access to affordable health care,” Post said. “We hope that our support will give more people the health care they need in a time when the demand for such services is growing.”
The nine clinics in the VCCU network include The Health Assistance Program at Fletcher Allen Health Care (Burlington); Good Neighbor Health Clinic / Red Logan Dental Clinic (White River Junction); Health Breaks & Health Connections at Gifford Medical Center (Randolph); The Open Door Clinic (Bristol/Middlebury); Park Street HealthShare Medical and Dental Clinics (Rutland); People’s Health and Wellness Clinic (Barre); Putney Walk-In Clinic (Putney); Valley Health Connections (Springfield); and Windsor Community Clinic (Windsor). For more information on the VCCU, visit www.vccu.net or call (802) 289-2454.
The Vermont State Employees Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative, which offers a full range of affordable financial products and services to its member-owners. People eligible to join the credit union include anyone who lives or works in Addison, Caledonia, Chittenden, Lamoille, Orange, Rutland and Washington counties, along with Vermont’s state employees and their families. For more information about VSECU, call 802/800 371-5162 or visit www.vsecu.com.
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