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GivingTuesday 2021: A Movement of Global Generosity

 

This GivingTuesday, consider making a tax-deductible donation to the NAFC!

You can make a secure, online donation by clicking here

 

 

As the world continues to navigate an increasingly tumultuous decade, the concept of generosity - of giving, receiving, and connecting - is evermore important.

Each individual holds the ability to use generosity in ways that make a difference in the world, whether through the donation of financial support, time, kindness, skills, or advocacy. Through GivingTuesday, people across the globe come together in this shared goal.

 

What is GivingTuesday?

 

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – Resources for General Information, Preparedness and Prevention

 

Free and Charitable Clinics throughout the U.S. are at the frontlines of community healthcare needs and concerns.  As concerns over the Coronavirus increase, the NAFC has compiled resources regarding the disease spread, preparedness and prevention. 

For information on Coronavirus Disease 2019, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) webpage providing educational resources and updates on the disease: http://www.coronavirus.gov​.  

Within this website you can find a wide variety of resources including information about how the disease spreads, symptoms and prevention, has resources for communities, healthcare professionals and more, and has regular updates on the disease.

Below are specific links within the above site with important information.

Update on Tax Legislation & NAFC Concerns

Both the House and the Senate moved swiftly and passed a $1.5 trillion piece of Tax Legislation which is the most sweeping tax overhaul in decades.  The bill will now be sent to President Trump to sign into law. 

Wednesday's re-vote in the House split mostly along party lines, 224 to 201, as it did 24 hours earlier. Twelve Republicans voted against the measure, along with all the Democrats. To view the legislation in its entirety, please visit http://docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/20171218/CRPT-115HRPT-466.pdf

The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics remains very concerned with the implications and unintended consequences of this large-scale legislation, especially the following provisions:

Free & Charitable Clinics Provide Front Line Health Care Response

Over the last month, our country has endured riots, wildfires, floods and now two record breaking hurricanes. Providing health care in disaster impacted areas is critical, and yet unfortunately this is often difficult, not to mention heart breaking.

Those working in Free and Charitable Clinics are front line responders to their communities in times of need.   Our staff, volunteers and medical providers work to provide health care to all that need it.  Many times this means traveling to patients who are unable to physically get to the clinics due to lack of transportation, flood waters or illness itself.

Our member organizations are fearlessly and generously giving their time and talents in Hurricane Harvey impacted areas and now are preparing for the massive impact of Hurricane Irma which in Florida with the potential to impact Georgia and the Carolinas as well.  One thing is for certain, Free and Charitable Clinics - as they do every day - will continue to provide access to health care to their communities.

The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics is asking everyone to join with us as we offer our thoughts, prayers and support to those caregivers across the country who are putting their communities’ health care at the top of their priority list.

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