As most of you know, No One Without was invited to participate in our first out of state event in Memphis, TN. Kelli, our Chief Operating Officer, is from Memphis and used to work for a place called The Church Health Center.
Dr. Scott Morris, a family practice physician and ordained United Methodist minister, founded the Church Health Center in 1987 to provide quality, affordable healthcare for working, uninsured people and their families. Thanks to a broad base of support from individual donors and the faith community, as well as the volunteer help of doctors, nurses, dentists and others, the Church Health Center has grown to become the largest faith-based healthcare organization of its type in the country. They have provided care for more than 58,000 unique patients in the last 10 years without relying on government funding. The Clinic logs about 42,000 patient visits a year. Fees are charged on a sliding scale based on income. The average visit costs about $25.
Every year for the past 6 years, The Church Health Center hosts a fundraiser called Rock For Love. The event consists of several days of concerts where local Memphis musicians entertain crowds and give back to the place that has given to them. This year, for Rock For Love 6, they decided to pull out all the stops and incorporate a street festival into the roster of events. Kelli and No One Without was asked to fly to Memphis and receive some hometown love.
And did we EVER receive some hometown love! In one day, in 8 hours, Memphis purchased enough product to provide 60 people with clean water for 25 years. Yes, you heard that right. In 8 hours, 60 people received water for 25 years. No One Without is giving these filters in the name of the Church Health Center in order to promote awareness of their mission, and to thank them for including us in such a wonderful event.
Hold onto your hats Memphis, No One Without is on the roster for Rock For Love 7 next year!