MercyOne Clinton Foundation
is sponsoring the Med Tree campaign through January 31, 2022. The campaign raises funds for the Emergency Prescription Fund which assists people in the community with emergency medication needs. The fund is administered by the Information, Referral, and Assistance Services agency in Clinton.
“Many people continue to have to choose between buying food, paying rent, or paying for needed medications,” said Julie Dunn, executive director of the MercyOne Clinton Foundation. “The Med Tree campaign helps Information, Referral and Assistance Services to meet the needs in our community.”
"The Med Tree campaign helps us to provide the financial assistance to those who are struggling to pay for a needed prescription, a vital necessity to keeping well," said Regan Michaelsen, director of Information, Referral and Assistance Services. “We are grateful for every contribution that is received."
According to Michaelsen, the Med Tree campaign raised $4,100 last year to help nearly 300 individuals for needed medications, but needs in the community were estimated to be more than $6,000.
To donate, checks should be designated to Med Tree and mailed to MercyOne Clinton Foundation, 1410 N. 4th St., Clinton, IA 52732, or dropped off at the MercyOne Clinton Medical Center switchboard.