CONCORD, N.C. — The Community Free Clinic in Concord is receiving a facelift.
Nurse, volunteer, and retired firefighter James Gerber is spearheading the effort to renovate the facility, which provides ‘free’ services for low-income families who don’t have insurance.
The clinic has already secured an $80,000 grant from Lowes, but Gerber says he’s working to raise more.
“I said rather than just paint this place. Let’s do everything! So addition to being a nurse, I flip houses on the side. So I have a construction crew and I thought we could really do some good work here,” Gerber said.
Gerber said the goal is to raise $100,000 more and has set up a website for donations to enlist the help of 100 firefighters to complete the renovations next weekend.
“We’re really trying to make this place a more comfortable and pleasant place to be,” he explained.
>> Channel 9′s Gina Esposito spoke with patients about how much the clinic means to the community, in the video at the top of this page.
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