(ST. LOUIS, MO, 11/3/2017) – On Sunday, November 5, Volunteers in Medicine in St. Louis (VIM) and the Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MO) will host an open house for the new West County free health clinic.
WHAT: Open House for the West County Free Health Clinic
WHEN: Sunday, November 5th at 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
WHERE: 119 Baxter Shops, Manchester, MO 63011
“In the Quran, God says, ”˜whoever saves one life it is as if he had saved all of humanity,’” said Dr. Sajjad Baid Co-Founder of VIM. “Anyone who comes to our clinic are good people in need of help. Surviving on limited resources, they often exhibit great courage simply trying to get through each day. Now every person in the Greater St. Louis area has easy access to health care.”
VIM is a local non-profit and the health clinic whose mission is to create a “culture of caring.” The mission is based on an ethical standard in medicine that was once practiced and VIM believes it should be the heart of medicine again. VIM strives to serve the medical needs of the residents who are not covered by Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and who meet federal 200 percent poverty guidelines.
VIM Clinic Timing:
- Sundays: 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. & 2:00 – 4:00 P.M.
- Tuesdays: 12:00 – 3:00 P.M.
- Thursday: 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Patients are seen by appointments only. The West County Clinic is run entirely by volunteers and accepts donations to purchase supplies and encourages volunteers.
“I’m proud to be a part of a community that focuses on faithfully helping others,” said Faizan Syed, executive director of CAIR-MO. “Providing free health services regardless of one’s religion or ethnicity and helping humanity is what Islam is about.”
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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