2014 Health and Wellness Fair Benefit the Homeless and Underserved in North Carolina

Thanks HSCF for Oral Hygiene Kits for Homeless and Underserved in Guilford County
Thanks HSCF for Oral Hygiene Kits for Homeless and Underserved in Guilford County

My Faith Looks Up To Thee Ministries (MFLUTT) located in Whitsett, North Carolina were the sponsors of a hugely successful Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, September 13, 2014. The primary focus of this public health intervention was to assist the homeless, at-risk and other underserved populations of Guilford County, North Carolina.  All of our special guests (i.e., homeless, at-risk and underserved) appreciated receiving free oral hygiene products (toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss).  This was made possible due to the generosity of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation.  In addition, our guests were given personal access to several healthcare professionals to answer specific concerns and provide targeted resources to help them with a variety of  affordable healthcare services available to them in their communities.  Also, our guests received  “FREE” blood pressure and hearing screenings, HIV/AIDS testing, breast exams, and much more.  In addition, our guests received spiritual health (i.e., prayer by ordained ministers, when requested).  We hope to include dental screenings in the future.2014 Health and Wellness Fair - Blood Pressure ScreeningAlthough 110 people were confirmed participants (including 25 professional exhibitors, volunteers, donors), additional volunteers came on the day of the event to assist our special guests.  As a testament to the success of this health fair, we were glad to learn (via completed evaluations) that many of the exhibitors, volunteers and our guests expressed interest in making this kind of health fair an annual event!  

Health & Wellness Fair Flyer
Health & Wellness Fair Flyer