Today’s clinic found us in wonderful spring-like weather, warm and dry, with a very large number of visitors and patients. We started off with a bang, having perhaps 60 people waiting for Healthcare, food, drinks, clothes, personal items, flu shots, counseling, and Herbal Medicine.
Our doctor was going nonstop, triage never seemed to get a break, and the 3 wound care volunteers were also very busy. By the end of the day we had seen a total of 30 patients.
Our food service folks put out 500 sandwiches, 7 gallons of a delicious pasta with big flakes of Parmesan cheese, and enough coffee and other drinks to float a battleship.
The Burrito Brigade brought a big cooler full of marvelous burritos for the crowd, and the Catholic Worker folks dropped off a big donation as well. THANK YOU BOTH!!
The picture is of our Hospitality Lead carefully listening to the needs of one of our star patients, the Wonder Dog who got a reprieve from a large tumor and is continuing on with a very happy life and a loving owner.