FaithHealth NC Update for April 2018
FaithHealth NC, a ministry of the Wake Forest Baptist Hospital is working in your area to do things to better our communities. One way that we are trying to help is through helping elderly and low-income families be able to get their medications at low to no cost. This process is done through NC Med Assist and Patient Assistance foundations. If you have someone in your congregation that could benefit from these services due to their income, please have your church member contact Melissa Taylor, our local FaithHealth NC Connector/Representative for West Chowan Baptist Association. Not every person will qualify, but many do. And Melissa is available to train someone from your congregation in getting your elderly and income restricted congregants registered for these types of services. Call her at (252) 539-2644 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. FaithHealth NC is here to help you, your congregations and your families. Call today!
Another project that Melissa is working on with FaithHealth NC is Project Lifesaver. Project Lifesaver International is based out of Chesapeake, Virginia and is a cooperative project with local law enforcement officials and caregivers of Alzheimer’s, dementia, developmental disability, and autism patients. Their purpose is to fit these patients with radio frequency devices that can be used to locate them should they wander away from their family or caregivers. Currently, she is working on establishing a unit with the Northampton County Sheriff’s Department. Upon successful completion of this initial project, she hopes to establish units with Bertie and Hertford County Sheriff’s Departments. Please pray that this underserved area of the state will be able to participate with this 100% success rate project!
After a brief hiatus, Melissa is also back working on the grant process for AEDs (automated external defibrillators) for our churches and association office. While she is not able to get full funding for the AEDs, which run in cost approximately $1,500—2,000, she can often get partial to half funding with grants. If your church is interested and would like to purchase an AED and become trained in its use, please contact her at email@example.com.
Working together as the Lord’s hands and feet, we can make our churches and communities better places. After all, isn’t this what He asked us to do?
Melissa M. Taylor, LPN, BSR, MTS FaithHealth NC Connector