It’s been a very busy spring/summer here at Northwest Health. With all of the recent flooding happening in our service area (Holt/Andrew/Atchison/Buchanan counties), we have taken action to provide aid through flood relief supplies for victims of the floodwaters. With the help of Direct Relief, Heart2Heart and Clean the World, organizations who provided supplies to us during this natural disaster, and our local United Way, we have been able to help hundreds of flood victims over the last four months.
We have provided tetanus shots, hygiene items, over-the-counter medications, cleaning supplies, clean drinking water, food and more in communities like Mound City, Amazonia, St. Joseph, Rosendale, Rushville, Craig, Agency, Rockport, Watson, Lewis & Clark Village, Oregon and Big Lake, Missouri.
To tag along with the supplies from these organizations, the local St. Joseph United Way has pledged to match funding with Northwest Health which has provided lost medical supplies in the floodwater including things like wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, nebulizers, shower chairs and more. We also replaced prescription medication that was damaged or lost. Flood victims were able to receive new prescriptions filled by our local Family Medicine Pharmacy at no charge. Right now, we’re currently passing out what we have left of flood relief supplies and providing some free cookouts to these affected communities to come together over a shared meal and find local resources that may help them get back on their feet. We can’t thank these organizations enough for helping us accomplish this great work.
If you know someone affected by the recent flooding, please give one of our locations a call and ask to speak with Jacob Parks, Mobile Health/Flood Relief Manager.
Thanks, and have a great day!
Corey Myers is the Digital Marketing Manager for Northwest Health Services and works with health professionals to provide important health related information.