14th Annual Dinner Fundraiser
We hope this letter finds you and your family, friends, and co-workers well as we enter a new year.
FernCare continues to serve Southeast Michigan’s by providing free healthcare to those in our community who are uninsured. We are proud to be a trusted resource for people looking not only for help with healthcare, but for many of life’s other realities as well. We provide access to assistance with utilities and housing, local shelters, legal aid, and job training.
We hope that you will consider helping us continue to fulfill our mission by sponsoring our upcoming 14th Annual Dinner fundraiser, “Dream Bigger Aim Higher” on Thursday, April 20th at the San Marino Club in Troy. As an event sponsor, you will receive tickets to the event as well as recognition of your gift. Please join us for a lovely evening celebrating what a group of volunteers dreamt of over 14 years ago.
FernCare continues to be a rock of stability in a confusing and shifting health care landscape, with over 1,500 patient visits in 2022 and answering over 2,100 phone calls and walk-in inquiries from people looking for health care and other assistance. We are a trusted resource serving patients who would otherwise have gone without primary health care. Thanks to our amazing volunteers, including medical staff, who put in nearly 3,900 hours of service, to help us keep our operating costs very low. We provide a wide range of health care services at a fraction of the cost that you’d receive at a general practitioner’s office, plus disease management mental health counseling, insurance enrollment assistance and more.
We’ve made a lot of progress, but there is still work to be done! Costs continue to rise, demand for our services is still as high as it ever was, and we need your help! We are proud to serve Michigan’s uninsured and know that we are making a difference in the wellbeing of our patients and our community.
Thank you so much for your support and being on this journey with us.
Barbara Winter Daniel Martin
FernCare Board President FernCare Executive Director