Non-Profit Gets New Building, Help From Community

By KBJR News 1

August 23, 2012 Updated Aug 23, 2012 at 11:05 PM CDT

Grand Rapids, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - A non–profit organization that is used to helping others is now getting some help themselves.

The Project Care Clinic provides health outreach services to people without medical insurance.

When they needed a new building, the Blandin Foundation helped. In addition to providing the organization with a new space for their clinic, the Foundation also gave them a $100,000 grant.

"The new building will allow us to expand our hours and operations," said Project Care Executive Director, Carrie Estey-Dix, "We work on a very, very limited budget."

"It's [the new location] going to be well worth it I believe, for this community," said volunteer Albert Estey.

The Project Care clinics help people without medical insurance, giving them basic healthcare that they otherwise might not be able to get. Estey-Dix says that they've seen a huge need for their services throughout the area.

"Each clinic we just see more and more patients," she said.

The Grand Rapids Home Depot provided the organization with materials needed to work on their new clinic.

"We do the best we can to help out," said the store's Associate Manager, Leslie Adkisson.

"Without community support, we could never do what we do," said Estey-Dix.

In addition to their clinic in Grand Rapids, Project Care has clinics in Hibbing and Ely. They say they see potential to add even more clinics throughout Northern Minnesota.

Written for the web by Jennifer Austin.