AnyCare24, a new medical clinic open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, has teamed up with several local charities in an effort to give back to the community.
Office Director and RN Debbie Hendrickson said Dr. Bill Robertson recently opened AnyCare24, located at 702 S. Cumberland St. in Lebanon, in October and has a goal to give back.
AnyCare24 has chosen four different charities to give back to: The Community Help Center of Wilson County, Joseph’s Storehouse, Run4Water and Brooks House, with three board members heading the decision-making process.
The AnyCare24 Community Advisory Board consists of Felicia Drake, Mike Gann and Larry Locke.
Hendrickson said AnyCare24 will donate a portion of its earnings for the quarter to a different charity each quarter, and the decision will be made based on voting and needs.
“Dr. Robertson was born and raised here and has always wanted to give back to people. His goal is to serve the community and also to give back to the community,” Hendrickson said. “He sees the needs of the community and wanted to do this, and we’re excited to be able to do this.”
On Wednesday, Brooks House became the first to receive support from AnyCare24 through a check for $380.
Brooks House Director Liz Reese said they were fortunate this year to receive grant money that would enable them to send the women of Brooks House to it’s new partner, AnyCare24.
Reese said every woman that comes through Brooks House gets vision, dental and a physical, and thanks to the grant money, now can do things like extended treatments and more.
“Last year we were very limited, but this year we can do a little more,” Reese said. “With that money we’ll be able to service 40 women this year, and that’s been the biggest blessing because 90 percent of the women that come to us don’t have healthcare, and that’s the last thing they think about when they come in.”
Reese said the recent partnership with AnyCare24 has been especially wonderful, in particular their 24-hour a day availability.
“It’s always been my motto ‘who’s open to serve me?’” Reese said. “Now we can come here anytime and get our problems solved and get things we need taken care of.”
According to Reese, Wednesday’s donation from AnyCare24 will go directly to everyday operations for Brooks House.
“We’re very excited, every penny helps,” Reese said. “But it’s not about the amount, it’s that people know who were are and what we do and what we stand for.”