TUSTIN, Calif.–The Orange County Rescue Mission announced today that $227,500 donated by two organizations will be used to fund health services to needy children countywide.
The Children and Families Commission of Orange County contributed $200,000 to the effort, and the American Career College donated $27,500.
The money will be used to buy a 39-foot RV and equip it as a “state-of-the-art” mobile medical clinic, mission officials said. The mobile clinic will have three exam rooms and will be operated and staffed by healthcare workers from the Hurtt Family Health Clinic of Tustin.
Services provided by the mobile clinic will include primary, acute and preventative care, asthma management, immunizations, flu vaccinations and vision and dental care.
“We are thrilled with these partnerships that will make a tremendous difference in the lives of Orange County’s most vulnerable citizens children,” said rescue mission President Jim Palmer.
“American Career College teaming with the commission results in our ability to expand greatly needed medical services for at-risk children,” Palmer said. “At a time when public funds are becoming more limited, the commitment … is all the more vital and appreciated.”
About 29,000 Orange County children do not have health insurance, according to the rescue mission, which cited the 2007 California Health Interview Survey.