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Nacogdoches health event provides resources for families in need

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
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NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

Nacogdoches Bible fellowship dedicated a day to servicing the community with an event called, Health Slam Jam.

“Its one thing to get them to come into the church, but it’s better when the church will go out to them,” Nacogdoches bible fellowship executive pastor, John Davis said. “So the real idea is getting people saved.”

Organizers created Slam Jam to bring people in the community together while opening their eyes to health resources.

“Not many people want to come to a to a doctor’s office,” Care First clinic director, Consuela Forney said. “They just do not want to do it. So if you’re out in the community, out where they’re familiar with, they’re more likely to come to the doctor’s office for a health checkup.

“Out of our love for Christ we like to reach out to the community and give back, and share that love with the community,” dentist, Brandon Florence said.

More than 20 booths set up to guide residents to a healthier lifestyle.

“We have to get them diagnosed and get them on a diet that can help them,” Forney said.

Organizers said this event was meant to help low income families realize what resources are available, even when they don’t think they can afford it.

“I don’t want to go to doctor,” event attendee, Tonie Curl said. “It is difficult when you don’t have adequate insurance.”

“Cost should not be a factor when it comes to your life, so we’ll offer ways to get your medicines for you,” Forney said.

“Any dentist should be able to help with the services that they need and that’s what we’re trying to do today is connect them with somebody local in the area,” Florence said.

For more information on what resources were available at this event contact 936-652-7801.

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