Rural Americans face larger health challenges than urbanites due to lack of access to medical care, but the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine clinic in Ashford aims to limit that risk locally.
That is why Wiregrass Electric Cooperative’s (WEC)'s Operation Round Up Charitable Foundation recently presented a $2,500 check to the health clinic. The health clinic, which offers primary care and some muscular-skeletal treatments, provides Houston County with a great service, says WEC Chief Operating Officer Brad Kimbro.
“Having a medical facility in a rural area is a big deal,” he says. “There are doctors who weren’t here six months ago who are now serving not only Ashford but also all of Houston County. To have this type of quality care in a rural setting is very good for our members.”
WEC members raise money for grants like these when they opt to have their monthly bills rounded up to the next dollar.