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    Helping those who help others

    Day 13

    A Clinic for All

    NOAH, North Omaha Area Health Services, provides free and reduced priced medical services. That includes healthy living programs, support groups for things like diabetes and weight loss, counseling, and testing for pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.

    Two of the Girls for Africa leaders are in nursing school and have interned at NOAH. They’ve experienced the ins and outs of the clinic and know how important it is in serving the community. The girls also know that the clinic struggles with funding – sometimes it’s not easy to get the supplies they need.

    So the girls wanted to give back in a way that would help NOAH feel confident in reaching more people – medical supplies.

    “Medical supplies are the backbone of our operation here at NOAH,” said Shomari, NOAH’S Program and Outreach Coordinator. “We reach out to our community to bring them in for health screenings. Without our supplies, we wouldn’t be able to provide them with accurate information about their health.”

    Ira Combs, Founder and Executive Director of NOAH, gave us a tour. He told us that they were experiencing an increase in patients needing their services but were low on supplies.

    Luckily, we were able to help. Together with Girls for Africa, we purchased $500 worth of supplies so that Ira, Shomari, and their team can continue to meet the community’s needs.

    “The ability to provide free health screening to a diverse community is important to the success of our entire city,” said Shomari. “Raising the health standards of our city is important to us.”

    ARC is humbled to be able to support NOAH – an organization serving the community in incredibly important ways, but also one that is near and dear to the Girls for Africa’s hearts.

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