Roanoke’s Salvation Army and LewisGale Medical Center team for community health fair

Published: Feb. 27, 2021 at 7:35 PM EST
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - The Salvation Army Roanoke and LewisGale Medical Center teamed for the first time to hold a free Community Health Fair Saturday.

Together the two provided health information about many topics, including how to find a doctor.

Participants were able to do most things they could get done at a doctor’s office.

The Salvation Army says since the pandemic began, they’ve seen access to family healthcare decline due to job loss, and this is a way to help those who’ve been impacted.

“The community is really struggling; these are neighbors or friends. They’re our family. This event is about community health and community and guiding them towards information and resources, so that they can get a provider and get back to living a healthier life,” said Tesa Price-Clark, volunteer and specials events coordinator.

Price-Clark says they do plan to have another health fair, hopefully making it bigger and better.

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