Impressive turnout for Dover free healthcare event, volunteers still needed

DOVER, Del.-

Monday was day two of the Greater Dover Healthcare Blitz, the free healthcare event going across the City until August 9. So far organizers say they’ve been blown away by the response.

Project Coordinator Donyale Hall says, “The best part about it is I get the calls with the tearful members of the community, just grateful that somebody has come to be able to give them something that they have been in dire need of.”

The Central Delaware Partnership for Hope Innovative Readiness training is a program through the Department of Defense that relies on a community partnership to bring their services to an identified area of need. Community members can get everything from a general health screening to optical or dental services, completely free. You don’t need insurance and you don’t even have to have an ID. The one thing you do need to bring is a mask.

Hall says, “we want to make sure that both the community and our providers and military members are safe and so we are asking people who are coming out looking for services to indeed bring their mask and bring their patience to be able to get in that line and wait for their services.”

There are three locations: North Dover, South Dover and Towne Point elementaries. Clinic hours are daily from 8AM to 4PM. Organizers say if you want to help, they are in dire need of people who are bilingual, specifically in both spanish or haitian-creole.

Volunteers can click here for more information.

The event ends next Monday.

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