Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
The mission of RotaCare is to provide free medical care in the Bay Area for those who have the greatest need and the least access.
RotaCare is a nonprofit corporation formed for the purpose of providing free medical care to people who have the most need and the least access to medical services. It is a coalition of Rotarians, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, interpreters and other volunteers who provide free medical care to the medically underserved in a collaborative effort with hospitals, clinics, community and social service organizations and service groups.
This is an incredibly well-run clinic with a large population of gracious, hardworking, uninsured, patients. Instead of feeling like just "any" neighborhood free clinic, RotaCare Richmond is colorful, bright and professional, with many, many kind-hearted and caring volunteers who lend a personal touch to every patient encounter. The one thing I think we need more of, though, is doctors! Each additional pair of hands means more patients will find relief from their pain and discomfort, patients who truly have nowhere else to go.