Contact: Linda Baer
Phone: (630) 415 -8080
Fax: (630) 801-0089
61-63 South Broadway Street
Aurora, Illinois 60505
Mission Possible Receives $13,600 Community Foundation of FRV Grant
Aurora, December 2, 2014: The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley recently awarded a $13,600 grant that will expand the ability of Mission Possible to provide free healthcare to the uninsured. These valuable resources will enable this downtown Aurora Christian ministry to purchase new equipment for their vision and dental clinics. Visual field testing equipment will be added to help detect glaucoma and macular degeneration. A new dental autoclave will replace an outdated model. Additional small dental equipment will support the recent addition of a second dental chair.
Through more than 18,000 volunteer hours since inception in February 2012, Mission Possible has provided over 2200 healthcare visits valued at $451,000 and roughly 8000 recovery related visits. Due to recent growth, Mission Possible found it necessary to separate their healthcare and recovery services. The new Christian Recovery Fellowship Hall is now located in the adjacent space at 61 S. Broadway. They celebrated with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on November 1.
Individuals, who do not have any type of insurance, including Medicare, Medicaid, disability, veterans, or other governmental health care assistance, are welcome at Mission Possible. Free health care services include: medical, vision, dental, chiropractic, physical and occupational therapy. Eligible individuals may schedule appointments by calling 630-801-0086. Expect a three-month wait for the vision clinic and up to one year for dental care. Demand is high for these urgent services!
Mission Possible is a privately funded independently governed 501(c) 3 dedicated to holistically meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs in Aurora in Christ’s name. Donations from organizations like the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley enable volunteers to meet many critical needs. To learn more about Mission Possible, go to www.onjesusmission.org.
The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a non-profit, tax-exempt philanthropic organization that administers individual charitable funds and distributes grants and scholarships to benefit the citizens of the Fox River Valley in Illinois. Further information about the Community Foundation is available at www.CommunityFoundationFRV.org.