Did you know not everyone in Georgia can get medical assistance from the government if they find themselves out of work or making too low of an income to afford insurance? In fact, there are thousands of people in Toombs and surrounding counties (between ages 19-64) who have nowhere to turn if they get sick or need a costly medication!
That's right ... in Georgia you have to be low-income, pregnant, disabled, under age 18 or over age 65 to get government assistance.
Sure, if you work and make at least $12k/year you can apply for insurance through ObamaCare's Marketplace, however, 99% of the time, you wouldn't be able to afford the high deductible attached to that insurance policy. (Most minimum wage, full-time workers make less than $15k/year!)
That's where The Mercy Ministries (TMM) comes in! We have patients walk through our doors in desperate need of care. And, we, as a holistic ministry seeking to heal the whole person, use this as an opportunity to not only meet their physical needs, but we also share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with them! We also give them access to mental health counseling (should they need it), and introduce them to classes which enable them to get better and stay better physically and financially SO THAT they can get out of the endless cycle of poverty, and impact the next generation of youth growing up right outside our back door.
Most of the patients at The Mercy Ministries (TMM) are hard working adults who are battling illnesses such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, COPD and other chronic illnesses which require on-going care management. These patients need more than just the occasional visit to the Emergency Room. They need more than a quick "band-aid" fix. They need continual, consistent compassion and care from an organization like TMM.
Please, consider being a part of Mercy's GIVING SOCIETY. Together, we all can make a difference and impact the next generation through promoting healthier individuals, healthier families and a healthier work force!
If you are interested in joining the GIVING SOCIETY,
contact Carly Benton Mon-Thurs 912-524-4000