Please try to help Heart & Soul Clinic


In many respects, and for all the right reasons, the holiday season brings many opportunities to significantly make a difference for an individual or an organization. You may recall our coverage of the Heart & Soul Clinic when it opened in 2009. The clinic, at 202 Penn St., offers an array of free services to the uninsured or under-insured people of Hamilton County.

Whether it’s spiritual counseling, acute medical care, referrals or health screenings, the staff stands in the gap when most needed with office hours from 9 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. Here’s where you come in: This Saturday presents the perfect opportunity to play Santa Claus to the clinic by taking a few minutes out of your day to collect and donate any of a number of needed items, including temporal thermometers, cotton balls, gauze squares, Band-Aids, peroxide, baby wipes, paper towels, computer paper and myriad other items, a list of which may be found at

For the professionals in the audience, please consider volunteering your time if you are, among other specialists, a nurse practitioner, registered nurse, dentist, information-technology specialist or housecleaner. We understand there are organizations in our city that also could benefit, and we ask often for the community’s attention and participation. But this week, would you please consider Heart & Soul Clinic?

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With back-to-back Tuesday holidays coming – those would be Christmas and New Year’s Day – next week’s Current (the Dec. 25 edition) will be delivered this Saturday, and the following week’s Current (the Jan. 1, 2013 edition) will be delivered Dec. 29. Normal Tuesday delivery resumes Jan. 8, 2013.

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