T-Shirt Fundraiser Raises Money for Local Health Clinic

Hattiesburg Clinic recently held a t-shirt fundraiser in conjunction with its A Night at the Zoo employee appreciation event. 

Zoo-themed t-shirts were available for Hattiesburg Clinic employees to purchase to wear the night of the event. All proceeds from the t-shirts sales helped provide care for patients at Edwards Street Fellowship Health Clinic. At the close of the fundraiser, over 600 shirts were sold and nearly $6,000 was raised in support of the health clinic.

Hattiesburg Clinic CEO Bryan N. Batson, MD, and Rebecca W. Lauderdale, MD, presented the donation to Ann McCullen, Executive Director of Edwards Street Fellowship Center, and Health Clinic Director Malinda Baucum, RN.

“All of us at Edwards Street Fellowship Health Clinic are bursting with gratitude for the generous Hattiesburg Clinic employees who supported our clinic by purchasing T-shirts,” McCullen said. “A gift of this size is life-changing for our patients who receive their medical care, lab tests, prescription medication and home monitoring supplies from us at no cost.”

With the help of medical, business and community leaders, Edwards Street Fellowship Health Clinic, Hattiesburg’s first free health clinic, opened its doors on January 15, 2016. In 2019, thanks to a grant from the Asbury Foundation, the clinic was able to expand to a second location. The two buildings now house a medical lab, exam rooms, physical therapy services, patient education services and administrative offices.

Hattiesburg Clinic is honored to be able to contribute to the health clinic’s mission to offer free health care to uninsured and under-insured patients in the community.

According to McCullen, the slogan for Fellowship Health Clinic is “Community Caring for Community.” 

“Hattiesburg Clinic employees really made that slogan come to life with their amazing support of the t-shirt sales,” McCullen said. “On behalf of the patients who are treated at Fellowship Clinic, the staff and volunteers of our free clinic offer a huge thank you to all who made this generous donation possible.”