It’s a busy time for volunteers at Servolution Health Services, as they strive to raise money to keep the free medical and dental clinic open.
The clinic that provides free services to the uninsured of the area is having two events this weekend: A golf scramble and a telethon. Servolution Health Services provides health, dental and other services to many uninsured in the area who meet the income criteria.
The faith-based organization operates almost solely on donations and grant funding.
There will be a golf scramble to benefit Servolution Health Services on Sept. 9 at the Middlesboro Country Club. Registration and check-in is at 8:30 a.m., a shotgun start will be at 9 a.m. A four-person team is $300 if registered before the event, add $50 if you register the day of the event.
Lunch will be provided and gift bags will be given out. First prize will be $600, second prize will be $400 and third prize will be $200. Hole-in-one and closest-to-pin prizes will be given as well. Teams and hole sponsors are still needed. You may register at Middlesboro Country Club or Servolution Health Services.
Servolution is selling raffle tickets for a 20 oz. Yeti cup ($1), a 30 oz. Yeti cup ($2), and a Yeti cooler ($5). Go by Servolution to buy a ticket or purchase one at the golf tournament. The drawing will be held during the annual telethon on Sept. 11.
On Sunday, the annual telethon will be held on LMU-TV during Gary and Phil’s Gospel Show.
The telethon will air locally on LMU-TV, channels 4 and 20 on Vyve. It will also air live on radio stations WCXZ AM and WLMU FM. Internet live streaming will be on 74WCXZ.com – choose “listen live” – or on 913thegap.com – choose “watch live.”
The telethon will air from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will be hosted by Dr. James Taylor, Dr. Gary Burchett, Phil Greer and others. Special guests and videos will be interspersed throughout the program.
Prizes will be given away at random intervals, as well.
All proceeds from the telethon will go to the clinic.
The call-in number Sunday will be 423-869-6074. Any donation will be welcome, at any time.
Servolution Ministries is always in need of volunteers. People with a medical or dental background are needed at the Health Services, as well as volunteers for the office. For more information about volunteering at Servolution Health Services call 423-419-5070.
The Servolution Thrift Store is always in need of donations and volunteers as well. For more information on how you can help at the Thrift Store, call Tammy Anstett at 423-851-1086.
Servolution Ministries is located in the old Powell Valley High School Vocational Building, at 245 Powell Valley School Lane in Speedwell.
Reach Marisa Anders at 423-254-5588 or on Twitter @newsgirl88.