RAM Clinic 3MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/17/19) — A Remote Area Medical clinic set up at Grace Warehouse Church off South Main Street in Madisonville attracted a large crowd seeking free medical services over the weekend.

The nonprofit provider of mobile clinics served residents from the area in providing dental services, eye exams and eyeglass prescriptions, health and general medical exams. Volunteers were recruited from Hopkins County to assist in setting up the operation and guiding people through the process Saturday and Sunday.

The church parking lot opened midnight Saturday, and ticket distribution began at 3 a.m. as people waited their turn to see licensed dental, vision and medical professionals.

RAM spokeswoman Angie John based in Rockford, Tennessee reported Census data shows Madisonville’s poverty rate of 19.6 percent exceeds the national 12.3 percent average.

RAM CEO Jeff Eastman stated hundreds of people in western Kentucky are struggling, and the clinic helps to alleviate pain and prevent suffering to individuals.

The organization reports the mobile clinics have treated more than 785,000 people and delivered $135 million in free healthcare services since 1985, with the help of 135,000-plus volunteers, in the U.S., Haiti and Philippines.

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Ladonna Kay Lee
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