|Owning a home has long been a key part of the American dream. Unfortunately, for many homeowners across the United States, this can be a difficult vision to maintain. Due to a number of problems, from unemployment to disabilities, many people are often unable to afford or complete even minor repairs to their homes. Fortunately, thanks to organizations like Rebuilding Together Dutchess County, low-income neighborhoods and disenfranchised families can access the help they need to complete these projects. However, these organizations also need to be prepared for any troubling situations that might arise. For this reason, Health Quest Urgent Care in LaGrangeville recently donated 10 first aid kits to Rebuilding Together Dutchess County to help them prepare for unexpected incidents.
Originally a chapter of Christmas in April, a charity that helps vulnerable communities make needed home repairs and renovations, Rebuilding Together Dutchess County was created in 1992, becoming the first arm of the organization in New York State. Now one of 270 affiliated programs across the U.S., the Dutchess County chapter rehabilitates an average of 20 homes a year with the help of more than 700 volunteers. Rebuilding Together Dutchess County works primarily with elderly residents, the disabled, and low-income families, aiming to ensure that everyone in the community has access to a safe, warm and dry home.
Meanwhile, the Health Quest Urgent Care center is a health clinic operated by the Health Quest Medical Practice and The Heart Center, which are also associated with Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center. As the Health Quest system is designed to promote health and wellness in the region, it is no wonder that the organization has opened several urgent care centers and other health services: studies have shown that an estimated 27% of all emergency room visits in the U.S. could take place at an urgent care facility, saving patients valuable time and money while helping area hospitals better manage their patient volumes. Now, it seems the Health Quest Urgent Care clinic has passed along that initiative by donating the 10 first aid kits to Rebuilding Together Dutchess County.
“We’re thankful for our volunteers at Rebuilding Together and their safety is a top priority,” Rebuilding Together’s executive director, Christina Boryk, said. “We hope there isn’t ever a need for urgent care at any of our sites, but it is comforting to know that Health Quest Urgent Care has our back.”
The Health Quest Urgent Center in LaGrangeville is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. Appointments are not necessary. The Health Quest system also operates another urgent care center in Wappingers Falls that is open during the same period.