VOLUME 8 - April 2020
Generosity is Contagious:
Charlotte Community Steps Up to Help Out
The outpouring of support, collaboration & goodwill toward others during the COVID-19 crisis has been phenomenal.

When our uninsured 7,000+ patients almost overnight faced frightening financial insecurities, we waived all fees for participating in any of our programs. During these high stress times, we couldn’t let financial barriers keep people from care .

We knew donors and supporters would understand this business decision and help make us whole, and are so humbled by how you've stepped up to help.

Some highlights of the support we've received:
The United Way of Central Carolinas & Foundation For The Carolinas established an emergency relief fund to help agencies just like Care Ring working on the front lines of this battle.

On April 10th, Care Ring was awarded $75,000 from this fund to help us continue services in the clinic and through Physicians Reach Out at no charge to our patients.
Purple Heart Homes made a generous donation of masks on March 20th. We paid it forward by sharing some with our friends at the Smith Family Wellness Center.
Thank you to the individuals who have answered our call for extra support during this challenging time. Just over $5,000 has been given to help us continue to innovate and deliver top-notch care. Join the fight here.
Carowinds donated a cache of snacks and drinks to add to the emergency food boxes in our mini food pantry. Food insecurity continues to be a major concern for our clients.
NCAFCC brought together a range of partners to help nonprofit clinics like Care Ring's quickly launch a telemedicine program -- at no cost. Financial and in-kind contributions from partners include: Dr. Andrew Barbash of The Apractis Clinic, Biogen Foundation, FaithHealthNC, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, North Carolina Baptist Assembly, and Updox , the telemedicine platform provider.
Primary care for people with modest resources

In response to COVID-19, our clinic has implemented telehealth consults, as the majority of our patients have underlying health conditions and the safest way for us to care for them is remotely. Incorporating telehealth has increased the number of patients we are caring for each day. We also continue to see patients in-person as clinically needed or for new patients.  

We've also implemented emergency food delivery for all of our clients while we make referrals to longer-term food support with our partner, Loaves and Fishes. Care Ring staff member Erika McCloud (above) was recently interviewed by WSOC-TV as she was picking up food to be delivered to our clients in need.
Comprehensive healthcare for those most in need

Physicians Reach Out continues to coordinate care for thousands of patients remotely. We are connecting patients to specialty care who have urgent needs and have provided extensions on annual eligibility for all of our current clients, eliminating barriers to renewal such as collecting paperwork.

Helping first-time parents succeed

NFP is continuing to serve all families through phone and video telehealth capabilities, including enrolling new families completely by remote.

Our staff is also making food, diaper and other baby essential deliveries to families.
NFP Nurse Chiquita R. delivers smiles & essentials.
With thousands of neighbors becoming unemployed and losing their employer-sponsored healthcare, the need for our services is greater than ever. Your support will ensure we can serve everyone in need so they can stay healthy and ready to work when conditions improve. Having preventive care also keeps patients out of the ER and hospital, where bed space is in high demand.

Thank you to these generous medical and dental providers who have recently signed up to provide FREE care for our most in-need patients.

Collectively, these providers committed to serve a total of 159
of our patients over the next year!
Dr. Jonisha Brown – CMC Elizabeth Family Medicine
Dr. Sindhu Joseph - Mecklenburg Medical Group Steele Creek 
Dr. Erin Straight - Atrium Health Eastover University OB/GYN  
Dr. Karen Daniels-Mithcell, Dr. Nonna Kozlenko, Dr. Katheryn Thompson - Atrium Health East Charlotte Family Physicians 
Dr. Mark Russo , Dr. Philippe Zamor , Dr. Paul Schmeltzer , Dr. Andrew DeLemos; Greg Conner, PA; Linda Nutt, PA; Marcella Nevels, PA; Paula Lastoria, NP - Atrium Health Transplant and Liver Center 
Dr. Jessica Deane-Wyman, Dr. Kathleen Persavich, Dr. Kelly Wormer - Novant Health Queen City OBGYN
Dr. Keithe Shensky - Novant Health Cancer Specialist Matthews & Ballantyne  
Dr. Lara Aboulhosn, Dr. Tyler Kirkland, Dr. Victoria Lore - Novant Health Rankin OBGYN 
Abby Marcy, PT 
Please support these businesses who support us. Full list here.
In the latest episode of our Seeking The Heart podcast, Executive Director Don Jonas talks about how the spread of COVID-19 has challenged Care Ring to quickly adapt to the demands of a new reality. Listen to hear Don talk about how Care Ring, and non-profits all around Charlotte, have risen to meet the demands of a sudden new reality. LISTEN HERE
601 E. 5th Street, Suite 140, Charlotte, NC 28202 | 704-375-0172 | www.careringnc.com
Care Ring is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, tax ID# 56-0621073.