Monday, March 12, 2012

Helping your neighbors

What do you do if you are employed in a low-paying job and can't afford health insurance? If you live in Memphis, you're lucky -- you go to the Church Health Center.

The program began in 1987 and has been hugely successful. People from all over the U.S. have come to see how and why it has worked so well. One reason is that people don't mind donating to a program that isn't a handout -- it's for people who are employed, but who need a helping hand.

"It's all about helping your neighbors," says founder Dr. Scott Morris.

The ACBL is holding it's Spring NABC beginning later this week. There's more to a bridge league than just playing cards and having fun. Today, we donated $5000 to this worthy program and one of our NABC sponsors, Challenger Corporation (see image above), donated $1000.

Above: Everybody is all smiles -- why not? Giving to a worthwhile cause is a feel-good thing. The man in the center of the front row is Dr. Morris.

Above: The Wellness Center is part of the Church Health Center program.

First two photos were taken with my Canon 40D, and the last two taken with my P&S.


  1. Looks like they can close shop -- what with the government stepping in to provide everyone with health coverage. And, with the increased work to separate church and state, they will be out of the picture anyway.

    Show of hands. Who believes me?

  2. It is a real honor for our company to sponsor the American Contract Bridge League Spring National Tournament here in Memphis in honor of the organization's 75th anniversary. it is an equal honor to support the Church Health Center.

    Robert E. "Bob" Sweeney, DA, MS
    Challenger Corporation

    p.s. That's me and Catherine Hanna, from Challenger, handing the oversize check to Scott Morris, MD.