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Blytheville, AR -- Lauren Payne Reports

Health Care Help Is On The Way In Mississippi County

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) -- "Every person ought to have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness....as well as education and health care. We hope to provide that for the folks here, said Chris Cooper.

Cooper is on the Board Of Directors for the Great River Charitable Clinic, in Blytheville.

Dozens of volunteers and countless hours are going into the completion of the facility.

"I think when people see a need and it's a good idea, and how they can participate....it's just overwhelming. They just volunteer,' said Cooper.

The clinic will provide medical and dental care--along with prescriptions-- at no cost for Mississippi County residents who qualify.

The project is funded through grants and contributions.

Not only have most of the materials been donated, so has the time put into building this clinic.

"It was a great opportunity for us to get involved in the community. It's an awesome project. It's a win-win situation for all of us," said Antonio Sellers.

Sellers is the manager at the Lowe's store, in Blytheville.

Many of these volunteers are "Lowe's Hero's."

It's a community involvement group supported by Lowe's Home Improvement Center.

On Monday nights, after a full day of work at Lowe's, they give back to the community by giving some of their time.

"With the health care issues that are going on in the economy right now, this is a great opportunity to give some people some free health care, and we're just glad to be a part of it," said Sellers.

For Chris Cooper, he hopes the volunteers who are building this clinic take away a sense of pride knowing they have done something wonderful for the people of Mississippi County.

".....and the people who come in, we hope they will be able to come here with the sense of feeling that the community loves them, and sees them as valuable people," said Cooper.

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