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RI Free Clinic receives $30,000 grant from the Amica Companies Foundation

Amica Companies Foundation presents large sized check to Rhode Island Free Clinic

02/17/2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Rhode Island Free Clinic has received a $30,000 grant from the Amica Companies Foundation to ensure free health care access and patient program sustainability.

Rhode Island Free Clinic is a nonprofit organization that provides free, comprehensive health care to uninsured, working poor and low-income adults in Rhode Island. The Amica Companies Foundation’s mission is to harness the power of enduring relationships to help individuals, families and communities become economically independent and strong.

“We’re grateful to receive Amica’s support in improving patient health outcomes and making sure they receive the best possible care,” said Rhode Island Free Clinic CEO Marie Ghazal.

“The Amica Companies Foundation is proud to support the Rhode Island Free Clinic,” said Bill Fitzgerald, senior assistant vice president at Amica and a member of Rhode Island Free Clinic’s Board of Directors. “The medical professionals and volunteers there donate their time and knowledge to improve the health and well-being of thousands of Rhode Islanders.” 

The $30,000 grant will be distributed over three years to help sustain the Clinic’s cost-effective health care delivery model, continue to actively engage patients in their own wellness, and equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to change and foster improved health, behaviors and independence.

“It’s really inspiring to see Amica, a company with a prominent presence here in Rhode Island, remain steadfast in their commitment to their fellow community members,” Ghazal said.

With this grant, Amica Insurance will join the Clinic’s Corporate Founder’s Society – a growing group of loyal community partners who have made a significant multi-year pledge.

(Photo info: From left, Bill Fitzgerald, senior assistant vice president at Amica Insurance and a member of Rhode Island Free Clinic’s Board of Directors, presents a check to Rhode Island Free Clinic CEO Marie Ghazal and Board President Mark Gim on Wednesday, Feb. 10, in Providence, Rhode Island. The check, on behalf of the Amica Companies Foundation, will help ensure free health care access and patient program sustainability.)

About Rhode Island Free Clinic

Founded on the core belief that health care should be accessible to all, Rhode Island Free Clinic provides free, quality care through a dynamic statewide network of volunteer medical providers working with academic, medical and community partners.

About Amica Insurance

Amica Mutual Insurance Co., the nation’s oldest mutual insurer of automobiles, was founded in 1907. The company, based in Lincoln, Rhode Island, is a national writer of auto, home, marine and umbrella insurance. Life coverage is available through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. Amica employs more than 3,400 people in 44 offices across the country. For more information, visit Amica.com

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