Free clinic honors its volunteers

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Bagley Downs — The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington honored 32 volunteers in April with the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. The award recognizes those who have contributed a minimum of 100 hours of volunteer service in 12 months. The 32 award-wining volunteers contributed a total of 5,500 hours in 2010. The clinic has more than 600 volunteers who dedicate their time and expertise, and it’s because of their efforts that the clinic can offer medical, dental, vision and specialty care for free to children and adults who otherwise couldn’t afford such services. In 2010, the clinic saw nearly 11,000 patients and filled nearly 10,000 prescriptions. The clinic in the Jim Parsley Community Center is entirely funded by the community. For more information, visit http://www.freeclinics.org.