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L-R: Jacqueline Finley, Megan Timpany, United Way Executive Director, Una Kobrin, Valerre Aquitaine, Annie Mikal-Heine and her children Penelope and Zora.

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. July 26, 2019 – United Way of Nevada County is in the planning stages of the Grass Valley Free 2-day Health Care Clinic which will take place on Jan. 11th and 12th of 2020.

Organized in conjunction with the Roseville-based nonprofit California CareForce, United Way of Nevada County will be hosting the event, which will take place at the Nevada County Fairgrounds for the first time. The cost of such a huge event is quite substantial, however, through the kindness of people like Una Kobrin, who recently contacted United Way to share her story, it will all come together.

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Una was the Director of School of Care, a non-profit that helped care providers with support and training. In the end, the funding was not there, and the business recently had to close. Una and her associates decided to donate the last bit of their funds to the free health clinic. She said, “We chose to donate to the free health clinic because this effort perfectly demonstrates direct support to our community, providing the health care so desperately needed, freely to all.” United Way appreciates her thoughtfulness immensely.

United Way is still in need of donors (sponsors) to help with everything needed to make the clinic happen. Also needed are general volunteers and medical professionals to volunteer their time during the 2020 clinic. There is also a need for volunteers to help set up and tear down two days before, and on Monday after the clinic. Anyone interested in volunteering during the two-day clinic, or donating to help bring it to fruition, is encouraged to call United Way at 530-274-8111, email admin@uwnc.org or visit http://www.uwnc.org.