06-Feb-2016

LEA RIZZO

Capstone Rural Health Center is accepting donations through next Thursday for victims of the tornado that hit Pickens County on Feb. 2.

On Tuesday, an EF2 tornado destroyed 13 homes in Pickens County and the Alabama Red Cross reported that 75 individuals were displaced as a result.

People can drop off items at the Capstone locations in Jasper, Parrish and Nauvoo until 11 a.m. on Feb. 11. Secly Colvin, a community outreach worker at Capstone, said she will be hand delivering the donations to the city hall in Pickens on Friday morning.

Capstone is asking people to donate basic items, such as bottled water, personal hygiene products, clothes, towels and canned goods.

Colvin said that Capstone, a nonprofit organization working to deliver health care to rural areas, is helping those affected by the storms in Pickens because “we’re here to serve others ... and not expect anything in return.”

She said donating to the people in Pickens was a way to “give back, because I know so many people helped me and my classmates graduate.”

Colvin encouraged people to “give back to your fellow man because you never know when you’re going to need help.”

If you have questions, call Secly Colvin at 205-724-3005 or Capstone Rural Health Center at 205-686-5113.

Jennifer Cohron
News Editor, Daily Mountain Eagle 
(205) 221-2840 
jennifer.cohron@mountaineagle.com

About Capstone

NCQA Recognized Practice

Capstone is a medical home providing access to affordable primary, preventive and wellness services distinguished by mission, vision, integrity, and respect in Walker County and surrounding areas.

Capstone receives HHS funding and has federal Public Health Service deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.  For more information, please see http://www.bphc.hrsa.gov/ftca/