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Fire Destroys Free Medical Clinic For Uninsured

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PINCKNEY, Mich. (WLNS) – A faith-based clinic that provides free medical services to the uninsured was burned out of its building early Monday morning.

Fire officials say they got a call shortly before 4 a.m. that the Faith Medical Clinic building, in the 100 block of Howell Street in Pinckney, was on fire.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire safely, and no one was hurt during the process. However, everything except the medical records of more than 2,000 patients was destroyed. The clinic administrator, Laura Goldman, says the records were kept in fireproof cabinets. All of the medical equipment and furniture inside was destroyed, she says. Officials say the cause of the fire seems to be electrical, and no foul play is suspected.

The clinic runs solely on donations and grants, and Goldman says it will need lots of help from the community to rebuild. However, as the clinic's name suggests, Goldman has faith that everything will be fine. "I believe that there's a plan. God has a plan for us," she says. "One door closes and another one opens."

If you'd like to help the Faith Medical Clinic, please send a donation to:
Faith Medical Services
P.O. Box 978
Pinckney, MI 48169

Emerald Morrow is a reporter with WLNS-TV. Reach out to her on Facebook, Twitter or email at emorrow@wlns.com.

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