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ISU and community volunteers pitch in Nov. 3 to “Rake a Difference” for the Pocatello Free Medical Clinic

November 2, 2018

POCATELLO – This Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to noon more than 60 volunteers from the Idaho State University Honors Program, Grace Lutheran Church, Holy Spirit Catholic Community, Wells Fargo Bank, the National Honor Societies of Highland and Century High Schools, and a myriad of other individuals and organizations will be raking lawns throughout Pocatello in exchange for donations to the Pocatello Free Medical Clinic.

The Pocatello Free Medical Clinic has been providing necessary medical and dental care to those most in need of assistance in our community for the past 47 years. The clinic’s current building, constructed in the 1920s as the Fire Station for what was formerly the city of Alameda, is showing its age and clinic is moving to a new building in early 2019. “Rake a Difference” will provide funding to help with the move and to continue and expand the clinic’s services to the community.

Forty individuals and businesses have pledged donations to have their yards raked. Additionally, generous donors who don’t have a lawn are donating to help someone whose yard needs a hand.

Ace Hardware and Home Depot have donated compostable bags. Leaves will be transported to Bowman Farms to be composted. Little Caesars is providing a pizza lunch for the volunteers and the Portneuf Health Trust has graciously provided space for volunteers to eat.

The teams of volunteers will be raking the lawns of homes throughout the valley, but especially in the neighborhoods near Idaho State University.



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