Rotary Foundation gives $60,000 for SWAG health clinic


Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 2:03 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 2:03 p.m.

The Southwest Advocacy Group received a $60,000 check this week from the Rotary Club of Gainesville Foundation to help the nonprofit develop a health clinic in southwest Gainesville that will serve low-income residents.

The organization was chosen as the recipient of the proceeds from the Rotary Club’s Wild Game Feast, which is its biggest annual fundraiser and was held in March.

The money will go toward the renovation and outfitting of the clinic, according to a news release.

The health clinic is expected to open in summer 2014 across from the SWAG Family Resource Center, 807 SW 64th Terrace, which offers a variety of services to community members.

Both the clinic and the center were planned under SWAG’s leadership with the aid of various groups throughout the community.

The Rotary Club isn’t the only group that has provided funding for the clinic.

The Alachua County Commission has designated $190,000 to be used for renovating the county-owned building, while the Alachua County Health Department was awarded a grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation for $300,000.

That grant money will serve as start-up funding during the first three years the clinic is open.

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