DOVER (WJER) (Feb. 9, 2022) – Organizers of the Casino Royale fundraiser to benefit the Tuscarawas Clinic for the Working Uninsured are pushing it back another year because of COVID-19 concerns.
Executive Director Pat Warther says with cases so high in recent weeks, they decided to move the event that had been scheduled for the last Saturday of this month to February of 2023 hoping the virus threat will have subsided by then.
“We look forward to it as do many of our sponsors and attendees, so we are heading towards into 2023, and we are going to be doing it. It’s just something that obviously is very helpful to the clinic as far as a fundraising event but also means a lot and helps spread the word of what we do for the people in our community.”
Warther says the clinic ended up holding a food truck festival last summer to make up for some of the lost revenue and raise awareness about its services, which are available to uninsured Tuscarawas County residents who are working and have household incomes at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.
“So that means an individual who’s just responsible for themself can make about $25,000 a year. So that’s a lot of working people in the county – people that work in hotels, restaurants, nursing homes; anybody making $10, $11, $12 an hour, which is a large percentage of our population.”
The clinic offers primary, preventative, and routine medical care along with some specialty and dental services. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 330-364-1853.