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Barry Community Health Center Reaches Funding Goals

The Barry Community Center Campaign is celebrating reaching its funding goal of $1.3 million after it received a capstone gift from the Baum Family Foundation of $278,108.

“Our gift to Cherry Health, completing this capital campaigning for the Barry Community Health Center, is an expression of our joy,” said Earlene Baum. “How exciting it was to watch our community come together to solve an important problem: access to health care. To offer our help in this way is really an extension of our confidence in how Barry County will prosper because our community health is secure.”

The campaign started in April 2014 and received funds to expand the center’s capacity to serve nearly double the patients at the new location at 220 S. Boltwood St, in the former Felpausch offices. The site opened in December of last year, and brought the health and dental care services into the same building. Additional donors to the campaign included local doctors, community organizations, business leaders and the City of Hastings.

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