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Strickland Family Makes Major Donation to the Hope Clinic

The donation will be used for construction of the Hope Clinic's new building

The Hope Clinic, a non-profit primary care internal medicine clinic in Gwinnett, has received a $500,000 donation from Clyde and Sandra Strickland through the Community Foundation of Northeast Georgia. The Hope Clinic will use the money to expand their practice and complete construction on the new clinic in Lawrenceville.

Clyde and Sandra Strickland have been donors to The Hope Clinic for several years and their extraordinary support and generous gifts over time have been invaluable to the clinic's operation.

"The Hope Clinic is like my children and family," says Sandra Strickland. "We'll do anything we can to help ease the burden. We support non-profit organizations that help the less fortunate."

Principally, the Strickland donation will fund the completion of our new clinic location at 121 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. The Langley location more than doubles the clinic's current space, making it possible for expanded patient programs and services. A portion of the money will also help augment current medical staff and equipment.

"The Stricklands have been such valuable friends to the Hope Clinic. This donation will take us a very long way in completing the new building and growing our current services. The clinic wouldn't be where it is today without the help of people like Clyde and Sandra, who believe in our mission," says Pam Martin, Hope Clinic executive director.

Founded in 2002 by Dr. William Martin, the Hope Clinic seeks to establish a primary care practice servicing the truly needy in Gwinnett County. Key to achieving the goal is continued expansion, ultimately, to four Hope Clinic locations within the county. As a primary care preventative medicine model, the clinic strives to facilitate a broader awareness about the impact, socially and economically, of effective preventative medicine.

In November 2009, The Hope Clinic launched a $4 million fundraising effort entitled Invest in Hope. The intent was to bring together individuals, community businesses and philanthropic foundations/associations to communicate and educate the importance of the clinic.

The Hope Clinic provides primary internal medicine care services to over 5,000 uninsured/ uninsurable or working under-insured patients annually. Patient costs are based on household income instead of actual expenses of providing the care and donations to the clinic are used to fund the difference between the cost of providing care and the amount charged to the patients.