Independence Rotary Club President Hap Graff of Blue Ridge Bank & Trust, presented a $5,000 donation to the director of the Jackson County Free Health Clinic, Dr. Bridget McCandless.

Board members for 2009/2010 under the leadership of Graff, made a commitment to support organizations addressing needs for health, food and shelter in the Independence area. The Free Health Clinic plays an important and necessary role in providing health care for those individuals and families without insurance.

Independence Rotary Club President Hap Graff of Blue Ridge Bank & Trust, presented a $5,000 donation to the director of the Jackson County Free Health Clinic, Dr. Bridget McCandless.
Board members for 2009/2010 under the leadership of Graff, made a commitment to support organizations addressing needs for health, food and shelter in the Independence area. The Free Health Clinic plays an important and necessary role in providing health care for those individuals and families without insurance.

In addition to the donation directed by the board, the members in attendance at the Nov. 10 meeting passed the hat and collected approximately $400 more to help the clinic continue to provide service.

The Independence Rotary Club meets at noon on Tuesdays at the Drumm Farm Golf Club in Independence, with the exception of the first Tuesday of each month when they meet at 4:30 p.m.