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NC MedAssist will be holding a Mobile Free Pharmacy Event in Cabarrus County on Sept. 26.

The event is open to any individual or family needing over-the-counter medications.

The event will be held at Forest Hill United Methodist Church (419 Kerr Street, Concord, NC 28025), and participants must be at least 18 years old to receive medicine.

Everyone will receive up to eight over-the-counter items free of charge. Identification is not required.

“TIAA is pleased to work on this critically important Mobile Free Pharmacy event,” said Laura Turner, VP Corporate Social Responsibility. “We believe that the NC MedAssist Mobile Free Pharmacy’s ability to deliver much-needed medicine immediately to those who are in greatest need helps to alleviate the strain that this issue causes for a lot of local families. Our volunteers appreciate the opportunity to work with our community in such a meaningful way.”

“NC MedAssist is excited to host a Mobile Free Pharmacy event in Cabarrus County,” said NC MedAssist CEO Lori Giang. “Together with our community partners, we are bringing free over-the-counter medications, like Tylenol and Band-Aids, to area residents. No one should ever go without medicine and the Mobile Free Pharmacy Program enables us to reach those who are unaware of our free prescription pharmacy resources.”

The Mobile Free Pharmacy events have served upwards of 800 people, at times.

To ensure the event runs smoothly and that all participants are served by the end, many volunteers are needed.

NC MedAssist is partnered with other safety-net organizations to recruit community members to serve in volunteer roles such as pharmacy consultation, client personal shoppers and sorters. However, the charitable organization is still actively seeking volunteers for the Mobile Free Pharmacy Event from the community. Any available individuals can sign up at www.medassist.org/volunteer.

At the event, information will also be available about enrolling in the NC MedAssist Free Pharmacy Program, which mails free prescription medications directly to a patient’s home.  NC MedAssist’s overall goal is to help ease the burden for those in need; it is aiding people who are making the choice between buying food and purchasing life-saving medication. Over the last fiscal year, NC MedAssist distributed over $68.5 million in free prescription and over-the-counter medication statewide. Of course, this would not be possible without the numerous, dedicated volunteers.

NC MedAssist is a statewide non-profit pharmacy, founded in 1997. The organization provides free prescription medication to low-income, uninsured North Carolinians. NC MedAssist offers three programs that address the needs of children and adults: the Free Pharmacy Program, the Mobile Free Pharmacy and the Senior Care Program.

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