A Day to Rehabilitate Hunger – 4/10/14

Northwest Rehabilitation Associates will be open a full 24 hours during its “A Day to Rehabilitate Hunger,” which will help fight local hunger.

From 7 a.m. Thursday, April 10, through 7 a.m. Friday, April 11 physical therapists will see patients for 24 hours straight – at their primary location of 3270 Liberty Road S. Proceeds from the patient visits will be donated to Marion-Polk Food Share. Also, patients and the community are invited to make nonperishable food and cash donations to benefit the regional food bank.

Clinic owners Mike and Diane Studer are committed to giving back to the community and helping vulnerable families.

“When you consider that $10 is enough to deliver a 3-to-5 day supply of food to a family in need, making a difference is very doable,” said Mike Studer, additionally adding: “We encourage donations in the form of cash, as we additionally understand that MPFS’s buying power exceeds that of any of us as individuals and businesses donating food items.”

While drop-ins are welcome, it is best to call ahead to make an appointment,  503-371-0779.

Last year, NWRA collected 146 pounds of food and $2,000 from patient donations and proceeds of the clinic’s Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy visits during this 24-hour period.

The rehabilitation and wellness clinic will partner with Liberty Rd S. neighbor The ACME Café, and local companies 1-Day Signs as well as the Willamette Valley Fruit Company to benefit the nonprofit Marion Polk Food Share.