Ceilings are caving. Some of the toilets don’t work. Large trash cans catch water leaks from the roof. The rooms are so cold, the patients keep their coats on. The chill of January creeps in through cracked windows, but it’s easy to imagine that the stifling heat of July could be worse.
The free clinic at Magnolia Avenue United Methodist Church faces an uncertain future.
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(1) Linda Wagner, volunteer nurse, speaks with Russ Johnston, clinic founder. (2) A patient's vitals are checked. (3) Johnston carries out boxes of medical supplies. (4) Dr. Mike Otis talks to a patient. (5) Johnston takes a break in the sanctuary. (6) Free lunch and health care are offered on Monday at Magnolia Avenue.