By WECT Staff | January 11, 2021 at 10:07 AM EST – Updated January 15 at 7:06 PM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Over $100,000 in over-the-counter medicine was handed out for free today in New Hanover County. More than 1000 people took advantage of a drive-thru event hosted by Wilmington Health, NC Med Assist and Humana.
“I needed some medicines and we can always use extra hand sanitizer…” said Phyllis Gibson—who is not alone. With thousands of people out of work and countless others struggling to make ends meet, the chance to get anything free is a blessing nowadays.
“Our North Carolina team is proud to partner with NC MedAssist here in New Hanover County and across the state to bring resources to those in need in our community,” said Humana’s North Carolina Director Patrick Farley. “We want everyone to stay healthy this winter and to have the medicines needed to combat flu and cold season.”
The event also helped people in need gain access to available resources.
“This is one of our outreach efforts in order to find individuals that are uninsured and low income for our free pharmacy program.” said Kinzie Luce, mobile events and project manager for NC MedAssist.
The ongoing pandemic has made it difficult for organizations to host events and serve the community, but many have adapted.
Click here for more information on the NC MedAssist free pharmacy program.
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