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Mustard Seed Approved for $150,000 grant

Mustard Seed Community Health has been approved for $150,000 state grant that will help the organization pay some operating expenses and expand some services in the Cottage Grove community.

The Community Health Grant was approved by the N.C. Office of Rural Health, which is responsible for improving access, quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare. The grant is for one year.

To be approved for the grant, Mustard Seed went through a competitive process and was reviewed by such organizations as the N.C. Community Health Center Association, the N.C. Free Clinic Association, the N.C. Institute of Medicine, the N.C. Hospital Association, the N.C. Medical Society Foundation.

“This grant not only helps us maintain our services for another year,” said Mustard Seed Chair Scott Kutos, “but because of its competitive process, also shows what a fine job our people have been doing, especially our medical director Dr. Beth Mulberry.”

The money will be used for operating expenses such as rent, utilities and medical supplies. It also will be used to hire a social worker who will assist patients when needed.

The medical clinic in east Greensboro opened March 1.

Mustard Seed celebrates grand opening

Mustard Seed Community Health celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, April 30, under threatening skies that failed to keep away many Cottage Grove residents, volunteers, board members, sponsors and donors.

The medical clinic, which aims to serve the underserved, opened March 1 of this year.

About 100 people attended the grand opening including Greensboro City Council members Sharon Hightower and Nancy Hoffmann.

Vietnamese and Burmese foods were served along with a traditional American meal – pizza. Mustard Seeds were handed out. Games were played. Clinic tours were given and door prizes were given away.

Board Chair Scott Kutos told the crowd that, “Mustard See is an attempt to solve the national problem of healthcare access by working at the local level. The dream of the board at Mustard Seed and its medical director, Dr. Beth Mulberry, is to solve that problem and become a role model to other communities.”

Dr. Mulberry thanked those who organized the event and those who had helped make the clinic a reality.

And the rain held off.