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Ruth’s Place plans to expand services with new building

June 18, 2014

Ruth’s Place wins!

The free medical and dental clinic near Kroger will receive a new metal building to help expand services to under-insured Hood County residents.

Ruth’s Place was selected from over 200 applications for the “Helping Hand” grant sponsored by Mueller Metal Buildings and Texas Country Reporter. Ruth’s Place impressed Mueller and Texas Country Reporter judges.

“They said that the decision was unanimous and that they ‘want to make a difference in the lives of the people in need in Hood County,’” Ruth’s Place Executive Director Becky Mauldin said.

Mueller will provide the building and labor. Texas Country Reporter will film and document the process this fall.

Mauldin said the building will provide much-needed space as the need for services continues to grow.

A new eye clinic will be housed in the building. Granbury resident Harold Granek, who was a retinal specialist in Fort Worth, has donated the full setup of eye clinic equipment from his office, Mauldin said.

The new building will allow for a laboratory, pharmacy and more exam rooms.

Diabetes, parenting, life skills and nutrition classes are expected to be offered.

The building will be a shell only. The organization will be responsible for finishing the interior. To volunteer your time or services call Mauldin at 817-573-6807 or email [email protected]

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