Our newest NCF nurses group is on a mission. Theses nurses and volunteers of various backgrounds hosted their first health fair event in the Huntsville, AL area.
They welcomed people to the Salvation Army relief center, giving them goodie bags to fill with donated items. After registering, they went to various stations that included:
- Hygiene station for education about cleanliness, care of infections and prevention of illness with items of soap, shampoo, hand sanitizer, toothbrushes and tooth paste.
- Breast cancer awareness
- Heat stroke/frostbite to discuss strategies to stay warm with socks and handmade crocheted hats.
- Glucose and BP testing with teaching on what the numbers mean. (Several were referred to the clinic and one to the ER.)
- Eye exam with a wall chart
- Stroke symptoms with ER personnel who talked about signs of a stroke and handed out donated jackets and thermal underwear.
"At each station, we spent time with people, answered their questions and got to know them," stated Brittany Long, event coordinator and NCF group leader. "This was critical so they were ready with open hearts at the station of prayer."
Two women with gifts of prayer and discernment met participants at the last station and reviewed a brief plan of salvation with them using small cards. They asked each person if they could pray for them. More than 60 people went through the fair and over 50 received prayer. Two people accepted Christ! We are rejoicing that this was such a successful event.