To the Editor:

The Pregnancy Center and Clinic of the Low Country (PCCLC) wishes to acknowledge and thank Women in Philanthropy of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry for a $15,500 grant to refurbish our Mobile Clinic.

Established in 2009, our mobile clinic has assisted more than 6,000 women in outlying areas of Beaufort and Jasper counties.

Over nine years, the exterior paint has faded and, in some places, is peeling. The interior also needs significant refurbishing to offer our clients the atmosphere of respect and dignity they deserve.

We are extremely grateful that Women in Philanthropy recognizes the importance of greeting women in an environment that reflects the quality of medical care given by the professional staff of the PCCLC.

As a result of their generosity, our clients will continue to receive the first-rate care they have always received, but now it will be given in a first-rate clinic.

This awesome gift is such a beautiful confirmation of how women can love and assist one another. This is especially important when the uninsured, or underinsured and-or underserved women are in genuine need of the support and assistance of the more fortunate women in our communities.

Clinic days are on Mondays, in Hardeeville at Price Wise Supermarket on Main Street; on Tuesdays, in Ridgeland, at 11332 N. Jacob Smart Blvd.; and on Wednesdays, in Bluffton at VIM, 1 Burnt Church Road. All three clinics are open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Our sincere thanks to this remarkable group of women for their incredible generosity and caring.

James F. Berl, Chairman of the Board

Pam Rice, Executive Director