Nonprofit helps with healing
Licensed Vocational Nurse Carol Stahr provides care to a Valley Fire evacuee as Dr. Paula Dhanda speaks with her during the Worldwide Healing Hands health clinic at the Moose Lodge in Clearlake Oaks on Sept. 19.
Clearlake Oaks >> Worldwide Healing Hands (WHH) held a free health screening at the Moose Lodge on Sept. 19 where dozens of Valley Fire evacuees received care.
Two WHH homeless clinics had been canceled due to the string of fires Lake County has recently seen. The second was scheduled to take place on Sept. 19, but after the Valley Fire’s explosive eruption, nearly 30 WHH volunteers came together with only 24 hours notice, including three physician, eight nurses and four counselors to instead serve displaced residents at the Moose Lodge shelter. They were also joined by five nurses from the Ukiah Valley Medical Center and another from Sacramento.
“It was so heart warming to get people to help,” WHH founder Dr. Paula Dhanda said. “A lot of them did not know each other, but really came together as a team for common goal.” (more…)