About the Catherine McAuley MERCY Foundation
Catherine McAuley MERCY Foundation provides the financial resources for Sisters of Mercy Services' important work. The Foundation, which is the fundraising arm of the not-for-profit Sisters of Mercy Services, helps purchase medical equipment for our urgent care facilities and has sent relief teams and supplies to Haiti. It also helps Compassionate Care provide more than half a million dollars in undercompensated care each year.
McAuley MERCY Foundation relies on contributions and investments as its major sources of income. Donations are gratefully accepted via cash, check and all major credit cards. Click here to make a donation via our secure online system, call (828) 281-2598, or mail your gift (payable to CMMF) to P.O. Box 16367, Asheville, NC 28816.
The Catherine McAuley MERCY Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization, tax ID 23-7075024. Your gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Thank You for Your Support
Your support of Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care is what allows us to provide healthcare services to the people of Western North Carolina, send medical teams and supplies to Haiti, fund our Compassionate Care program, and more. We thank you for your generosity and partnership!
Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care Wins 2016 National Humanitarian Award
Asheville not-for-profit Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care supported by the Catherine McAuley MERCY Foundation received national attention for its Haiti project when it received the Urgent Care Association of America's (UCAOA) prestigious Humanitarian Award in April 2016. It is the second time the industry has given the award for dedicated philanthropy work. The award was presented at the organization's annual celebration in Orlando, Fla. The Humanitarian Award recognizes substantial volunteer contributions that are medically related and have a positive impact on a national or international cause. Continue Reading...
Mercy for Haiti
On our July 2013 Alpha Omega mission trip to Haiti, Asheville-based filmographer Dylan Trivette joined us and filmed the work our volunteers do with the people of this nation, which is still recovering from the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck in January 2010. The result is the following short film, which captures both the spirit of our volunteers and the gratitude of the people they serve.
Catherine McAuley MERCY Foundation on WLOS News 13
On Wednesday, September 11, 2013, Medical Director Dr. Ellen Lawson and Director of Mission and Values Sister Maria Goretti went on on WLOS News 13's Spotlight Carolina to discuss the many ways the Catherine McAuley MERCY Foundation helps people in our community and beyond. Check out the video below.
Mercy Staff Have a Heart for Haiti
"We are riding thru the rubble and have just driven over the quake crevices in the road on our bus - 'the Mercy Wagon'. The mountains are rugged and lack vegetation and the ocean is beautiful in contrast to the squalor of tarps and crushed buildings/shacks. The people however will not be broken. Their faith is strong and the good God carries them when they cannot get up." -- Dr. Ellen Lawson on February 8, 2010. Click here to read the full blog.
Since a deadly magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti in January 2010, Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care has sent five teams of volunteers to provide medical care to the people of this devastated Caribbean country. These trips are part of Sisters of Mercy's ongoing "Have a Heart for Haiti" efforts, which to date have collected more than $33,000 in cash and pledges. The staff has raised money via a cookbook sale and golf tournament, and instead of having a service awards banquet in early 2010, they canceled the event and donated the money to Haiti relief.
An estimated 600,000 Haitians have been living in tents since the earthquake, with these living conditions contributing to rampant medical maladies. SOMUC volunteers treat patients for ailments including fungal infections, worms and hunger, the latter due to the fact that most children in Haiti eat only once every other day. They also treat many people for cholera, which affects an estimated 700,000 Haitians.
On SOMUC's first four trips to Haiti, patients had to trek many miles to a makeshift clinic set up in the courtyard of a hospital that was destroyed in the quake. But on the April 2012 trip, volunteers presented local doctors Vladimyr and Merline Rouseau with a four-wheel-drive vehicle that now allows them to travel directly to patients. Dr. David Stern of Practice Velocity made a substantial donation for the purchase of the Mercy Wagon.
Other companies and organizations that have provided valuable support for these trips include Aidarex Pharmaceuticals, which has provided an estimated $98,000 in medication to date, along with nearly 20,000 antibiotics for the April 2012 trip alone; WNC OBGYN, which donated powdered formula for that same mission; and the North Carolina Baptist Men, who have coordinated logistics for each trip.
Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care continues to seek donations to fund future trips, and all gifts are tax-deductible. For more information or to donate, contact the Catherine McAuley MERCY Foundation at (828) 281-2598, or send donations marked "Haiti" to CMMF, P. O. Box. 16367, Asheville, NC 28816. You can also donate online by clicking here.