On October 14, 2020, Community Services offered a free flu shot clinic at Ascension St. Joseph for uninsured residents in the Milwaukee area. The team provided 30 vaccines to individuals along with a package of cleaning items and hand sanitizer that were supplied by the Mission Department. Each person received hand sanitizer, sanitizer wipes, disinfectant spray, toilet paper and an Ascension water bottle.
"The recipients were extremely appreciative of the products and many stated it was a blessing to receive them at this time," said Brenda Buchanan, RN, community services, Ascension Wisconsin.
One recipient said, “My family and I went this morning and there wasn't even a line. Staff were very helpful and kind. And I never expected the complimentary bag of essentials during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wow! Thank you Ascension and Ascension St. Joseph for offering this wonderful service to our community!"
In addition to the flu clinic distribution, the Ascension Wisconsin Community Services team supported the community with a $10,000 donation of household cleaning supplies and dental hygiene kits to 15 community organizations and neighborhood associations in Milwaukee.