The Rehabilitation Clinic of Puerto Vallarta – Santa Bárbara, was awarded $57,043 pesos by the supermarket chain Soriana, who during the months of March and April of this year, invited their clients to “Roundup” their grocery purchases for donations to the clinic.
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Gloria Elideth Torres García, operational director of this clinic, said that the total money that was given to them will be used to grant physical rehabilitation scholarships to low-income people with motor disability problems.
She said that the need for support is great, “when one of your loved ones has a disability, it is expensive to care for it, so thanks to these scholarships, we can provide the free service”.
She reiterated this money will be very useful for the clinic since it will allow them to support those people who do not have the resources to pay for their therapies.
Torres Garcia said that currently the clinic serves about 65 people per day and of these, more than 50 percent are exempt from payment or subsidized, for which she thanked the stores five participating Soriana locations for the important work they do in favor of institutions like this clinic.
According to Garcia, despite what many people believe, these campaigns of “rounding” are real, it is not a fraud and invited citizens to trust, and thus help institutions that require their support.
Garcia invited the population of Puerto Vallarta to continue supporting the rounding, since this makes the work of many institutions possible.
In the presentation event, held in Soriana Caracol, there were people who every day receive their physical rehabilitation therapy without cost, being participants in this new possibility to continue with their treatment, as well as administrative staff of the participating Soriana stores.