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PHOTOS: Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative Honors Volunteers

Marsha Eisen, volunteer dietitian and Hackensack resident
Marsha Eisen, volunteer dietitian and Hackensack resident Photo Credit: BVMI
Dale Cook, volunteer statistician and Hackensack resident
Dale Cook, volunteer statistician and Hackensack resident Photo Credit: BVMI
BVMI Founder Dr. Sam Cassell, resident of Wyckoff
BVMI Founder Dr. Sam Cassell, resident of Wyckoff Photo Credit: BVMI
Dr. Art De Simone, BVMI medical director, with Marsha and Dr. Charles Zolot, a Paramus eye doctor who sees many BVMI patients for free -- and his wife picks them up from the bus stop.
Dr. Art De Simone, BVMI medical director, with Marsha and Dr. Charles Zolot, a Paramus eye doctor who sees many BVMI patients for free -- and his wife picks them up from the bus stop. Photo Credit: BVMI
Thirty-five clinical and lay volunteers have donated their time for at least five continuous years to BVMI. Many of them are shown here at the Volunteer Appreciation party hosted by TD Bank.
Thirty-five clinical and lay volunteers have donated their time for at least five continuous years to BVMI. Many of them are shown here at the Volunteer Appreciation party hosted by TD Bank. Photo Credit: BVMI

Bergen County, N.J. -- The Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative recently welcomed more than 80 guests to its annual Volunteer Appreciation party, hosted by TD Bank.

BVMI volunteers play a critical role in providing free healthcare to low-income, working Bergen County adults who don't have insurance. Last year, they donated more than $503,000 in professional services.

"BVMI would not exist without our volunteers," said BVMI CEO Amanda Missey. "We rely on them to provide the compassionate care that our patients deserve and are very grateful that they have chosen to give their time and talents to change the lives of our patients."

BVMI provides free primary care to Bergen County residents who do not have insurance. It relies on volunteer doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners and other clinicians -- and lay volunteers -- to carry out its mission.

For information about volunteering, or for a tour of the healthcare center, contact Amanda Missey at amissey@bvmi.net or 201-518-8484.

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