We believe in the healing ministry of Jesus Christ
and in continuing the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy
by providing healthcare to the poor
and medically underserved
in the rural areas of East Tennessee.
The mobile clinic is seeking to raise $10,000 to help cover the operational costs of our clinic site in Gatlinburg for one year. The Diocese of Knoxville has contributed approximately half the money needed for the clinic to continuing offering free health care to the patients in Gatlinburg recovering from the devastating fires. A total of 17,140 acres burned in what officially is called the Chimney Tops No. 2 fire, 10,964 acres of which were in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In the Cobbly Nob fire, which was treated separately, 764 acres burned, 446 acres in the park. Homes and business were completely destroyed, lives were lost, and the many people living in this area continue to have medical needs that would continue to be unmet, if not for the St. Mary's Legacy Clinic. Damage was estimated to exceed $500 million. The St. Mary's Legacy Clinic visits St. Mary Catholic Church on the fourth Thursday of each month to offer free health care, laboratory testing, and medications to uninsured patients in the community.