Chariho Rotary Pledges $25K to Capital Campaign

May 01, 2023

Hope Valley, RI (MAY 1, 2023) – Wood River Health is pleased to announce that the Rotary Club of Chariho has pledged a $25,000 commitment to its Capital Campaign. The funds, which will be distributed over five years, will support the cost of building an addition to the community health center’s 823 Main Street facility in Hope Valley.

"This project would not be successful without the generosity of local service organizations such as the Chariho Rotary Club,” stated Alison L. Croke, President and CEO of Wood River Health. “We are overwhelmed by the tremendous support we have received from the members of the community we serve.”

"Wood River Health shares Chariho Rotary's mission to create positive and lasting change in the lives of the members of our community," stated Jeff Duscha, President of the Rotary Club of Chariho. "Our Club Members are proud to support the efforts of Wood River Health’s providers and staff, who work diligently to improve the quality of life of residents of Chariho.”

Rotary International is a global network of 1.4 million neighbors, friends, leaders and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in their communities, and in themselves. The purpose of local Rotary Clubs is to connect people who then work together to solve community problems, provide humanitarian aid, and promote goodwill and peace.

Chariho Rotary’s major fundraisers include a golf tournament, a strawberry shortcake booth at the Washington County Fair, and a pasta night dinner. Event proceeds support scholarships for high school students and grants to local nonprofits including Wood River Health, local libraries, the Warm Shelter, the YMCA, and the Rhode Island Center Assisting Those in Need (RICAN).

The $5 million building expansion will provide patients with a one-stop experience for all of their medical needs, while preparing Wood River Health to meet future demand for the medical, dental and behavioral health services and support programs it provides. Wood River Health broke ground and began excavations on its new building in August 2022.

Construction of Wood River Health’s new facility remains on time and on budget. It is expected to be completed in September 2023. Individuals may visit to see progress photos of the construction, which are updated on a weekly basis, or to pledge their support for the Capital Campaign.

About Wood River Health

Since 1976, Wood River Health has delivered medical, dental and social services to the communities of southwestern Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut. Its mission is to provide its patients with high-quality and affordable health care services through a compassionate, team-based approach. Its vision is for every member of its community to experience physical, emotional and social well-being.

A private, non-profit Community Health Center, Wood River Health is devoted to providing quality patient care to over 8,600 patients. It is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Wood River Health receives funds from the HRSA Health Center Program to provide primary care services in underserved areas.


Enclosed:1 photo, pictured from left to right:

  • Alison Croke, President and CEO
  • Jeff Duscha, President of Rotary Club of Chariho