The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Wanted: doctors

Congregation brings free clinic to deteriorating, underserved neighborhood

The East Buffalo, N.Y., neighborhood in which Wayne Solomon grew up is far different from the one he lives in today. Yet, it's the same neighborhood.

When Solomon, 32, was young, the area had hope and vibrant community establishments. People had jobs with benefits; homeowners had pride in their homes. Banks, bakeries, doctors, churches, libraries and stores dotted the area known as Genesee Moselle. But as the years passed, the community took a turn for the worse.

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