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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Single mom Susan Ladouceur and her 11-year-old daughter Simone received free medicine Friday in Uptown at the Children and Family Services Center.

The over-the-counter medicine comes from MedAssist, a group that provides for the uninsured. By 10 a.m. 100 clients have come in. Hundreds more are expected. Every third Friday is like this.

It will save us anywhere from$50 to $100, If you don't have any coupons. Susan Ladouceur says.

NC MedAssist is a statewide nonprofit pharmacy providing medicines to low-income, uninsured North Carolinians. They work with free clinics, hospitals, and health departments. Pamela Stephens of MedAssist has seen the need. She knows for the uninsured, one day at a time is a way of life.

Tylenol, cough medicine, thermometers, eyeglasses, allergy medicine, vitamins. We're giving it away. If you're working check to check you can't take off work. You need the medicine to stay healthy to perform at work.

A box of Claritin for her. Susan is happiest for the box of Claritin. Her daughter will be able to get allergy relief and focus more on her schoolwork.

Days like this, it really helps.

To be eligible you must be a North Carolina resident, below 200 percent of the federal poverty level, and cannot have Medicare, Medicaid, VA benefits or any other prescription drug insurance.

For more information, call 1-866-331-1348. MedAssist is also looking for all the volunteers they can get. If interested, contact Emily Mueller at 704.350.3566 emueller@medassist.org, or Pamela Stephens at 704-350-3567 or pstephens@medassist.org.

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