DENISON — The Denison Ministerial Alliance recently honored Kroger Pharmacy’s Manager Mark Villines and store manager Art Butterworth for their participation in the Alliance’s Prescription Assistance Program.

DENISON — The Denison Ministerial Alliance recently honored Kroger Pharmacy’s Manager Mark Villines and store manager Art Butterworth for their participation in the Alliance’s Prescription Assistance Program.


For over 12 years and nearly 2,000 prescriptions, Kroger has partnered with the Alliance to assist Denison residents. By offering needed advice to determine which medicines qualify for assistance and by extending discounts to the Alliance, Kroger has played an important role in helping over 1,500 people get the medicine they simply could not afford. The fund is a one-time assistance for Denison residents. Not all medicines qualify for assistance.


The Prescription Assistance Fund is currently being funded by several Denison churches including Calvary Baptist, Church of the Nazarene, First Christian, First Presbyterian, New Beginning Fellowship, Park Avenue Church of Christ, Parkside Baptist, and Trinity Lighthouse. The fund is also a recipient of the one third of the proceeds from the Denison Fall Festival Pancake Breakfast sponsored by Waples Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Parkside Baptist and Park Avenue Church of Christ. A collection is also taken at the Alliance’s annual community Thanksgiving service.


In addition to the prescription fund, the Denison Ministerial Alliance also sponsors the Christian Character Scholarship and participates in the National Day of Prayer lunch and the Denison High School Baccalaureate service.