HIGH POINT, N.C. - Everyone likes "Free," but when free medicine is being handed out, the lines alone tell the story.
Hundreds of people showed up at First Presbyterian Church in High Point, where NC MedAssist gave out up to five over the counter medicines to people - free of charge. The medicines handed-out treat things like headaches, colds, and coughs.
"You go grocery shopping and you add the tylenol and cough medicine for your children in the grocery basket, and sometimes it's those high priced items that add up and we have families who just, they need it, because they've lost a job or they're in between jobs or they don't have enough money," says Pamela Stephens with NC MedAssist.
Since NC MedAssist started in 1997, the non-profit has given out more than $700,000 dollars in free over the counter medications.