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Free clinic receives dental donation

on Tuesday, 05 January 2021. Posted in News, Local News

Free clinic receives dental donation
Executive Director Wayne Jackson assists with a patient at Mercy Medicine Free Clinic in Florence. The clinic recently received a contribution of $7,500 from Delta Dental of South Carolina to help provide free dental care to uninsured adults and those with low incomes.

To help meet the dental health needs of children and adults throughout the state, Delta Dental of South Carolina – a leading dental benefits provider – announced it recently awarded over $210,000 to support oral health initiatives, educational programs and charitable causes in South Carolina. 

Among those benefiting from the contribution by Delta Dental of South Carolina was Mercy Medicine Free Clinic of Florence. The clinic received $7,500 to provide free dental care to uninsured adults and those with low incomes. 

The oral health grant funding is part of the non-profit company’s annual Mission Giving Program, which has contributed $861,000 in support of community outreach initiatives in 2020. 

“During this especially challenging year, so many of our neighbors are facing tremendous hardships,” said Rob Goren, president and chief executive officer at Delta Dental of South Carolina. “Helping them access vital dental care is even more critical. Supporting organizations that align with our mission to improve oral health is one of the many ways we can help meet the needs of those in the communities we serve.” 

Delta Dental of South Carolina awarded $210,700 in oral health grant funding to the following South Carolina organizations: 

_Greenville Tech Foundation (Greenville) – received $67,100. 

_Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg (Spartanburg) – received $43,800. 

_Our Lady of Community Outreach (Johns Island) – received $30,000 t. 

_Helping Hands of Georgetown (Georgetown) – received $30,000. 

_United Way of Midlands (Columbia) – received $22,300. 

_Providence Home (Columbia) – received $10,000. 

Applications for Delta Dental of South Carolina’s first grant cycle of its 2021 Oral Health Grant program are now being accepted. 

To be eligible for oral health grants from Delta Dental of South Carolina, applicants must first complete a letter of inquiry through the online application system at www.deltadentalsc.com/AboutUs/oral-health-grant-program, which includes program guidelines and application instructions. Online letters of inquiry are due on Friday, March 12. Online applications are due on Wednesday, March 24. For additional information, visit www.DeltaDentalSC. com.

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