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Chance to volunteer and sponsor MidSouth Convoy event

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Midsouth_event_posterDid you volunteer for the MidSouth Convoy of Hope in the past few years? We need you again and lots of new volunteers.
Mid-South Mission of Mercy will provide dental care for the relief of pain to under-served Mid-Southerners, many of whom are from working families who do not have access or cannot afford dental insurance.
The goal is to treat approximately 2,500 patients at the event and provide more than $1,000,000 in free dental care.
All dental services are provided free of charge by members of the Tennessee Dental Association, Mississippi Dental Association, and Arkansas Dental Association, assisted by a host of volunteers.
No qualifications. Cleanings, Extractions, Fillings. This is the first Mission of Mercy Dental event in the Memphis area, so it is your chance to make history as a volunteer!
The setup day will be Feb. 25. Feb. 26 and 27 are the event days. Breakdown and cleanup on Saturday, Feb. 27 also. It will be held at Bellevue Church on Appling Road beginning at 6 a.m. daily. When appointments are filled, there will be a cutoff for the day. Early line up is allowed.
If you are a church or agency, please consider running transportation from your area for those in need of care. All group transportation needs to arrive early in order to secure a time to be served.
Volunteers of all types are needed! General volunteers, including Adult Patient Guides, are needed, as well as licensed personnel (dentists, assistants, hygienists, nurses and doctors). We are especially in need of Pharmacists. Shifts available so you don’t have to work all of both days. You are needed and sign up today at http://www.midsouthmissionofmercy.org/ . Updates on our Facebook page as well! Flyers are attached for you to copy and spread the word to both volunteers and recipients.
We hope that this project with become an annual event to serve those in need of dental care throughout Tennessee and the Mid-South. We would love for you to be part of this and appreciate your support to make the first Mid-South Mission of Mercy happen! Donations are welcome to cover supplies, food, and water for those attending. Please donate whatever you can, or consider one of the following suggested donation levels:
Sponsor a smile – $20; Sponsor one patient – $50; Sponsor two patients – $100
Sponsor a dental chair (for one day) – $500; Sponsor a dental chair (for both days) – $1,000
Checks can be made out to: Memphis Dental Society Charitable Fund, 6250 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38119. You can also donate at the website through PayPal.
Thank you for your assistance in making this event successful so that it can be repeated annually.

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