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Community Foundation's Mission of Mercy Fund Receives $50,000 from CareFirst

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s Mission of Mercy Fund received $50,000 from CareFirst to support the operational needs of the Eastern Shore’s second Mission of Mercy dental clinic held in April at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury.

“Mission of Mercy” (MOM) projects are conducted across the country to bring quality dental care to underserved populations. MOM Projects consist of over 100 volunteer dental professionals and several hundred volunteer staff who coordinate two-day dental clinics at locations around the country.

Pictured (left to right back row): Susan Purnell, Jim Morris, and Gayle Widdowson; Brad Sutliffe; Jean Sewell; Dr. Julius Zant; Lauren Taylor; Ernie Satchell; Kathleen McLain; Erica Joseph; Delegate Chris Adams; Bunky Luffman; Carol Rose; Dr. Carolyn Johnston; Charles Goslee, and Dr. Roland Holsinger join (left to right front row) Kim Allen, Donna Hoy, Julie Wagner, Bob Culver, Melody Nelson and Dick Van Gelder.

Contributions can be made payable to the Community Foundation with a memo notation “Eastern Shore MOM.”

More information about Mission of Mercy can be found at www.easternshoremissionofmercy.org.

About The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore: Celebrating 30 years of philanthropy, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) has been serving the needs of Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset Counties granting more than $50 million. Through the generosity and vision of our donors, CFES awarded grants totaling more than $4.8 million in fiscal year 2014. CFES brings together donors and builds on community assets through scholarships, grants, advocacy, and leadership development. By focusing on people, organizations, neighborhoods, and nonprofit capacity building, the Foundation addresses community needs in the areas of health, education, arts and culture, community development, and the environment. The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore serves Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties. For more information, please visit our website at www.cfes.org.

About Mission of Mercy (MOM): Mission of Mercy is a gathering of dental professionals and volunteer staff who coordinate a free two-day dental clinic at locations around the country. In 2000, the Virginia Dental Health Foundation launched the Mississippi of Mercy (MOM) Project. The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in conjunction with the Virginia Dental Association and the Virginia Health Care Foundation formed a partnership to provide dental care for the uninsured and underserved populations of Virginia. Since then, thousands of patients in a growing number of states have been served. Virginia and Texas run multiple events each year. For more information, please visit www.adcfmom.org, www.westernmdmom.com or www.oregondental.org.

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