New Mexico Dental Association Volunteers providing care
The lines of folks who sought help with their dental needs -- at no cost -- went around the massive Albuquerque Convention Center on Friday morning, and again on Saturday, as the New Mexico Dental Association's annual Mission of Mercy free dental care program brought in hundreds of dental professionals as well as volunteers in one of the state's largest community events of the year.
Del Norte Rotarians were there, too -- most serving as greeters and as helpers -- even those assigned to help patients find restrooms. Our club deemed this as its "signature" community service event, headed up by Community Services Director Billie Adams, who was there when the doors opened early and served as a worker bee as a dental practitioner in the X-Ray area. "This was a most amazing event of donated time by our club members as well as the professional dental folks in Albuquerque," said Bob Rausch. Club President Scott Stafford echoed Bob's comments. "The dental technicians all had nothing but praise for the way Del Norte Rotary stepped in to help, as did other Rotary clubs," Scott said. "It was a thrill to hear those who had received needed dental care explain how this would improve their looks and their outlook on life."
Next year the New Mexico Dental Association's Mission of Mercy will be held in Las Cruces.
Del Norte Rotarians Bob Rausch and Marilyn Strube volunteering in true Rotary style!