The joint outreach focus for Community Outreach and Christian Women’s Ministry during the month of February is the Free Dental Clinic, available to low income, elderly and veteran residents of Madison County. Income levels must be equal to, or less than, 150% of the national poverty level. Clients must be 19 years of age or older. The clinic is located at 2341 Whitesburg Drive, and appointments are required. Local emergency rooms are unequipped to attend dental emergencies. Thereby the need for extractions, for many local residents living in poverty, can be accomplished with appointments at this Free Clinic.
The typical client might be a person suffering from a compromised tooth, possibly broken or infected. The general health is greatly affected by oral health making it even more important to address the oral issues. Be it a young mother trying to care for her family or an elderly veteran, the community free dental clinic is available to provide extractions and education for improved oral health. Currently, a retired dentist is on site two days a week for appointments.
CWM and Community Outreach are seeking financial assistance for the Community Free Dental Clinic, during February, to aid the continued operation of this vital service provided for the eligible residents of Madison County. If you are able, please consider a donation. In order to give, earmark your donation to First Christian Church for the Community Free Dental Clinic by whatever your preferred means of giving might be.