The Michigan Dental Association and the Michigan Dental Association Foundation are now working to organize an unprecedented statewide dental access program — the Michigan Mission of Mercy event, to be held May 29 - June 1, 2014 at the Wink Arena on the campus of Ferris State University. About 1,200 low-income individuals are expected to be treated over the course of two or three days. The MDA is now looking to identify potential volunteers to serve as organizers and leaders.
Online Volunteer Registration
Visit the Volunteer Job Descriptions page for information on the various types of volunteers needed for the Mission of Mercy. Online volunteer registration will be available beginning in March 2014
Click here if If you would like to be notified by email when volunteer registration is open for the 2014 Mission of Mercy and include your name.
Click here for a list of area hotels to stay at during the 2014 Mission of Mercy.
VOLUNTEER AND PATIENT FAQS
Find answers to all of your Mission of Mercy questions.
Matching Funds Received
The 2014 Mission of Mercy received $4,000 in matching funds from the Mecosta County Community Foundation.
Last fall, 2014 Mission of Mercy event was selected for inclusion in the Mecosta County Community Foundation Match Day, which helps charities raise revenue during these difficult economic times. The Mecosta County Community Foundation matched MDA member donations , which resulted in a subsequent, separate gift of $2,641.49.
The Mecosta County Community Foundation addresses community needs for positive change in the fields of art and culture, education, health, nature conservation and the environment, community development, historical resources and social services.
What you missed at the 2013 Mission of Mercy
A total of 5,493 procedures were provided to 1,136 patients, with each patient receiving about five procedures on average. About half of all procedures were for extensive treatments, such as oral surgery and restorative care.
All told $903,000 in donated care was provided during the charitable event held June 7-8 at Saginaw Valley State University’s Ryder Center. Click on the image at right to view a slideshow of the 2013 Mission of Mercy.