GLIDE, Ore. - Glide residents are getting some help with dental care thanks to a large donation made possible by the F.F.A. class at Glide High School.
The van was in Glide Monday, with Dr. Lee Sharp and a dental assistant volunteering their time taking care of patients that are uninsured or under-insured and in need of some dental work.
Community 101 is a class at Glide High School through the F.F.A. taught by Kristina Haug, and last week the class presented the group Glide Helping Hands with a check for $5,000. Helping Hands gives the money to a group that provides the dental van, so they can service people in the Glide area.
"it's through the Oregon Community Foundation, and we will take that $5,000 and give it to Medical Teams International, which is our dental program that comes here 4 times a year," said Cindi Weekly of Glide Helping Hands.
Weekly said the money is a big help for their program.
"We see up to 48 patients a year, so that will fund us for a couple of years," said Weekly.
The mobile dental van was made possible by a grant from the Ford Family Foundation in Roseburg and is operated by Medical Teams International.
The grant was obtained through the Ben Serafin Foundation.