Denver—April 5, 2022 The Wyoming Community Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to Dental Lifeline Network • Wyoming to help vulnerable individuals in the state get critical dental care through the Donated Dental Services (DDS) program.
The grant will help 55 people receive $120,000 in comprehensive dental care. Dental Lifeline Network (DLN) appreciates the invaluable support of Wyoming Community Foundation.
The funds will support the coordination of services provided through 97 dentists and nine dental laboratories who volunteer for Donated Dental Services (DDS) in Wyoming. DDS volunteers donate comprehensive treatment to people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile.
The Wyoming DDS program has provided nearly $3,773,718 in donated services to over 1,274 patients since it began in 1994. Wyoming Community Foundation’s grant is a significant contribution to the cumulative celebration happening for the DDS program nationally. For over 35 years, DLN has partnered with volunteer dentists, laboratories, and strategic corporate partners across the country and connected people with special needs to comprehensive dentistry. This past August, DLN reached a new milestone: $500 Million in donated dental treatment! That’s half a billion dollars of care which has helped 165,000 individuals.
“The Wyoming Community Foundation is an invaluable partner, generously providing grants in support of our efforts to reach Wyoming residents in need of dental care,” said Dr. Mark O’Farrell, Chairman of Dental Lifeline Network • Wyoming. “Through their support, we continue to provide treatment to people within our communities who would otherwise be unable to afford it.”
“The Wyoming Community Foundation’s Casper Local Board is pleased to be able to support the work of Dental Lifeline,” said Micah Richardson, Director of Programs at Wyoming Community Foundation. “Dental Lifeline helps alleviate the struggle for so many Wyomingites who are unable to pay for dental care.”
Dentists and laboratories can volunteer for DDS by contacting Program Coordinator Brandon Leviton at bleviton@DentalLine.org, or 855.582.7896. To volunteer, make a donation, or learn more about Dental Lifeline Network visit www.DentalLifeline.org.
About Dental Lifeline Network
Dental Lifeline Network (DLN) is a national charitable organization and affiliate of the American Dental Association whose mission is to improve the oral health of people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile and have no other way to get help. DLN accomplishes its mission by developing and coordinating collaborative relationships that provide essential resources for direct-service programs, especially charitable care.
About Wyoming Community Foundation
For over 30 years the Wyoming Community Foundation (WYCF) has connected people who care with causes that matter to build a better Wyoming. WYCF has granted more than $100 million to charitable causes while also providing a variety of supports to our nonprofit agency fund holders.
WYCF serves donors and communities by connecting them to causes they care about most. We make giving easy by accepting a wide-range of gifts, from cash and appreciated securities to more complex gifts such as real estate and mineral interests. WYCF is overseen by a volunteer board who ensures that your funds are being used to best support Wyoming.
For information, call 307.721.8300, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website at www.wycf.org.
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