Posts for category: Community Service
Trip to Peru - January 2017
Last month Dr. Tom and I spent a week in Pisac, Peru, providing dental care for the local townspeople of this small town high in the Andes Mountains.
We were part of a team of twenty four dentists, dental students, interpreters, and auxiliaries sent out by Dental Community Fellowship of South Carolina.
We worked four days in a clinic set up in a large room at a retreat center on the edge of town. The local people were notified of the free clinic by radio and leaflet, and over the course of the week over 800 dental and optical services were rendered, including cleanings, fillings, extractions, fitting for reading glasses, and even a few root canals. What a delight it was to meet the native Quechuan people, live in their town, and help them in a practical way.
At the end of the week we had the thrill of seeing Machu Picchu. You can bet Dr. Tom was snapping photos like crazy!
Here is a photo account of the week:
Halloween Candy Buy-Back 2015 - A Photo History
A big thank you to all who donated candy - over 850 pounds were collected!
The candy went to our troops via Operation Gratitude, and to children around the world through Operation Christmas Child.
Thanks to our office team and Nicole's daughter Paige for collecting, separating chocolate from non-chocolate candy, and for boxing and loading the payload!
The Carr's and mascot Daisy delivered the sweets to Van Nuys, where they were added to the 400,000 pounds to be distributed. That's 20 million pieces of candy! We also shared candy in almost 300 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, packed by students at Sacred Heart School, Saratoga.