Delta Dental of South Carolina Awards $70,000 Grant to Helping Hands of Georgetown to Aid Those in Need
Georgetown, SC (January 21, 2020) – Helping Hands of Georgetown has been awarded a $70,000 oral health grant from Delta Dental of South Carolina, a leading dental benefits provider and a non-profit organization. The funding allows Helping Hands to expand its free dental clinic to a Day Clinic to provide preventive and restorative services to those in need.
“With the support of Delta Dental of South Carolina and other matching funds, we are now able to offer a Day Clinic. Our Day Clinic opened on November 1, and to date, we have served 88 clients,” states Brendon Barber, Executive Director of Helping Hands of Georgetown. “The grant funds are used toward personnel, supplies and capital improvements. We are grateful for the support from Delta Dental of South Carolina.”
“Through our Mission Giving Program, we’re working to help people of all ages access vital dental care and educational services, so they can live better lives through improved dental health,” says Rob Goren, president and chief executive officer at Delta Dental of South Carolina. “We’re proud to support organizations that align with our mission to improve oral health. And, as a non-profit, it’s just one of the many ways we give back to help meet the needs of those in the communities we serve.”
Helping Hands of Georgetown Dental Clinic is open Thursday evenings for extractions and every Friday from 8AM to 2PM for preventive and restorative care. “We have 20 volunteer dentists, who on a rotating basis, serve our Thursday evening extraction clinic,” states Brendon Barber.
The Helping Hands free dental clinic was created in 2013 to provide oral health care access to the underserved in Georgetown County. The target population is the uninsured who are experiencing situation or generational poverty. “The Dental Advisory Board led by former Helping Hands executive director, John Bush, provides oversight of the funds from Delta Dental of South Carolina and the capital improvements,” states Brendon Barber.
About Delta Dental of South Carolina
Delta Dental of South Carolina is a trade name of Delta Dental of Missouri, a dental benefits provider and a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization, which operates in South Carolina under that name. It provides more than 338,000 members in South Carolina with access to affordable, high-quality dental care through group plans tailored to meet the needs of organizations of all sizes, from large corporations to small businesses with two or more employees. Delta Dental also offers dental benefit plans directly to individuals and families. The company provides access to affordable, high-quality vision care as well through group vision benefit plans. Delta Dental of South Carolina proudly supports oral health initiatives, educational programs and charitable causes that help educate people about the importance of dental health and provide free dental care to those in need.
To learn more, visit www.DeltaDentalSC.com.
About Helping Hands of Georgetown, Inc.
Helping Hands of Georgetown, Inc. was established in 1989 through the extraordinary vision of founding board members representing 40 Covenant Churches in Georgetown County, South Carolina, who felt they could better help residents by supporting one organization that would exist to assess and determine an adequate response to the many needs that arise in this primarily rural and poverty-ridden area of South Carolina. In a spiritually rich environment of compassionate caring, Helping Hands of Georgetown offers HOPE, HELP and CHANGE.