Mission of Mercy (MOM) is seeking 1,000 volunteers to serve the expected 2,000 patients in need of dental treatment. Not only is the dental community volunteering, but MOM is in need of hosts to escort patients, people to volunteer in registration, parking, data entry, hospitality & more! The event will take place at the Las Cruces Convention Center on March 2-3, 2012. For more information regarding volunteer types, shifts available and to register please click here. Volunteers should register no later than Friday, February 17th.
Mission of Mercy is a New Mexico Dental Foundation sponsored event. During the two day event, dental professionals and passionate volunteers come together to help provide dental care for the underserved population in our state. It is a first come, first served clinic where all are welcome. This clinic is for low- or no-income New Mexicans who cannot pay for dental care.
In 2010, the inaugural NM MOM was held in Albuquerque, NM and it was a huge success. A total of 1.3 million dollars in dental services was donated. This event pulled together 1,700 volunteers who served over 2,200 New Mexico residents and performed 8,724 procedures. The 2010 MOM event was the single largest charitable event in New Mexico history. The New Mexico Dental Foundation will be sponsoring the second event here in New Mexico in Las Cruces with the help of the Las Cruces community. The Foundation is an important new player on the public health scene in our state.