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Mobile Dental Services Van

Don't Miss This Fantastic Challenge Match Opportunity!

A generous donor has offered a two-for-one match up to $45,000 for any donations received after March 1, 2020! We need to raise $22,500 to receive the full $45,000 match and $3,500 has already been raised. We need $19,000 NOW to get the van rolling!

 

The Betsie Valley Community Center and Northwest Michigan Health Services Inc (NMHSI) are developing services to respond to the immediate needs created by COVID-19. We are poised to provide necessary outreach services as soon as possible. NMHSI has just received a grant to equip the van with Telehealth service so even more services can be brought to our community. While schools and businesses have closed, we propose to meet the much overdue needs in our communities:

*Behavioral Health Services via Telehealth

*Remote visits with a Family Nurse Practitioner

*Dental Screenings

*Sports Physicals

*Migrant Farm Worker Camp Services

*Kindergarten Round-Up Events

ALL services will be provided in our communities. First priority when schools open in the fall is Dental Services, but the sooner we can get the van purchased, equipped and on the road - we can do all of the above!  

CHILDREN MISS MORE DAYS OF SCHOOL BECAUSE OF DENTAL PROBLEMS THAN FOR ANY OTHER REASON

We need your support to get the van purchased, outfitted and on the road!

By clicking DONATE NOW, you will be directed to donate online through charity.gofundme.com, a secure and encrypted website.

Donations added online may not reflect in immediate increase in numbers.

The Problem

Children need to be able to READ by the 3rd grade because they read to LEARN starting in the 4th grade.

Children cannot learn if they are not in school and they cannot concentrate if they are suffering from dental pain and discomfort.

Currently, mobile dental screenings are done in the schools - often in awkward places, like sitting on the floor, in the gym, on the stage or in storage areas. 

We need the proper equipment and transportation to meet our goal of bringing dental care to the children of our communities.

How Does The BVCC Help?

Our goal is to purchase and outfit the van for full preventative dental services – where all equipment is stored internally in a compact and sanitary setting. 

In addition to services in the schools, our goals are to offer outreach and oral health education at service organizations, libraries, businesses, and at community events throughout northern Manistee and southern Benzie Counties.

The Betsie Valley Community Center and the mobile dental van will help in more ways than one

Click here to find out more.

Dental Services will include:

Dental Cleanings & Screenings 

Fluoride

Silver Diamine Fluoride

 Sealants

Education

Nutrition Counseling

Referrals

About the BVCC

The BVCC is committed to increasing access for children and their families to get their dental, medical and behavioral health needs met.

We hope you will make a donation today so that the BVCC can get the fully equipped van on the road in early 2020. Our goal is $80,000. We are a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and would be happy to also discuss sponsorship opportunities and corporate donations.

For more information or if you have a question, please contact us.

BETSIE VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER

17936 Cadillac Hwy

Thompsonville, MI 49683

231-510-6518

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