Everyone should be able to spread joy and hope with a smile. That’s why Gate City Bank has partnered with Mission of Mercy to bring a free dental care clinic to low-income patients in need.
“We’re thankful for this opportunity to help bring smiles to communities where some of our team members live and work,” says Norm Clark, Gate City Bank Senior Vice President of Retail Banking. “These state-of-the-art dental services make a huge difference for so many people, helping them enjoy a better way of life.”
The partnership between Gate City Bank and the free dental care clinic has been built on a shared focus for community, care and compassion. We first worked with Mission of Mercy in 2016, helping to put on an event in Moorhead, MN. It contributed nearly $5,000 and 20 volunteers.
In 2018, Gate City Bank helped with a clinic once again, this time in Bismarck, ND. We gave nearly $6,000, and after seeing such an incredible community impact, agreed to bump up its giving to $10,000 for the 2021 repeat event, which ran October 1-2 at the Bismarck Event Center.
Each event has a similar look and feel. There are usually around 120 dentists, 100 dental assistants and 50 dental hygienists who volunteer to manage approximately 40 patient chairs. A $200 donation, on average, helps a clinic attendee receive the care they need.
Ranel – Mankato, MN
Carolyn – Raymond, MN
Gate City Bank is proud to continue partnering with Mission of Mercy to provide necessary dental care to community members, especially throughout North Dakota and central Minnesota.
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