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Officer Dave Wills Makes Great Use of the Long Labor Day Weekend

9/8/2011

On Thursday, September 1, 2011, Officer Dave Wills and 22 members of “Dental Care for Children” traveled to Haiti to provide dental care to children located at the Pwoje Espwa Sud orphanage.

 

Dental Care for Children was founded in 1991 and has delivered over $2 million in free dental care to over 10,000 needy children residing in Southern California and to orphanages and schools located in Mexico, Central America and Haiti.

 

During the 4-day mission, Officer Wills assisted nine dentists and a physician in treating 271 children and caregivers in need of dental services and childhood immunizations.

 

The Pwoje Espwa Sud orphanage is located in southern Haiti and was established in 1998.  It is presently home to approximately 700 children. The orphanage also provides education to 1,200 local children and serves over 4,000 meals each day.