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Checking In - Joplin Style

Posted by Paul on 7/13/2012 3:46:00 PM

Earlier in the week I had the chance to be on the receiving end of a check presentation. Today I had the immense pleasure of presenting a check. If you recall from earlier blog posts, it was decided that the proceeds from the Joplin Tornado Anniversary event in June would be donated to the local Joplin Community Clinic which for 20 years has effectively served the short term healthcare needs of the uninsured in the Joplin area. The clinic does not receive any state, federal, or insurance funding to provide services.
Dr. Robert Renger, local MDA member, both volunteers in the clinic (along with many others in the community) and serves on the board of directors. He joined me, Dr. Charles McGinty,and several others including a few media outlets to make the presentation to Barbie Bilton, Executive Director of the Clinic. It was quite nice moment when we surprised Barbie with a $3,000 donation. She and her staff and other board members were all very appreciative.
Afterward we did a few interviews and shared cake and punch. If you've followed the tornado saga at all this past year, you know how nice it was to come full circle and give back to the community. It makes me proud to represent the MDA! Celebrate with me and the clinic for working together to improve dental health in the community. You can check out some media stories in the links below.

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