US and UK organisations join forces to fund new dental van in Jamaica
A charity based in the UK has joined forces with a Christian group in the USA to fund a new mobile dental unit, which will be used in Jamaica.
The Angel Foundation has teamed up with the Denver Wesleyan Church in Denver, Colorado, to convert a bus into a functional, mobile dental clinic. The charities are paying for the bus, which has been painted in the colours of the Jamaican flag, to be shipped over to the Caribbean country in the coming weeks.
The Angel Foundation, which is run by Angel Christian, pledged to help fund the dental bus after Angel met some members of the Denver church group whilst volunteering in Jamaica. The foundation has already provided medical equipment, including a defibrillator and an ambulance. With money donated by Grace Foods UK’s Penny Pledge scheme, The Angel Foundation now plans to arrange shipment of the dental bus, which has been completely gutted and renovated to a high standard. The bus will provide dental care for communities that have limited access to dental treatment.
Ms Christian recently met Revd. Johnny Houser, from the Wesleyan Church and she was inspired to support the project. The church visits Jamaica on a regular basis, often participating in building and regeneration projects, which transform the lives of local people. Together, the organisations are preparing to launch the dental bus, which will enable hundreds of people to see a dentist, some for the first time.