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VET SMILES - Smoky Mountains Outreach Foundation

On Friday, November 20th, the Eastern Carolina University Community Service Learning Center Dental School in Sylva will be conducting the “Smiles for Vets” dental day. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, up to 30 vets will be seen vs. the normal 40. Present to receive and help process participating veterans, in accordance with COVID restrictions, will be members from WNC MOAA, our Smoky Mountain Satellite (SMS MOAA), the Smoky Mountain Outreach Foundation (SMOF) and NC Serves. Donations of money, food for breakfast and lunch for the day, water bottles, soft drinks (regular and diet) are welcome. For more information, contact David McCracken, 828-550-5980 or email.

A SMOF pilot initiative started two years ago, VET SMILES has proven to be effective in helping veterans who do not qualify for dental care with the VA find a dental home. As a result, a new 501 (c) (3) foundation is in the planning stages to take VET SMILES statewide. Stay tuned for further developments.