CHARLOTTE – Agape Dental Ministry will host its inaugural fundraiser and silent auction to continue providing dental care to Mecklenburg County.
Since 2013, Agape Dental Ministry has provided more than $2 million worth of free dental care to patients unable to afford it. The nonprofit depends on donations and volunteers for the service.
“In Mecklenburg County alone, more than 100,000 residents are living close to or below the poverty line and most do not have dental insurance,” said Elizabeth Locklare, executive director. “Those unable to afford regular dental care can often live with oral disease and pain that can result in even larger health issues down the line.”
The fundraiser takes place from 3 to 5:30 p.m. May 4 at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 8947 Albemarle Road. The event will consist of food, drinks and entertainment provided by The Prince and the Paupers and comedian Matt Fore.
Blumenthal Performing Arts, King Green and artist Susan Winget have donated items to be used in the silent auction.
Visit www.agapedentalministry.org for details.