After struggling to make ends meet, Good Shepherd has reported that if donations don’t increase to match increased demand for services in the next few months, they may be forced to close their doors forever.
In 2015, Good Shepherd Ministries was awarded a $140,000 grant from the Delta Dental Foundation. This grant allowed Good Shepherd to continue to assist low-income, uninsured patients in the Oklahoma City area with free dental care, dentures and oral pathology labs.
In addition, the Board of Trustees of Delta Dental Foundation awarded an up to $50,000 challenge grant. The grant will match qualified donations dollar for dollar. All donations received towards the challenge grant will be used for the dental care program to help the most vulnerable in our community.
“For more than a decade our foundation has partnered with Good Shepherd’s dental clinic as they care for Oklahomans in need,” said John Gladden, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Oklahoma and chair of its Oral Health Foundation. “We hope our challenge grant will stimulate additional support from the community so Good Shepherd’s important work can continue and thrive.”
To learn more about Good Shepherd Ministries or to donate to this vital organization, visit GoodShepherdOKC.org.