A special request from Dr. Dave Diehl:
I have been blessed to be a part of many dental missions trips over the years. Serving in both Haiti and the Dominican Republic. With many different teams and many different challenges and successes. All of these experiences have enriched my life in ways I have never thought possible. The most significant impact I have experienced has consistently been in the relationships we have developed over the years. Meeting people from all walks of life. And meeting people who have great physical needs. Way more than I can understand as an American.
Through all of this, I have been asked many times by patients and friends if there was a way they can help. I have had people give me money to use towards the costs of trips, and others have offered up prayers for the safety and success of our trips. I personally have felt uncomfortable asking people for financial help on these trips, but I never want to block someone’s desire to help.
Recently my team and I were at a dental meeting and while there a friend gave me $100 bill and challenged me to do something amazing with it. Something that would change peoples lives. It needed to be a lasting change and something that would effect as many people as possible. This came as a huge surprise and a huge challenge. While $100 is a great donation and many things can be done with it, I didn’t see how this would change someone’s life, let alone a lot of people’s lives?
If you have ever wanted to be a part of a mission trip, here is a great chance! 100% of the funds donated will directly go to this project! The link below will take you to the donation page. Once on this page, go to the “projects in Honduras” drop down menu, and select “Good Water.”
My team and I are also donating for this project ourselves. We would like to raise the funds as soon as a possible. The deadline for our effort is Feb 28th. Please consider helping. Please watch the videos linked below, they help tell the story of this effort better than I can.
Dr. Dave Diehl
INTRO VIDEO: https://youtu.be/soOtR15ga4Y
EXISTING WELL SITE: https://youtu.be/fq4kVr_dDHQ
This video is from our first annual Freedom Day USA event.
Dupont Family Dentistry believes there is no greater sacrifice than the ones veterans make for our country. We salute all the brave men and women who put their careers, their health and their lives on the line to protect all of us and serve the greater good of our nation.
On November 9, 2018 from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm, the Dupont Family Dentistry team volunteered their time to Freedom Day USA. Businesses across the United States designate this day as an opportunity to give back to those who have served in the armed forces, providing complimentary services to both active duty military and veterans. More information about Freedom Day USA can be found at freedomdayusa.org.
If you are active duty or veteran military member who would like to schedule your complimentary appointment or have any other questions about Freedom Day USA, please feel free to contact your Fort Wayne dentists at (260) 209-1550. Thank you for your service!