I would like to ask everyone who now knows about our program to spread the word to their friends and neighbors. The more people know about this effort, the more needy families can receive aid.
El Paso, TX (PRWEB) December 10, 2014
El Paso dentist, Dr. Mehrnoosh Darj is raising donations for a local food pantry and helping people improve their dental health by lowering their dental bill.
A report from The New York Times revealed the trend of Americans delaying health treatments even if they are insured. The reason behind this is an economic reason: many insured could not afford the co-payments
Dr. Darj who is a practicing dentist in the El Paso area knows that this delay of treatment usually leads to bigger health problems. Delayed dental care can easily lead to gum diseases which then could cause weakened immune problems, leading to heart, lung and liver diseases. Even pregnant mothers could have still-born or pre-mature babies due to gum diseases.
At the same time, how could a person see a dentist if he or she could not even afford three square meals a day?
Dr Darj explained, "It is a growing problem. Food demands at the local food pantries have increased and yet food donations have decreased."
With some long thinking, she came out with an idea to help in both areas: help Americans with dental care and also assist the local food pantries.
Dr Darj is encouraging her patients to bring non-perishable food donations, and offering the dental cleaning, exam and x-rays for only $39. And all of the $39 and food will go to the local food bank: El Pasoans Fighting Hunger.
When asked why she would give such a discount and donate all the proceeds, Dr Darj said, "Local communities are strong not because of money but because of the free spirit of helping one's neighbors. In a troubled economy that affects many Americans, if I could get the public to help the hungry families while getting their basic dental work done, why not?"
The campaign spearheaded by Dr. Darj to benefit people in need of dental care as well as providing more donations to the local food bank will end on January 1st 2014.
“I would like to ask everyone who now knows about our program to spread the word to their friends and neighbors. The more people know about this effort, the more needy families can receive aid.” El Paso TX dentist Dr. Darj concluded.
For more details of the campaign, visit http://www.DentistryElPasoTX.com