I’ve got critical issue overload. How about you? So probably the last thing you want to hear about is one more issue that really needs to be on our radar screens but isn’t.
But here it is – dental care for children, especially for children who live in or near poverty.
Last Sunday, Kathy Higgins presented a Focus during the worship service at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church. Pullen is one of the Council’s member congregations and is also the congregation of which I am a member. Kathy, who attends Pullen regularly, is the President of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC Foundation. She challenged us to recognize the real needs that are present right here in our state. And she did it in the context of how we manage to find funds for what is important to us. Read her remarks here.
The first step we need to take is to be more aware and to make others more aware. Unless you work with children in low-income families or live yourself with low income or are a dental professional, I’m guessing there is information in Kathy’s Focus that you didn’t know. So tell others, and keep this issue on your radar screen.
–George Reed, Executive Director