Great River Energy awarded Just Kids Dental Inc., a local nonprofit, a $2,500 grant. This donation will help Just Kids Dental improve the oral health of under-served children in Lake, St. Louis and Carlton Counties.
"On behalf of our member cooperatives throughout Minnesota, it's a privilege to support the important work of Just Kids Dental," said Daniel Becchetti, communications coordinator for Great River Energy. "Providing preventive dental care at school benefits children's health, well-being and education."
The Northeastern District Dental Society has also donated a significant sum to support Just Kids Dental's school clinics in the Arrowhead region.
"Few people realize tooth decay is the single most common childhood chronic disease," said Stacey Anderson, Just Kids Dental executive director. "Dental sealants applied on permanent molars can help prevent many of these cavities. Sealants are just one of the many services we provide at no cost to school districts."
Both donations will help remove physical and financial barriers that prevent children from accessing dental care.
Just Kids Dental appreciates the gracious funding support from these partners