If November brings with it a time of gratitude, perhaps there’s no greater thing all of us here at Dental Depot are more thankful for than our ability to make a positive impact in the lives of others. We’re grateful to be in a position to not only serve our patients but our communities as well.
Dental Depot is honoring the service of veterans in three acts: firstly, by recognizing the veterans who are part of the Dental Depot family; secondly, by making a donation on their behalf to the Wounded Veterans of Oklahoma; and thirdly, by extending an offer of dental services to veterans who need us the most. To learn more about the former, keep reading below.
Throughout November, Dental Depot is accepting nominations to find veterans who need dental services in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa Metro areas. Anyone is welcome to submit a nomination and if selected, our teams will reach out to help schedule a consultation and proceed with treatment.
The following article was published in the Fall 2019 issue of IMPACT Newsmagazine.
Dental Depot & Wounded Veterans of Oklahoma
Changing Lives, One Trip at a Time
Since founded Dr. Glenn Ashmore completed his service in the US Navy, Dental Depot has been a welcome workplace for veterans and military members alike. We would like to take this moment to recognize those team members for their service and dedication to protecting that which we hold dear. It is our privilege to work beside these men and women who have chosen to be a part of our Dental Depot family.
To honor their service, Dental Depot’s Donate for Denim funds for June, July, and August of 2019 went to Wounded Veterans of Oklahoma (WVO), a non-profit dedicated to helping veterans, first-responders, and their families adjust into civilian life.
The largest area of need that WVO focuses on it something we all require – companionship.
“There are 375,000 registered veterans in the state of Oklahoma, with an estimated 425,000 more who are not registered,” said WVO founded James Martin. “Our goal is to reach as many veterans as we can and help them with their struggles and also to fellowship with them.”
WVO aims to make veterans feel connected and valued in their places of work and worship alike. They focus on building a community where veterans can connect with each other to form meaningful relationships.
To this end, WVO organizes various hunting, fishing and camping events throughout the year to build and strengthen their connections with one another and with their families. Additionally, WVO is dedicated to making their services accessible to all veterans, including those who have suffered injuries that would otherwise make it impossible to participate. This effort includes fabricating wheelchair accessible boats for fishing trips and modifying existing wheelchairs for all-terrain use, allowing them to join in the hunt.
By donating to their cause, we’re not only investing in a camping trip – we’re investing in connections. Together, we raised $916.00 for Wounded Veterans of Oklahoma, and look forward to fundraising for their cause again.