About the Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation / Kansas Mission of Mercy
The Kansas Mission of Mercy (KMOM) was created in 2003 through the leadership and commitment of the Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation (KDCF) and the Kansas Dental Association to provide care to Kansans in need.
KMOM is a two-day free dental clinic hosted once a year in different areas of the state. To date, KMOM has provided more than $17 million in dental care to 29,000 patients, thanks to the generous contributions of Kansas dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, and general volunteers.
About the Bruce Bergstrom Award
The cooperation and participation of the dentists and dental community are key to the success of KMOM; however, KMOM also relies on many non-dentist general volunteers, who generously give their time and commitment to fulfill its dental mission.
These general volunteers are interwoven into the very fabric of what makes the loving spirit of KMOM so overwhelming.
Each year, KDCF honors one outstanding KMOM general volunteer with the Bruce Bergstrom Award for outstanding service. The 2020 award recipient is Jerri Jones.
About Jerri Jones
Jerri began volunteering for KMOM in Kansas City in 2003. Since then, she’s attended every KMOM event. She leads the patient data entry area, coding and organizing forms for each patient treated at KMOM. Jerri also assists with clinic set-up, tear-down, and volunteer registration.
KDCF thanks Jerri for her compassion, helpfulness, and service to KDCF and KMOM.