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As the project director of the first Southern Maryland Dental Mission of Mercy, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on our accomplishments and to thank so many. In 2012, we were able to help almost 700 people who were in need. None of this could have been accomplished without the support of people like you.

We had an outstanding group of more than 600 professionals and lay volunteers to help others in the Southern Maryland area. Volunteers are paid in six figures: S-M-I-L-E-S. Here’s to all those volunteers who believe in all work and no pay. Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they are priceless.

This Mission of Mercy could not have been accomplished without the generosity of many businesses and members of the community who supported us in so many ways, such as through monetary donations, in-kind donations and food, supporters of our fundraisers and, especially, St. Mary’s County Public Schools.

I sincerely thank each of you for your dedication to those in the community who were in need of our help and for coming forth to be on our team. To quote Winston Churchill, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Thank you, and I look forward to working with you on the next Southern Maryland Mission of Mercy, to be held in 2014.

Garner D. Morgan, Mechanicsville