Fish Taco Fundraiser — New Location Friday

Posted May 8, 2019 at 9:39 am by

Ker­win John­son cooks up some cod for Fish Tacos — Tim Dus­trude photo

Fish for Teeth Fish Taco Fundraiser

  • Fri­day, May 10
  • On the lawn across from the Sheriff’s Office (on Sec­ond Street)
  • 11:00 to 1:30
  • $8 sug­gest­ed donation

Fish for Teeth is con­tin­u­ing its tooth-fix­ing mis­sion with anoth­er Fish Taco Fundrais­er on Fri­day, May 10, 11–1:30, this time at a new loca­tion, on the lawn across from the Sheriff’s Office (on Sec­ond Street). An $8.00 sug­gest­ed dona­tion lands you a full-on bur­ri­to-sized “taco,” filled with sus­tain­ably-har­vest­ed Wash­ing­ton Coastal Rock­fish, Pablito’s sal­sa, Tillam­ook cheese, zesty greens, and a squeeze of lime. Absolute­ly delicious.

Fish for Teeth is bring­ing the Med­ical Teams Inter­na­tion­al Mobile Den­tal Van to San Juan Island for four two-day clin­ics in 2019 (plus one day on Lopez). This is a stepped-up effort from pre­vi­ous years, but the extra clin­ics are nec­es­sary to keep up with the need for those who can­not oth­er­wise afford den­tal care.

Fish for Teeth is also devel­op­ing a pro­gram to fund spe­cial cas­es that are too com­plex for the Den­tal Van; such cas­es would be com­plet­ed by car­ing local den­tists, at a reduced rate, with costs paid for by Fish for Teeth.

Fish for Teeth has no restric­tions on income para­me­ters, so “in the mid­dle” fam­i­lies or indi­vid­u­als who are liv­ing with den­tal pain and no expend­able income to pay for den­tal care, have an oppor­tu­ni­ty to live with­out den­tal pain. Fish for Teeth receives no gov­ern­ment fund­ing what­so­ev­er, nor does it accept fund­ing from foun­da­tions that require income para­me­ters for ser­vices provided.

Fish Tacos are Fish for Teeth’s only direct­ed fundrais­er; the rest of the fund­ing is made up of indi­vid­ual con­tri­bu­tions from car­ing peo­ple from our com­mu­ni­ty. The expand­ed pro­grams demand a high­er rev­enue flow, which makes the con­tri­bu­tions from indi­vid­u­als even more important.

If you val­ue the efforts of Fish for Teeth and would like to lend finan­cial sup­port, please donate at fishforteeth.com (cred­it cards accept­ed), or mail a check to PO Box 2084 Fri­day Har­bor 98250, or drop off a check at the Fam­i­ly Resource Cen­ter or the San Juan Coun­ty Health and Human Ser­vices office, behind the Post Office. Or of course you can help by sim­ply enjoy­ing a deli­cious Fish Taco this Friday!

Remember—NEW LOCATION—across from the Sheriff’s office!

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