Free Dental Care and Haircuts for the Homeless in LA
Announcements | March 14, 2016 by National HQ
Winter can be hard to survive if you live on the street, so charity organizations around the US work together to provide food, shelter, showers and other essential services to the homeless. In Los Angeles, Tzu Chi’s Western Region Chapter routinely offers free dental care and haircuts at this time.
On a cold night with the temperature dipping below 10 ‘C, Tzu Chi’s Mobile Dental Clinic was waiting as people were brought by bus to the shelter where volunteer dentists from TIMA (Tzu Chi International Medical Association) were offering their service that evening.
The dental care provided by Tzu Chi’s volunteer Dentists on Wheels makes a huge difference for thousands of underprivileged people in Los Angeles County, and was most appreciated on this night as well.
For the homeless who struggle to find a place to sleep and food to eat, attending to their appearance can be a luxury that’s out of reach. The free haircuts that Tzu Chi volunteers offered were truly welcome and left most feeling renewed.