This past summer (2015), Katelynn Bortz had the opportunity to volunteer with the Mission of Mercy program through the Virginia Dental Association Foundation. Katelynn traveled to Wise County, along with a team of professionals and other volunteers, to provide dental care for individuals in need. Katelynn commented that, with each you that she goes on this trip, she gains an "understanding of how desperately many people here in Virginia need health care and are unable to receive it." Programs such as Mission of Mercy provide that care. She also indicated that her "favorite part about going to Wise County every year is recognizing a patient that she helped treat in previous years." Great job, Katelynn!