Dr. Harris Done is the founder of the non-profit organization "AYUDA" whose purpose is to provide free dental care to the underserved. Working under a mission, "To be actively engaged in improving and sustaining oral health of people in under served areas of Southern California and beyond as well as promoting health education and social betterment", the group was in San Pedro providing dental care to residents.
Dr. Done informed The San Pedro Sun that the group's first project took place in the highlands of Guatemala in a community where the life expectancy of the children was the age of five. Through the efforts of AYUDA the community received a Junior High School, a hospital and dental clinic, and universal immunization to over 30,000 children living in Guatemala. Their work continued in Guatemala until the unfortunate be-heading of a volunteer which lead to the project moving out of that country.
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