Varner has volunteered for the world’s largest humanitarian dental project for three years, and been a supporter of Great Shape! for even longer. He has sterilized dental instruments, helped extract cavities, and taught dental hygiene in the rural schools of Jamaica. Mike says he gets the most joy from, “helping kids and helping people in another country experience a better life. Plus, it allows me to see a part of Jamaica most tourists never see.”
Mike Varner takes a break after teaching dental hygiene to students
Wright says, “Mike has a true ‘serving’ spirit.” He devotes his time to Great Shape, volunteers as a firefighter and helps the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The dental project in Jamaica is called, 1000 Smiles, where Varner has a nickname, “we call him ‘Safety Man’, and we’re looking forward to having him on the team again in the fall.”
If you’d like to join Varner as a volunteer or support the projects in Jamaica, check out: www.gsjamaica.org.