Free Dental Clinic will close its doors temporarily to move into new building

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-- The Community Free Dental Clinic will be forced to close their doors next month at their office on Drake because renovations at a new office are not completed, leaving hundreds of people with nowhere to go, temporarily, for dental work.

The non-profit began serving Madison County three years ago and has helped more than three thousand people to date, according to volunteers.

"We opened this up on a wing and a prayer, if it would have not been for the community stepping forward we would not be where we are today," volunteer Ginger Finzel says.

Clinic staff have secured a new building off Whitesburg Drive in Huntsville, but they are having to gut the building and make major renovations to the heating and cooling system. The lease is up next month at the current location, so they will have to close the doors until the new building is finished.

The new location will give them more than three thousand feet of space to see patients.

"We will be able to see more and treat more,"  Finzel added.

Donations for the renovations are needed because volunteers say the cost has increased from what they had planned. If you would like to know how you can help out, Click Here.