Children's Volunteer Health Network, Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation partner to bring smiles

Published: Monday, April 22, 2013 at 03:41 PM.

Open for only 11 months, the Dental Clinic has treated more than 300 children and performed more than 3,200 procedures, Billingsley told The Sun.

 

As the president of the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, John Russell said contributing to local charities is the main mission of his organization. In its first year, the DCWAF only supported one charity, and since then they have grown to support 14 charities from Pensacola to Panama City, including Children in Crisis, Shelter House, Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center and Food for Thought.

 

Since 2006, the DCWAF has donated more than $4.7 million to these charities.

 

In 2012, the Destin's wine auction was named as one of the Top 10 Charity Wine Auctions by Wine Spectator. Not only is this a tremendous accomplishment for his organization, but Russell said the prestige of being recognized is a tremendous benefit to the local charities that benefit from the foundation's success.



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