Happy Thanksgiving, Oregon!

Service as a Way of Life

Physicians rarely take days off to volunteer, but Bud Pierce does. This week you'll find him and his wife Selma, a dentist, delivering free dental care at the Portland Mission of Mercy event. Their combined volunteerism and generosity have benefited dozens of organizations throughout Oregon over the years, not only during Thanksgiving. 

You can see Selma Pierce in this video from last year:

Bud is quick to say he's been blessed with an opportunity to work hard and build a medical practice, but he is even quicker to point out, “What value we have in this life is determined by how we serve others, and how we serve the common good.” 

So this Thanksgiving, consider giving back. One in five Oregonians is on food stamps, and Thanksgiving is not at the beginning of the month. Many Oregonians could use Thanksgiving baskets this week, but more importantly they need jobs. 

Photo: Bud performing medical triage for last year's Mission of Mercy event.

Photo: Bud performing medical triage for last year's Mission of Mercy event.

Bud Pierce wants to do more than volunteer. He wants to bring back Oregon jobs and build new ones. Oregonians shouldn't have to rely on food stamps for their Thanksgiving meal or stand in line once a year for free dental services. 

May you and your family experience the blessings of this season and the joy of living in such a beautiful state such as Oregon.

To see other causes important to the Pierces, check out Bud's biography here.

Mark Your Calendar on December 1st for Giving Tuesday.

From My Family to Yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

Photo: Bud basting the turkey for Thanksgiving dinner in 1981. 

Photo: Bud basting the turkey for Thanksgiving dinner in 1981. 

Photo: Bud, Selma, Michael (son), Grandma Oma, and Kristina (not pictured) celebrating Thanksgiving.

Photo: Bud, Selma, Michael (son), Grandma Oma, and Kristina (not pictured) celebrating Thanksgiving.