Columbia, SC (WLTX) --SC Mission 2012 is making a comeback in Columbia.
"We decided the need was so great that we wanted to have it in Columbia again this year," said Bridgett Molony with the United Way of the Midlands.
SC Mission 2012 kicks off on Friday, August 17 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Then continues on Saturday, August 18 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be held at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.
The event is for people 17 and older and works on a first come, first served basis. Last year, 2,000 patients were seen and the United Way of the Midlands is bracing for more.
"We do plan to have more dentists," Molony said."Because that was where the need was greatest last year."
Medical, dental and vision care will be offered. And patients can be seen for multiple services if the time allows.
Over 700 volunteers have signed up to help at the event, but the United Way is still in need of more.
'We're looking for two types of volunteers particularly interpreters...and also physicians," she said.
While there is still a shortage on volunteers, there is no shortage of service.
"We're not only helping thousands of people, but it's really a community coming together," Molony said.
To register as a volunteer, go to www.uway.org/volunteer.