Henry Schein Cares Foundation and Henry Schein, Inc. Donated Oral Health Care Supplies in Response to Colorado Wildfires
July 2012—The Henry Schein Cares Foundation and Henry Schein, Inc. donated a variety of oral health care supplies to the Colorado Springs Dental Society to aid in the humanitarian response to the wildfires that have burned areas of Colorado. The donations were made in response to a request from the Colorado Springs Dental Society.
"We are deeply saddened by the loss of life and destruction caused by the wildfires that have devastated parts of Colorado," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, Inc. "In addition to our donations of oral health care supplies to our non-governmental organization partners to aid in humanitarian relief efforts, we wanted to encourage any of our customers who were affected by this disaster to call our disaster relief hotline if there are any issues that we might be able to help address. As always, we stand ready to do our part in supporting critical humanitarian efforts and the needs of our customers."
Team Schein Members from Henry Schein's Colorado Center volunteered their time to unload and prepare the donated supplies to those affected by the wildfires. The oral health care supplies were delivered to a number of social service and community organizations, including Springs Rescue Mission, the R.J. Montgomery Center, Catholic Charities and Urban Peak.
"The generosity and compassion from Henry Schein is greatly appreciated. Not only did the Henry Schein managers and representatives arrange for this valuable donation but they also assisted with unloading the truck," said Sharyn Markus, Executive Director, Colorado Springs Dental Society. "As we have started distributing the toothbrushes and toothpaste to area agencies that assist people in need, including evacuees, their gratitude has been heartfelt. …I wish that the Schein representatives could have seen the smiles generated by this donation."
As part of its mission to enhance access to underserved and at-risk communities, Henry Schein Cares and Henry Schein Cares Foundation donates vital health care supplies in response to natural disasters around the world. Additionally, as part of the Company's disaster relief preparation and planning efforts to facilitate immediate response to these emergencies, Henry Schein Cares has long-term partnerships with international relief organizations through which the Company ensures that these organizations consistently have Henry Schein health care products in their warehouses ready to go when disasters strike.