Henry Schein Cares Foundation Ebola Relief Fund Opened In Response To Outbreak In West Africa
MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to dental, animal health and medical office-based practitioners, today announced the opening of the Henry Schein Ebola Relief Fund to support relief efforts related to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
The Henry Schein Ebola Relief Fund has been established through the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, to provide a way for Team Schein Members and others who are interested in supporting relief efforts to contribute. Henry Schein will match all donations contributed to this fund by Team Schein Members, and the proceeds will be applied directly and completely to Ebola relief efforts through the CDC Foundation, which helps the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention do more work faster to fight threats to health and safety, as well as other relief organizations.
The money raised will augment donations of personal protective equipment that Henry Schein is making through Henry Schein Cares, the company's global corporate responsibility program, to the CDC to help health care workers in West Africa as they combat the Ebola outbreak, which has claimed more than 3,000 lives.
In the past, Henry Schein Cares has responded to other disasters, including Hurricane Sandy and the Colorado Wildfires in the United States in 2012; the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, earthquake in New Zealand, and flood in Australia in 2011; the earthquakes in Haiti, China and Chile in 2010; the flood in Pakistan in 2010; the cyclone in Myanmar and earthquake in China in 2008; Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the U.S. Gulf Coast in 2005; the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan; the 2004 Asian tsunami; the conflict in the Middle East; and the September 11 attack.
Anyone wishing to contribute to the Ebola Relief Fund can make a donation by credit card through the Henry Schein Cares Foundation website, http://www.hscaresfoundation.org/ (click the "donate button" to be directed to an online credit card processing page, and select "Ebola Relief Fund" for the gift designation.) Those who wish to contribute by check should make the check payable to "Henry Schein Cares Foundation" with "Ebola Relief Fund" noted in the memo of the check, and send it to Ashley Lenz at Henry Schein, Inc., 135 Duryea Road, Melville, NY 11747. Donations to the Henry Schein Cares Foundation are tax deductible in the United States.
About Henry Schein Cares and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation
Established in 2008, Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, works to foster, support, and promote dental, medical, and animal health by helping to increase access to care for communities around the world.
The Henry Schein Cares Foundation carries out its mission through financial and health care product donations that support health care professionals and community-based programs focused on prevention, wellness, and treatment; disaster preparedness and relief; and capacity building of health institutions that provide training and care. To learn more about the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, please visit: www.hscaresfoundation.org. The "Helping Health Happen Blog" is a platform for health care professionals to share their volunteer experiences delivering assistance to those in need globally. To read more about how Henry Schein Cares is making a difference, please visit our blog: http://helpinghealthhappen.org/.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 96,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 110,000 additional products available as special-order items.
The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 27 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $9.6 billion in 2013, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 16 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit the Henry Schein website at www.henryschein.com.