Henry Schein Inc, Melville, NY, announced that it, along with its supplier partners and Team Schein Members, will donate $500,000 in cash and health care products to relief organizations working in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.
“We will not soon forget the scenes of devastation this storm has visited upon southeast Texas and Louisiana, and we will long remember the scenes of heroism and sacrifice that will define its recovery,” said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Henry Schein. “With thousands of residents displaced and in need of essential health care and hygiene products, it is crucial that the private sector work with industry partners to leverage our collective strengths to mobilize support for those most in need. Team Schein is committed to providing relief organizations with the health care supplies they need to support public health, so community members can get back on their feet and begin to rebuild.”
In response to the catastrophic damage, the Henry Schein Cares Foundation Inc—an independent public charity dedicated to increasing access to care throughout the world—opened the Henry Schein Cares Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund to raise money for relief efforts. Henry Schein will match Team Schein Member donations to the Fund up to $50,000 and will also donate needed medical supplies (e.g. gloves, gauze, bandages, hand sanitizer, toothpaste and mouthwash, vitamins, and syringes) to relief organizations, bringing the total initial commitment to $500,000. Organizations receiving cash and product donations include:
• Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
• Direct Relief International
• Heart to Heart International
• Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston
• Islamic Society of Greater Houston
• LDS Philanthropies
• Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association, Greatest Need Fund
• The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
• National Dental Association
• Texas A&M Foundation, Veterinary Emergency Disaster Fund
• Texas Association of Community Health Centers
• Texas Dental Association Relief Fund
• Texas Equine Veterinary Association Foundation
• Texas Medical Association Foundation Harvey Disaster Relief Fund
• Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation Disaster Relief Fund
Individuals or companies wishing to contribute to the Henry Schein Cares Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund can make a financial or product donation. Credit card donations can be made through the Henry Schein Cares Foundation website, hscaresfoundation.org (click the “donate button” to be directed to an online credit card processing page, and select “Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund” for the gift designation.) Those who wish to contribute by check should make the check payable to “Henry Schein Cares Foundation” with “Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund” noted in the memo of the check, and send it to Kate Sorrillo at Henry Schein Inc, 135 Duryea Road, E-310, Melville, NY 11747. Donations to the Henry Schein Cares Foundation are tax deductible in the United States.
In addition to its philanthropic efforts, the Henry Schein disaster relief hotline remains open for dental professionals who experience operational, logistical, or financial issues as a result of the storm. The toll-free number for all Henry Schein customers, (800) 999-9729, is operational from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET. Customers can also access the company’s Recovery Guide for Office-Based Practitioners, which offers guidance and links to resources inside and outside of Henry Schein that can help accelerate the process of getting a business back to full production.