tornado damageDarby Dental Supply, Jericho, NY, has provided disaster relief supplies for those suffering from the devastation of last month’s Oklahoma tornado. The dental supply distributor teamed with the Molloy College National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association and Molloy American Red Cross Club to contribute items such as toothbrushes, toilet tissue, garbage bags, and respirator masks to the Oklahoma Dental Association, who distributed them to local residents in need.

“We feel it’s our duty to support communities affected by natural disaster in any way that we can,” said Liz Meyers, Darby Dental vice president of marketing and purchasing. “Providing supplies to those affected by the tornado is the least we can do. Our multi-faceted partnership with the students at Molloy College is a perfect extension of our philanthropic efforts that allow us to do even more nationwide.”

In the recent years, Darby has adopted a “think globally, act locally” philanthropic philosophy, and has encouraged employees who want to help those affected by the tornado to make a donation to their local Red Cross chapter or the national Red Cross efforts in Oklahoma.  

Darby Dental has previously assisted local and international relief efforts for disasters including Hurricane Sandy and the Kesennuma, Japan, earthquake and tsunami.