Darby Dental Supply LLC, Jericho, NY, recently donated a full truckload of relief supplies to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Jam-packed with numerous containers of dental and hygiene products and various infection control items including gloves and respirator masks, the truckload of contributed supplies were used to support the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, the second-deadliest Philippine typhoon recorded in history. The natural disaster claimed the lives of nearly 4,000 people in the Philippines alone, with an estimated 1,200 still missing.

“The situation in the Philippines is just truly devastating, and we knew we had to act quickly,” remarked Liz Meyers, Vice President Marketing & Purchasing at Darby Dental Supply. “Hopefully, the many items that we’ve contributed will address some of the sanitization issues that are taking place right now and be welcome by the survivors who are currently suffering a great deal. We couldn’t just sit and watch TV and observe what is happening. Based on what we’ve seen through all the media coverage, the people in the Philippines just absolutely need everything; they were left with nothing and they’re fighting for survival.”

Though Darby Dental Supply acted alone in its most recent relief efforts for the Philippines, throughout the years the company has partnered many times with Physicians for Peace, a nonprofit organization that supports and empowers healthcare professionals working with the world’s underserved populations.