Darby Dental Supply LLC, Jericho, NY, recently donated a large shipment of supplies to Physicians for Peace, a nonprofit organization that supports and empowers healthcare professionals working with the world’s underserved populations.
The contributed supplies were used to support various international programs sponsored by the nonprofit organization. Darby shipped numerous containers filled with dental and hygiene supplies, including gloves, various infection control items, assorted dental materials and small operatory equipment, to the Physicians for Peace headquarters located in Norfolk, Va.
In the past few months, Darby’s latest donation has helped various Physicians for Peace partners in the Dominican Republic, Malawi, the Philippines, the West Bank, and most recently, Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti.
This isn’t the first shipment of supplies that Darby has donated to Physicians for Peace. Darby has been a partner and regular contributor to the organization for several years.
“We are so thankful to the staff of Darby Dental Supply who continuously supports our efforts with generous donations of oral care items,” remarked Kenneth Hudson, GIK Manager, Global Health Partners at Physicians for Peace. “When we informed Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti about the type of material we received from Darby Dental Supply, they were very happy. These supplies are in great need and will be very helpful in the hospital. Without the help of donors such as Darby Dental, we would never be able to do our work. We are extremely appreciative.”
In the recent years, Darby has adopted a “think globally, act locally” philanthropic philosophy, encouraging its employees who want to help the less fortunate to make a donation to their local Red Cross chapter. Most recently, Darby employees contributed to national Red Cross efforts in order to help those affected by the recent tornado in Oklahoma.
Darby Dental Supply’s past philanthropic efforts include both local and international relief efforts. Most recently, the company placed an emphasis on local Long Island residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy, as well as providing numerous contributions to US military troops deployed overseas. In addition, Darby provided needed medical supplies to a makeshift shelter in Kesennuma, Japan, that was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami, and throughout the years, the company has supported various programs sponsored by the American Red Cross and Physicians for Peace within the United States and internationally.