hurricane sandy optHenry Schein Inc, Melville, NY, along with its supplier partners and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, announced that they have fulfilled their commitment to contribute more than $1 million in financial donations and health care supplies to 11 relief organizations serving communities affected by Hurricane Sandy, which struck areas in the northeastern United States last October.

“We are proud to support the extraordinary work of the 11 organizations receiving our financial support and donations of health care supplies to assist in recovery efforts for communities affected by Hurricane Sandy,” said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman and chief executive officer for Henry Schein. “These donations, supported by the generosity of our Team Schein Members and supplier partners, exemplify the deep commitment to giving back to society that has been part of the character of Henry Schein since we were founded eight decades ago.”

The company’s Henry Schein Hurricane Relief Fund, established through the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, provided a pathway for Team Schein Members and others who were interested in supporting relief efforts to contribute. Henry Schein matched all donations contributed to this fund by Team Schein Members.

Recipients of the financial and/or supply donations included the ADA Foundation Hurricane Sandy Fund and the New York State Dental Foundation Relief Fund, as well as AmeriCares; Direct Relief International; Heart to Heart International; Island Harvest; FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties; North Shore Animal League America; Graybeards; and the Empire State Medical, Scientific, and Educational Foundation Inc.

In addition, the company held drives for Team Schein Members to donate goods at its headquarters. The drives collected more than 2,900 pounds of food, clothing, shoes, coats, linens, diapers, and other personal items for Island Harvest and The Salvation Army. Henry Schein also provided “Hurricane Sandy Cleaning Kits,” including gloves, masks, gauze, paper towels, drape sheets, trash bags, and hand sanitizer to Team Schein Members who needed assistance in their personal clean-up efforts.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Henry Schein also opened a disaster relief hotline for dentists and orthodontists who experienced operational, logistical, or financial issues as a result of the storm.

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