Henry Schein Inc, Melville, NY, recently announced its commitment of $500,000 in product donations to support relief efforts for victims of the April 25, 2015, earthquake in Nepal. In addition, the company has opened the Henry Schein Cares Nepal Disaster Relief Fund through the Henry Schein Cares Foundation. According to a press release from Henry Schein, contributions made to this fund will be applied directly and completely to support relief organizations’ efforts.
Henry Schein is working closely with its strategic partner relief organizations, including AmeriCares, Direct Relief, Heart to Heart International, and International Medical Corps, to continually monitor and assess the need for medical supplies to help in the Nepal relief efforts. Henry Schein’s medical donations will include more than 2 million surgical masks, a million pairs of gloves, and thousands of bandages. The company will also donate thousands of toothbrushes and toothpaste in response to a specific request for these hygiene products.
“Henry Schein is deeply saddened by the disaster in Nepal, and our thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives and the thousands of others affected,” said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Henry Schein. “In addition to our commitment to donate $500,000 in product, we are pleased that as part of our disaster preparedness and response plan, Henry Schein product was already in place with many of our NGO partners when the earthquake first struck Nepal, and was ready for immediate shipment to the affected area.”
As a member of Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD), a global alliance leading the development and championing of high standards in medical supply and service donations, Henry Schein is committed to working in collaboration with other organizations whose focus is to ensure a coordinated response to disasters.
Henry Schein’s support of relief efforts in Nepal is part of the company’s global corporate social responsibility program, Henry Schein Cares.