Ivoclar Vivadent donates $100,000 for emergency relief in Nepal
Money will go to Red Cross to aid survivors.
Ivoclar Vivadent has donated $100,000 for emergency relief and assistance in the re-establishment of dental health services.
The company described the the donation as "an expression of solidarity and a contribution to helping the people left destitute by the earthquake in Nepal." The $100,000 will go to immediate aid to the Red Cross, which is helping the survivors at the disaster scene.
The company is in contact with the Nepal Dental Association and has pledged to sustain assistance in the re-establishment of dental services in the country.
Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world. A powerful quake of 7.8 magnitude struck parts of the country on 25 April, killing more than 8,000 people and causing extreme devastation. It was the strongest earthquake to hit the Himalaya region in more than 80 years. Since that time, Nepal has endured a second series of earthquakes.