Aspen Dental to match employee donations up to $75,000

Jan. 27, 2010
Initiative allows employees to voluntarily donate one hour's pay to the American Red Cross for Haiti relief and development.

SYRACUSE, New York--In response to the growing humanitarian crisis following the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Aspen Dental Management has announced the launching of "An Hour for Haiti."

This is a voluntary program that gives Aspen Dental employees the option of donating the equivalent of one hour's pay to the American Red Cross for Haiti relief and development. Aspen Dental will match employee donations with a dollar-for-dollar contribution up to $75,000.

"Members of the Aspen Dental team have always been generous in donating
their time, talents and dollars to help those in need," said Bob Fontana, president and CEO of ADMI.

"Since directly volunteering an hour of their time isn't possible in this case, 'An Hour for Haiti' gives employees an outlet to show their support for earthquake victims. While the sheer scale of the humanitarian crisis in Haiti is difficult to comprehend, we feel fortunate that we're in a position to help provide support for relief efforts," Fontana added.

Donations will help the American Red Cross and its partners in the global Red Cross and Red Crescent network, including the Haitian Red Cross, assist those affected by this disaster.

Assistance provided by the American Red Cross may include deploying personnel, sending relief supplies, and providing financial resources.

Details on "An Hour for Haiti" are being communicated to more than 3,000
employees across the country through Aspen Dental's intranet site. Employees
will be able to opt in through Aspen Dental's payroll system, where they can
calculate the equivalent of an hour's pay.

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