MIAMI, Florida--DentaQuest has donated dental hygiene products to World Vision to distribute to children in Haiti.
The toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss will go toward building the supply of oral health products to aid the children and families devastated by the January 2010 earthquakes in Haiti.
"After witnessing the major destruction left by the earthquakes in Haiti and the heart-wrenching misfortune placed upon the families left to start anew, we were thankful to find World Vision to help us in getting oral health supplies to Haiti," said Alison Cardenas, executive director of client services in Florida for Atlantic Dental, a DentaQuest company.
"As a company that is committed to improving oral health care for the underserved in Florida and across the nation, we felt it was our duty to help our neighbors and provide these products to the children and families in Haiti during this time of need. We thank World Vision for their assistance in transporting and distributing these supplies in Haiti, and send our deepest condolences to families around the world that were impacted by this natural disaster," concluded Cardenas.
Added Angela Appleton, corporate relations senior representative of World Vision,: "World Vision is deeply grateful to DentaQuest for this donation. As Haitian families and communities begin the massive task of rebuilding their lives, these goods will be an important contribution to their overall health and well-being. World Vision welcomes more partners like DentaQuest, as we continue to meet immediate needs in Haiti and plan for long-term recovery."
In 2009, the DentaQuest Foundation allocated more than $500,000 to support oral health projects and programs in the State of Florida.
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