Dental companies partner to donate 20,000 toothbrushes for Haitian relief efforts

Feb. 3, 2010
Ashtel Dental and 7 Day Dental combine efforts.

FONTANA, California--In wake of the earthquake that devastated Haiti Jan. 12, 2010, Ashtel Dental and 7 Day Dental have combined to donate 20,000 children's toothbrushes to the Giving Children Hope Foundation of Buena Park, Calif., for the foundation's relief efforts in Haiti.

The donation was given to the Giving Children Hope Foundation last week when Ashtel Dental from Fontana and 7 Day Dental from Anaheim, Calif., heard of the foundation's plans to send the toothbrushes to the children in Haiti who had lost their homes and families in the earthquake.

"We want to help however we can," said Yousuf Nabi, vice president of marketing for Ashtel Dental. "Our prayers are with everyone in Haiti and we hope our small donation helps those in need during this tough time."

Giving Children Hope has already sent 47,000 pounds of medical supplies and disaster relief, as well as $1 million worth of pharmaceuticals to treat the survivors in Haiti. GCHope has also sent two relief teams to Haiti to administer and distribute aid, as well as assess current needs on the ground.

The foundation will "continue to accept monetary donations and new relief product for those in Haiti," said Harmony Trevino, the foundation's communications coordinator. "This is an ongoing relief effort where Giving Children Hope will continually send food, water, hygiene products and medical supplies."

To learn more about GCHope's Haiti relief work or to donate, visit Haiti relief.

To read more about Haiti relief efforts, go to Haiti relief efforts.

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