GLENDALE, Ariz. (Oct. 10, 2017) — In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, individuals, families and companies are focused on rebuilding. Across the nation, Delta Dental companies have stepped up to help. Through its national network of Delta Dental companies, the nation’s largest dental insurance company has collectively donated nearly $715,000 to assist with relief efforts. As part of the collective gift, Delta Dental of Arizona donated $25,000 and 444 Smile Bags directly to the American Red Cross to provide shelter, food and basic dental hygiene products to victims.
Smile Bags contain a toothbrush, toothpaste and an oral health instruction card in both English and Spanish.
“As natural disasters continue to ravage our nation and world, it is heartening to see the outpouring of support to help families as they struggle to get their lives back to normal,” said Allan Allford, President and CEO, Delta Dental of Arizona. “Delta Dental of Arizona is humbled to be a small part in efforts to provide basic comforts to those who were affected and hopefully bring a moment of comfort and a smile to their face amidst the turmoil.”
In addition to donations made to the American Red Cross for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria relief efforts, Delta Dental of Arizona has provided over 1,200 tooth brushes and toothpaste to Chicanos Por La Causa to send to Mexico City to provide for those affected by the recent earthquake.
About Delta Dental of Arizona
Delta Dental of Arizona is the leading dental benefits provider in Arizona, serving more than 1 million enrollees and more than 3,300 contracted dentists across the state. Passionate about oral health and its importance to generations of families, Delta Dental of Arizona has worked for more than 40 years to improve oral health by emphasizing preventive care and making dental coverage accessible to a wide variety of employers, groups and individuals. For more information about Delta Dental of Arizona, visit www.deltadentalaz.com.