GLENDALE, Ariz. (May 20, 2020) — The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting stay-at-home order has had a great impact on Arizona’s homeless population. Governor Ducey and his administration have worked tirelessly to provide funds for food banks, homeless shelters and other organizations providing programs and services to the homeless and other at-risk populations. Delta Dental of Arizona joined in these efforts by providing 30,000 toothbrushes and 30,000 tubes of toothpaste to homeless shelters and organizations serving vulnerable populations.
“Delta Dental of Arizona has a long history of supporting Arizona communities through its foundation, particularly the underserved. During this pandemic, hygiene is of paramount importance. We feel it’s our responsibility to provide the tools to ensure those in need are able to look after their oral health, especially at this time,” said Allan Allford, CEO of Delta Dental of Arizona and Chair of the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation. “It’s extremely gratifying to work with the Arizona Dept. of Administration; together we were able to get these much-needed supplies to those who need them.”
The Arizona Department of Administration is distributing the dental supplies, along with donations from a wide variety of other organizations, to 90 organizations across the state.
“The Department of Administration has been honored to contribute to the success of this critical project,” said Andy Tobin, Director, ADOA. “We are thrilled that many of our community partners have stepped up to the plate to donate items to this worthy cause, including our colleagues at Delta Dental of Arizona. Their generous donation has helped to significantly increase the number of citizens that will be able to be served by this important initiative.”
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About Delta Dental of Arizona
Delta Dental of Arizona is the leading dental benefits provider in Arizona, serving more than 1.2 million enrollees and more than 3,500 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 45 years to improve oral health by emphasizing preventive care and making dental coverage accessible to a wide variety of employers, groups and individuals. Since 2010, Delta Dental of Arizona, through its Foundation, gave $7 million to support oral health education and disease prevention programs for underserved and uninsured communities across the state. For more information about Delta Dental of Arizona, visit www.deltadentalaz.com.