Friday, November 29, 2013

Darby Dental Supply Donates Massive Truckload of Supplies to the Philippines




Truckload Full of Darby and Darby Vendor Products
Sent Directly to Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

Jericho, NY (November 20, 2013) – For its latest philanthropic endeavor, Darby Dental Supply, LLC, the largest all-telesales national distributor of dental merchandise, donated a full truckload of relief supplies to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. 

Jam-packed with numerous containers of dental and hygiene products and various infection control items including gloves and respirator masks, the truckload of contributed supplies were used to support the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, the second-deadliest Philippine typhoon recorded in history. The natural disaster claimed the lives of nearly 4,000 people in the Philippines alone, with an estimated 1,200 still missing.

The situation in the Philippines is just truly devastating and we knew we had to act quickly," remarked Liz Meyers, Vice President Marketing & Purchasing at Darby Dental Supply.  Hopefully the many items that we’ve contributed will address some of the sanitization issues that are taking place right now and be welcome by the survivors who are currently suffering a great deal. We couldn't just sit and watch TV and observe what is happening. Based on what we’ve seen through all the media coverage, the people in the Philippines just absolutely need everything; they were left with nothing and they're fighting for survival."

Though Darby Dental Supply acted alone in its most recent relief efforts for the Philippines, throughout the years the company has partnered many times with Physicians for Peace, a nonprofit organization that supports and empowers healthcare professionals working with the world’s underserved populations. 

Darby has been partnering with the nonprofit organization for quite some time now and has been a regular contributor, benefitting countless healthcare facilities around the world. With the help of Physicians for Peace, Darby most recently contributed a large amount of dental and hygiene supplies to Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti, and has helped various Physicians for Peace partners in the Dominican Republic, Malawi, the Philippines, and the West Bank. 

However, Darby Dental Supply’s past diverse philanthropic efforts include both local and international relief efforts. The company has adopted a “think globally, act locally” philanthropic philosophy, encouraging its employees who want to help the less fortunate to make a donation to their local Red Cross chapter. Most recently, Darby employees contributed to national Red Cross efforts in order to help those affected by the recent tornado in Oklahoma, and also placed an emphasis on local Long Island residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

The company is also a huge supporter of the military, providing numerous contributions throughout the years to U.S. troops deployed overseas. In addition, Darby provided much-needed medical supplies to a makeshift shelter in Kesennuma, Japan that was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami.

For more information about all Darby services and products, please visit www.darby.com. 

About Darby Dental Supply, LLC

For over 65 years, family owned and operated Darby Dental Supply, LLC has been breaking new ground as the largest all-telesales national distributor of dental merchandise to office-based practitioners in the United States. Through strategic distribution points, the company fulfills over one million shipments per year from leading manufacturers of dental products and equipment.

Darby is committed to providing superior value to the dental professional. All Darby Personal Account Managers have successfully completed a comprehensive regimen of product training and have instant access to their clients’ purchase histories and preferences. Alerting them to manufacturer specials, exclusive offers and even processing product rebates on their behalf, Darby reps work with their clients as strategic partners in helping to reduce fixed costs, save money and continue to grow their business. Honoring a “one customer at a time” philosophy for more than six decades has established Darby Dental Supply as one of the largest, most trusted dental distributors in the nation. For more information, visit www.darby.com.

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