MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to dental, animal health and medical office-based practitioners, today announced the opening of the Henry Schein Ebola Relief Fund to support relief efforts related to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
The Henry Schein Ebola Relief Fund has been established through the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, to provide a way for Team Schein Members and others who are interested in supporting relief efforts to contribute. Henry Schein will match all donations contributed to this fund by Team Schein Members, and the proceeds will be applied directly and completely to Ebola relief efforts through the CDC Foundation, which helps the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention do more work faster to fight threats to health and safety, as well as other relief organizations.
The money raised will augment donations of personal protective equipment that Henry Schein is making through Henry Schein Cares, the company's global corporate responsibility program, to the CDC to help health care workers in West Africa as they combat the Ebola outbreak, which has claimed more than 3,000 lives.
In the past, Henry Schein Cares has responded to other disasters, including Hurricane Sandy and the Colorado Wildfires in the United States in 2012; the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, earthquake in New Zealand, and flood in Australia in 2011; the earthquakes in Haiti, China and Chile in 2010; the flood in Pakistan in 2010; the cyclone in Myanmar and earthquake in China in 2008; Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the U.S. Gulf Coast in 2005; the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan; the 2004 Asian tsunami; the conflict in the Middle East; and the September 11 attack.
Anyone wishing to contribute to the Ebola Relief Fund can make a donation by credit card through the Henry Schein Cares Foundation website, http://www.hscaresfoundation.org/ (click the "donate button" to be directed to an online credit card processing page, and select "Ebola Relief Fund" for the gift designation.) Those who wish to contribute by check should make the check payable to "Henry Schein Cares Foundation" with "Ebola Relief Fund" noted in the memo of the check, and send it to Ashley Lenz at Henry Schein, Inc., 135 Duryea Road, Melville, NY 11747. Donations to the Henry Schein Cares Foundation are tax deductible in the United States.