The WSDA Relief Fund recently sent a donation of $20,000 to the ADA Foundation Emergency Grant program to help dentists who were victims of the recent hurricanes in Florida, Puerto Rico, and Texas.
According to the ADA Foundation website
, the Emergency Disaster Grant Program can provide a small measure of immediate financial assistance to eligible dentists who are victims of a disaster. The program covers emergency personal needs, such as food, water, clothing, and shelter, up to $2,000.
Donations can be made through the ADA Foundation’s “How to Help” web page
. 100% of all donations received will be used to support dentists who have been affected by a disaster.
“As a member of the ADAF Board, I want to thank the WSDA for the very generous donation to the Foundation for relief efforts in Texas, Puerto Rico and Florida. As you know, the need is great. Your caring contribution will go a long way in letting those most impacted know they have support from colleagues far away.”
Rickland G Asai, DMD
ADA 11th District Trustee 2014-2018
“Thank you very much for sharing this news of WSDA’s thoughtful and generous donation. I will be sure to share this news with TDA’s leaders.”
Linda G. Brady, CAE
Executive Director · Texas Dental Association
“I’d like to echo that. The dentists in Florida are humbled by the wonderful response by their colleagues across the country. What a wonderful dental family…”
Drew Eason, MA, CAE
Executive Director/CEO · Florida Dental Association
“On behalf of the Colegio de Cirujanos Dentistas de Puerto Rico, and Dr. Liselie Reyes our President, thanks for the generous contribution to Dentists in need.”
Gilberto Ríos, MPH
Executive Director · Colegio de Cirujanos Dentistas de Puerto Rico
“On behalf of the Florida Dental Association and Florida Dental Association Foundation, we want to thank the Washington State Dental Association for your generous donation to the ADA Foundation Disaster Grant Program.
Many dentists throughout the state were affected by Hurricane Irma, and your donation will go a long way towards helping our Florida dentists as they attempt to recover. We appreciate your generosity and your solidarity.”
Michael Eggnatz, DDS
President · Florida Dental Association
Robert Payne, DDS
President · Florida Dental Association Foundation