Ivoclar Vivadent plans typhoon relief in Philippines
November 20, 2013
Ivoclar Vivadent AG has announced plans to donate $200,000 for disaster relief in the Philippines after massive destruction wrought by Typhoon Haiyan.
Half of the donated funds will go to the Philippine Red Cross for direct emergency relief. The other $100,000 will support re-establishment of dental health care measures for the population at large.
“We feel great sympathy for the Philippine people, and we share their suffering and despair,” said Christoph Zeller, chairman of the Ivoclar Vivadent Supervisory Board. “We hope that our donation will provide at least some relief to the survivors and speed up the reconstruction of the affected regions.”
Since 1993, Ivoclar Vivadent has employed about 300 people in its ceramic and resin teeth manufacturing plant near the Philippine capital Manila. Neither the employees nor the manufacturing plant were directly affected by the devastating typhoon.
The ADA News will continue to report on relief efforts by the dental community as information becomes available.