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ADA Foundation offers emergency disaster relief

August 18, 2016 Dentists suffering a disaster as a result of severe storms and flooding in Louisiana can seek immediate aid from the ADA Foundation’s Emergency Disaster Grant Program to cover emergency personal needs such as food, water, clothing and shelter.

The program has been designed to quickly provide up to $2,000 in aid to dentists with immediate emergency need in the wake of a declared disaster. The federal government declared 20 Louisiana parishes disaster areas on Aug. 14.
 
Dentists may apply by submitting an application form directly to the Foundation. The application is available at ADAFoundation.org. Dentists need not be ADA member dentists to receive aid.

The Louisiana Dental Association Foundation also offers disaster grants and a list of disaster preparedness and recovery resources for all dentists.
 
In addition, the ADA has information on disaster recovery and emergency planning and disaster recovering planning in the dental office on ADA.org.

The ADA Foundation accepts contributions for its Emergency Disaster Grant Program in its efforts to provide grant assistance to those in need. To support the Foundation's Disaster Fund, call 1-312-440-2547 or go online and select the How to Help page. To contribute to the Louisiana Dental Association Foundation, go online.