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Emergency disaster relief available from ADA Foundation

June 28, 2016
Dentists suffering a disaster as a result of flooding in West Virginia can seek immediate aid to cover personal expenses from the ADA Foundation.

The Foundation may provide a measure of financial assistance to eligible dentists through its Emergency Disaster Grant Program. The program has been designed to quickly provide up to $2,000 in aid to dentists with immediate emergency need for food, water, clothing, shelter and counseling in the wake of a declared disaster. President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in West Virginia after flash flooding left at least 24 people dead and devastated communities in the state.

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.

In addition, the ADA has information on disaster recovery on ADA.org.

The Foundation also 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.