UOC is Helping the Hurricane Relief Efforts – You Can Help Too!

September 8, 2017

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Hurricane Harvey has brought untold suffering and destruction to the people of Texas. Devastating winds, torrential rain, and historic floods have impacted the lives of millions along the Gulf Coast. Many areas are still flooding as water comes downstream and is overflowing the reservoirs.

Hurricane Irma is the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean and will be impacting Florida, Georgia, and other southern states in the next few days.

Long term relief is a necessity. The people of Utah have the biggest hearts and always help when needs arise, but sometimes it’s hard to know what to do.

Utah Orthodontic Care is launching a drive to collect and ship needed items for the victims of these unprecedented natural disasters.  We will be setting up drop boxes at each of our locations to accept your donations until the end of September.

Diapers, baby wipes, hygiene items (deodorant, soap, shaving supplies, shampoo, feminine hygiene, etc.), power supplies, can openers, & disinfecting wipes are the items being requested by relief agencies.  They have asked that food & clothing not be sent.

Our office will also be sending toothbrushes, toothpaste, & floss in addition to your donated items.

Of course, cash donations are always most needed as the relief agencies can direct the funds to cover immediate needs such as food. Utah Orthodontic Care will be matching your cash donations up to a total of $1,000. Please make your checks payable to Red Cross Hurricane Relief and drop off at your closest UOC Office. Our matching funds will cover the costs of mailing the donated items to relief agencies.  Every dollar you give will have double the impact!

Thank you in advance for your generous donations. If you have any questions, please email Jessica McCarthy; our in-office coordinator for this effort.

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Fred Rogers often told this story about when he was a boy and would see scary things on the news: “My mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world.”