Last week, the Florida Dental Association Foundation teamed up with the American Dental Association Foundation to prepare and assist FDA member dentists in need. Below is information we provided members last week, but want to share with you again, as we know that those who might be in need may forget these resources. If you know of fellow members who need assistance, please share this information.
The ADA Foundation offers support that may be helpful to dentists affected by the storm. This includes:
- Disaster preparation and recovery information for dental practices, through the ADA Center for Professional Success. More information can be found at Center for Professional Success – Disaster Guidance.
- ADA Foundation emergency grants
- Emergency Disaster Grants — Any dentist who is a victim of a disaster may apply to the ADA Foundation for a grant up to $2,000 to help cover the costs of their personal emergency needs, such as food, clothing and shelter. (ADA membership is not required.)
- Emergency Disaster Grants for 501(c)(3) organizations providing dental care following a disaster — Grants of up to $10,000 are available for this purpose.
More information can be found at ADA and ADAF Disaster Support.
Please click here to access the ADA/FDA relief application. ADA Foundation grants are up to $2,000 and FDA Foundation grants are up to $1,500. This information also can be found on the FDA website at floridadental.org.
Additional information/resources from Volunteer Florida Emergency Management can be found here.
Please know the FDA, its officers and trustees are here for you, and haven’t stopped working to make sure members’ needs are first.