ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Patterson Companies (Nasdaq: PDCO) today announced that it has committed a match of up to $50,000 for employee contributions to the American Red Cross in response to the heartbreaking devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, one of the largest natural disasters in U.S. history.
“How we respond to challenging times helps define who we are as people and as a company,” said James Wiltz, Patterson’s Interim President and CEO. “We are committed to supporting our impacted employees and customers and are grateful for the efforts of our teams in the area who have responded to this crisis.”
In addition to the American Red Cross matching program, Patterson Dental has delivered more than $20,000 in supplies to the Greater Houston Dental Society, San Jose Clinic, and the American Student Dental Association. More than 3,000 dental hygiene kits are also being delivered to Salvation Army drop points in Rockport and Fulton, and Patterson will distribute other critical supplies to community health center clinics in the impacted areas. Efforts by Patterson’s Animal Health team to support Houston area veterinary hospitals and animal health relief efforts were undertaken immediately and continue during the recovery effort.
About Patterson Companies Inc.
Patterson Companies Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO) is a value-added distributor serving the dental and animal health markets.
Patterson’s Dental segment provides a virtually complete range of consumable dental products, equipment and software, turnkey digital solutions and value-added services to dentists and dental laboratories throughout North America.
Animal Health Market
Patterson’s Animal Health segment is a leading distributor of products, services and technologies to both the production and companion animal health markets in North America and the U.K.
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