SEATTLE—Horizon Air and TalkingRain Beverage Company are joining forces to support Medical Teams International’s (MTI) program to provide free dental care to low-income families in Washington and Oregon. Every year Horizon serves TalkingRain Artesian Spring Water and TalkingRain Lemon-Lime Sparkling Water aboard its flights, TalkingRain will contribute at least $12,000 to support MTI’s Mobile Dental Van program.
"Horizon and TalkingRain embrace the importance of giving back to communities we serve, particularly those here in our own backyard," said Jeff Pinneo, Horizon president and CEO. "When we searched for a partner to help us support MTI, TalkingRain was the perfect match. Together we’re able to help Medical Teams International provide needy children and adults the dental care they desperately need and, aside from MTI’s dental van program, would not otherwise have access to."
"We are thrilled to be a part of this wonderful partnership," said Nina Morrison, vice president, package design and development for TalkingRain. "Horizon is a wonderful customer that shares our passion for our communities, so when they presented this opportunity we couldn’t resist."
Northwest-based MTI, formerly known as Northwest Medical Teams, utilizes donated supplies and the experience of volunteer medical professionals to help more than 1.3 million people a year worldwide. Closer to home, MTI operates a fleet of 10 Mobile Dental Vans. These converted 38-foot Winnebago motor homes are dental clinics on wheels, taking dental care to more than 17,000 low-income children and adults a year in Washington and Oregon.
"We are deeply grateful for this new partnership with Horizon Air and TalkingRain," said Dick Frederick, Medical Teams International executive director. "Our organization depends on donations and volunteerism to make a difference in the lives of people around the world. This generous donation will help make so many lives and smiles brighter, while helping us with our ongoing mission to expand the dental van program."
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