– Global Grins has helped bring smiles to thousands of people by donations given to the Pacific Partnership 2012 (PP12) mission to hand out during four mission port visits between May and August this year.
Global Grins is non-profit organization
that provides toothbrushes and oral hygiene supplies to different
places that are in need of the supplies all around the world.
100,000 toothbrushes were donated by Global grins to the PP12
mission allowing the dental team to pass out thousands of
toothbrushes as each event they attended.
According to the PP12 Dental Department head, Capt. Kerry Krause,
“We gave out 25,000 in each country and taught the patients all
about general oral hygiene.”
When asked about Global Grins involvement with PP12, Joselyn Miller,
President of Global Grins, said that Global Grins is very proud to
play a small role in Pacific Partnership's mission.
“We donated 100,000 toothbrushes to the mission, which are being
delivered to those that Pacific Partnership is serving in Southeast
Asia,” said Miller.
“We are so very honored to be working with the US Navy and other
organizations on this ambitious and noble project.”
Now in its seventh year, Pacific Partnership is an annual Pacific
Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance mission U.S. military, host
and partner nations, non-governmental organizations and
international agencies designed to build stronger relationships and
disaster response capabilities in the Asia Pacific region.