Hanger Orthopedic Group Donates to Haiti Relief Efforts

Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. and its philanthropic organization The Hanger Ivan R. Sabel Foundation announced that it will provide $250,000 in funding and orthopedic devices to assist with the medical needs of those affected by the earthquake in Haiti.

A direct cash donation of $25,000 and a contribution of $225,000 in orthopedic devices, including neck and back braces, limb immobilizers, fracture boots, wrist splints, and cervical collars, will be donated to two charitable organizations currently providing care in Haiti – Physicians for Peace and Project HOPE.

“We feel deeply for the people affected by this profound tragedy and we hope our contribution will help ease some of the suffering,” Tom Kirk, Hanger president and chief executive officer, said in a news release. “As the largest provider of orthotic and prosthetic patient care, we see firsthand every day the hope that can be instilled by restoring mobility and functionality to those with severe orthopedic injuries. We will continue to work with Physicians for Peace and Project HOPE, as well as other non-profits, to define the clinical need and the logistics to provide care and services in Haiti.”

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