MB2 Dental Solutions is a dental practice management company with affiliate offices across six states, including Houston and Beaumont Texas, which were devastated by Hurrican Harvey. In total, the company has more than twenty offices and hundreds of employees who all pitched in to help their co-workers through one of the most devastating natural disasters in US history. Estimates predict that Harvey, which reached land as a Category 4 hurricane, caused more than $180 billion in damages.
One employee, who became a new mother just days before the hurricane hit, recalled the challenge of trying to care for a newborn baby without any electricity or running water. Without these necessities, she knew that she and her family had to leave, despite the dangerously high waters outside. With her husband and small baby in tow, they braved driving through 20-feet of water to get to safety, witnessing dozens of cars stalled or flooded along the way. The support of her coworkers at MB2 Dental, made a concerted effort to stay in near-constant contact with her by phone or text each day. Seeing that her co-workers were genuinely concerned for her well-being and wanted to make sure that she and her family were safe helped her cope with the stress and trepidation of being in such an uncertain situation.
Not long after Hurricane Harvey hit, MB2 began a program to help collect supplies and financial donations to assist any and all employees who were impacted by the hurricane. Calls were made throughout the day to try and raise the funds needed to quickly assist fellow workers. Support came in so quickly than some hurricane survivors were able to get much-needed funds deposited into their accounts within just a few days. Many employees were moved to tears by the remarkable support and care that their fellow workers showed for them during their time of need. The kind gesture is a nod to the company’s belief that all of its employees are part of a family, regardless of where they are located in the USA. The company even began using the slogan “We’re in this together” to let employees know how much they care. In total, $93,000 was raised in support of MB2 employees and families that survived Harvey.