BOSTON, Oct. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Dental of Massachusetts, the largest provider of dental benefits in the state, held its fifth annual Mission Month, a period of service for employees to give back to the company's home state of Massachusetts. Throughout the month, volunteers engaged with seven organizations that are spearheading change through education efforts, community support, nature preservation and more.
"We are honored to join such impactful organizations within our very own state of Massachusetts," said Dennis Leonard, president of Delta Dental of Massachusetts. "This year's Mission Month theme of 'Beautifying the Community' came to life as we volunteered in the neighborhoods that we not only work in, but reside in as well. We take immense pride in assisting these programs that in turn support our friends, families, neighbors and co-workers."
Throughout Mission Month, 315 employees volunteered 910 hours in Massachusetts. Activities included beautifying the Mystic River, its tributaries and the watershed lands; rejuvenating community gardens at local elementary schools; and writing letters and cards to U.S. troops stationed around the world, among other projects.
The fifth annual Mission Month adds to the thousands of employee volunteer hours provided since the initiative began in 2012 as a day of service.
For more information on activities and photos from Mission Month 2016, explore the hashtag #MissionMonth2016 and visit Delta Dental of Massachusetts on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DeltaDentalMA, Instagram @deltadentalofma and Twitter @DeltaDentalofMA.
About Delta Dental of Massachusetts
Delta Dental of Massachusetts (www.deltadentalma.com), the largest provider of dental benefits in the state, is a national leader in innovative programs to improve the overall health of our members, prevent oral disease and reduce health care costs for employers, groups and individuals. Headquartered in Charlestown, Massachusetts, Delta Dental of Massachusetts covers more than 2 million members. Delta Dental of Massachusetts is a member of the Delta Dental Plans Association (www.deltadental.com) whose member companies provide dental benefits to more than 62 million people enrolled in more than 114,000 groups across the nation.
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SOURCE Delta Dental of Massachusetts