Tropical Storm Irene presented some challenging times for our friends and colleagues in Vermont and northern New Hampshire with devastating floods that ravaged parts of the state and destroyed many roadways. Folks are still facing challenges to get their businesses restored to functionality or even to simply salvage items after the damage. Our partnership with our participating dentists stands strong as we work to support their dental offices in these difficult times. Northeast Delta Dental is conducting numerous fund raisers to help with relief efforts. I encourage everyone to volunteer or contribute to the Red Cross and local relief agencies to help our friends and neighbors get back to normal and able to conduct business again. Please share your stories with me.