Stanley Dentistry leads Hurricane Relief efforts in Cary NC
In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, Dr. Bobbi Stanley was overcome with emotion as pictures of her hometown of Lumberton NC were sent. The streets where she grew up were now part of the Lumber River. Her friends and family were stranded in their homes without supplies and the waters hadn’t yet reached their highest point. In addition to opening her home to displaced relatives, Dr. Bobbi and her husband Dr. Robert Stanley decided to do something.
The Stanleys joined Triangle residents and hometown friends Brad & Brandi Davis, for Project #FillUpAUhaul. The goal was to fill one U-Haul truck with supplies needed for the devastated area. Dr. Bobbi sent an email to patients at Stanley Dentistry and to fellow dentists in Wake County. At the same time, the Davises original social media post to friends and family went viral and was picked up by local news outlets.
Stanley Dentistry served as a collection point for donations and even picked up donations from area dentists. Early in the week a U-Haul was filled and sent to the devastated areas, two more trucks were procured and started filling as well. By the weekend, the conference room and hallways at the Cary NC dental practice were overflowing and Dr. Bobbi knew she was going to need a bigger truck to accommodate the overwhelming generosity of patients, colleagues and even strangers. She called her friend Robert Locklear, owner of Southern Christian Trucking in Pembroke NC. On Saturday, October 15 he sent a driver and 18-wheeler to be filled with donations in Cary NC.
Drs. Robert & Bobbi Stanley, their children and staff, the Davises and dozens of volunteers and donors gathered at Kroger grocery store in Cary NC to collect, sort and pack donations for immediate shipment. After five hours, and hundreds of man hours, three U-Haul trucks and an 18-wheeler were packed to capacity and drove to distribution centers in Lumberton NC and Robeson County. Dr. Bobbi Stanley said, “My heart is full. I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for everyone’s generosity and I’m glad to be a part of this fantastic effort.”
Stanley Dentistry is a state-of-the-art, comprehensive dental practice located in Cary NC. The practice focuses on general, cosmetic and implant dentistry, as well as braces, Invisalign and treating TMJ disorders and sleep apnea. If you or someone you know is looking for a dental home, Stanley Dentistry is now accepting new patients. Please contact Stanley Dentistry for a complimentary consultation. We are also pleased to offer complimentary second opinions.View All News