Reser’s Fine Foods, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, and A-dec Give Generously for Compassion Force Kits

(Portland, OR) September 15, 2020 – As massive wildfires continue to claim lives, displace families, and destroy businesses and livelihoods across the western U.S., the non-profit Medical Teams International has partnered with three Oregonian companies to provide critically needed hygiene supplies.

Medical Teams is deeply grateful to Reser’s Fine Foods, Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield, and A-dec for stepping up to help their neighbors in distress in Oregon. Together, the companies have contributed toward providing 2,000 Compassion Force hygiene kits to evacuees. More corporate donations are needed to reach Medical Teams’ total commitment of 5,000 kits. To make a corporate donation, email [email protected].

Medical Teams’ Compassion Force hygiene kits cost $10 per kit. Each kit provides enough hygiene items for one month, including shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, floss, bandaids, and a washcloth. Medical Teams will also provide specialized medical equipment (e.g. walkers, nebulizers, diabetes strips, and testers) as requested while discerning other areas of needed support. The kits will be delivered to United Way’s Salem office and distributed to the evacuation centers at Oregon State Fairgrounds and Deschutes County Fairgrounds.

“We so appreciate our compassionate corporate partners, Reser’s Fine Foods, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, and A-dec, who have come together to help displaced Oregonians,” said Debra Hirsh, Medical Teams Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations.

“These companies have long-standing relationships with Medical Teams and have a history of responding to needs in our community. In this time of great crisis, they have responded yet again.”

“A-dec has been a long-time supporter of Medical Teams International.  Both A-dec and Medical Teams have a mission to support our communities.” said Marv Nelson, A-dec Executive VP/COO. “We are proud to partner with Medical Teams International to support those who have been affected by the tragic fires. Our thoughts go out to those families who have lost loved ones, been evacuated, or lost their homes.”


About Reser’s Fine Foods

Family owned and operated, Reser’s is the leading provider of fresh refrigerated deli salads, side dishes and prepared foods. For 70 years, Reser’s has been making fun times easy and affordable for every family. Reser’s deli salads and sides are family favorites at the race-track, picnics, BBQs, Country Music Festivals and tailgates.  Founded in 1950, the company remains committed to providing delicious refrigerated foods for the supermarket and food service industries. Reser’s operates 14 facilities and employs more than 4,500 employees in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Visit or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


About Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon

Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, headquartered in Portland, has been serving Oregonians since 1941 and now provides approximately 925,000 members with comprehensive health insurance solutions. As a nonprofit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Regence is part of a family of companies dedicated to transforming health care by delivering innovative products and services that change the way consumers nationwide experience health care. For more information, please visit, or


About A-dec, Inc.

A-dec provides reliable dental equipment solutions to better the lives of dentists and their patients worldwide. Headquartered on 50-acres in Newberg, Oregon, A-dec’s campus includes state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and the A-dec Education Center dedicated to learning and discovery. Facilities in the United Kingdom, Australia, and China help support an extensive network of authorized dealers in more than 100 countries worldwide. To learn more, call 1.800.547.1883 or visit


About Medical Teams International

Founded in 1979, Medical Teams International provides life-saving medical care for people in crisis, such as survivors of natural disasters and refugees. We care for the whole person— physical, emotional, social and spiritual. Daring to love like Jesus, we serve all people—regardless of religion, nationality, sex or race. Because every person—no matter where they are or how desperate their situation—matters. Learn more at and on social media using @medicalteams.