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2014-03-14 08:26:38

The Red Cross has been ranked as one of the top and most successful non-profit organization in the world. OSLO, Norway, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Red Cross has been ranked as one of the top and most successful non-profit organization in the world. According to a recent report the Red Cross humanitarian work has been vital especially in regions of conflict, epidemics and natural disasters. Non-profit organizations have played a key role in global wellness. Surprisingly...

2014-01-22 08:28:30

AmeriCares and Mercy Corps to use funds for ongoing relief work LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A special appeal by The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) has resulted in donations to two groups to further ongoing efforts in the wake of the devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. International nonprofit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organizations Mercy Corps and AmeriCares will each receive US$50,000 from TPRF to further independent campaigns in...

2013-12-05 16:24:36

MELVILLE, N.Y., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced today that it will donate $150,000 in support of relief efforts for victims of the disastrous Typhoon that struck the Philippines. Henry Schein is working with its suppliers and non-governmental organization (NGO) partners - AmeriCares, Direct Relief, Heart to...

2013-12-05 08:29:41

Nine-year-old Shaima recovers from anemia and pulmonary tuberculosis with nutritional support LEHI, Utah, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Nine-year-old Shaima is one of thousands of Afghan children benefitted by a multi-year partnership between XANGO, a global wellness and direct sales leader, and AmeriCares, a global health and disaster-relief organization. Since 2007, the XANGO Meal Pack program has, in collaboration with AmeriCares and other partners, served more than 5...

2013-11-13 16:26:52

Company and its Foundation, the Abbott Fund, Provide $450,000 in Grants and Healthcare Products to Help People Affected by Super Typhoon ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) and its philanthropic foundation the Abbott Fund are providing $450,000 in grants and healthcare products to deliver immediate relief to the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. The Abbott Fund is providing $350,000 in grants to CARE, Direct Relief, and the Philippine Red...

2013-11-11 16:21:53

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) working internationally, are responding to the devastation caused in the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded. A list of reputable and experienced organizations responding to the crisis so far is available at www.InterAction.org. The need for life-saving emergency assistance is...

2013-11-11 16:20:39

Airline partners with AmeriCares, American Red Cross and Operation USA CHICAGO, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced that it is partnering with AmeriCares, American Red Cross and Operation USA in their efforts to provide aid to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The United Airlines Foundation will donate up to $50,000 to match donations to partner organizations from United customers and employees. The airline will also provide a one-time...

2013-07-30 12:28:51

Program expansion to benefit thousands without health insurance STAMFORD, Conn., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares is opening a free clinic in Stamford to serve thousands of low-income residents without health insurance. When it debuts this fall, the AmeriCares clinic will be the only free clinic in Stamford where 20 percent of the population is uninsured and Stamford Hospital has the second highest rate of uncompensated care in the state. "Thousands of Stamford...

2013-06-03 12:29:31

STAMFORD, Conn., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares has presented its annual Power of Partnership Award to Merck & Co. Inc. in recognition of the company's outstanding commitment to helping disaster survivors and improving health in the developing world. Merck is one of AmeriCares most committed donors, providing both products and financial support for the global health and disaster relief organization's aid programs. AmeriCares President and CEO Curt Welling presented...

2013-05-28 12:27:54

Medicines will help uninsured and underinsured patients nationwide STAMFORD, Conn., May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares is providing a record quantity of respiratory medicines to help low-income and uninsured patients across the United States breathe easier during National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Pharmaceutical companies donated more than $2.4 million in prescription medicines - enough to fill about 25,000 prescriptions - for the effort. The donated...