Quantcast

Latest AmeriCares Stories

2011-06-09 09:08:00

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cash donation helps AmeriCares U.S. Disaster Relief Fund aid survivors of recent tornadoes and floods across the country The Chrysler Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Chrysler Group LLC, today announced a donation of $50,000 to aid families displaced from their homes as a result of the large number of recent natural disasters hitting many states across the country. The donation will support AmeriCares U.S. Disaster Relief Fund which...

2011-06-06 11:24:00

STAMFORD, Conn., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares has awarded its annual Power of Partnership Award to AstraZeneca for its outstanding commitment to increasing access to health care for people in need both here at home and throughout the developing world. In the past year alone, the pharmaceutical company renewed its support for the only breast cancer treatment program for Cambodia's poor, assembled over 14,000 hygiene kits for disaster survivors and, for the second year...

2011-05-23 14:52:00

Organization preparing to send medicines and relief supplies for tornado survivors STAMFORD, Conn., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares is dispatching an emergency response expert to Joplin, Mo., to aid survivors of Sunday's devastating tornado that claimed at least 89 lives, displaced thousands and left a section of the city in ruins. AmeriCares is reaching out to hospitals, health clinics and shelters in the region with offers of medical aid and relief supplies. With...

2011-05-02 14:51:00

STAMFORD, Conn., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares is delivering medical aid, bottled water and other critically needed relief supplies to communities across the South devastated by the worst U.S. disaster since Hurricane Katrina. AmeriCares is sending medicines and medical supplies, including prescription medications for chronically ill patients, to clinics in Arkansas and Mississippi treating tornado survivors without health insurance. In Smithville, Miss., a small town...

2011-04-14 15:23:00

STAMFORD, Conn., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares and former New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine are teaming up to deliver lifesaving medicines and relief supplies for survivors of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Valentine and AmeriCares President & CEO Curt Welling announced the new partnership during a press conference today at AmeriCares headquarters. Valentine has a special affection for Japan having lived there for five years when he...

2011-04-01 13:58:00

STAMFORD, Conn., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares is airlifting medical aid to help survivors still suffering from the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The shipment of medicines, medical supplies and personal hygiene products valued at more than $525,000 leaves AmeriCares Connecticut warehouse today bound for Sendai - the closest large city to the impact zone. Three weeks after the worst natural disaster in Japan's history, the situation on the ground...

2011-03-28 11:46:00

STAMFORD, Conn., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares and AstraZeneca have teamed to deliver critical medicines to help people living with chronic diseases throughout the United States. AstraZeneca has donated $5 million in cardiovascular and gastrointestinal medications to AmeriCares in support of its Domestic Medical Assistance Program. The program delivers donated medicines and medical supplies to a network of more than 300 clinics treating the uninsured and...

2011-03-25 10:26:00

Personal hygiene products to arrive at shelters and distribution hubs this weekend STAMFORD, Conn., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares is delivering 20 tons of hygiene products for thousands of earthquake and tsunami survivors in northern Japan still living in evacuation centers two weeks after the epic disaster. The delivery includes enough antibacterial soap, toothpaste, baby diapers and other personal care items for thousands of children and adults left homeless....

2011-03-22 15:07:00

LEHI, Utah, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global wellness leader XANGO, LLC today announced the first of what's expected to be ongoing contributions to aid the massive recovery effort in the wake of Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami. The first donation will provide needed water, food and medicine for those suffering from last week's devastating earthquake and tsunami in Northeast Japan. The company also announced a program to match a portion of distributor and employee donations...

2011-03-22 14:00:00

NORFOLK, Va., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) announced two actions in relation to the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that resulted in severe loss of life and physical damage in Northern Japan. To assist relief efforts, Norfolk Southern Foundation will provide a 1:1 match for contributions made by active and retired NS employees to four nonprofit organizations: The American Red Cross/International Response Fund, AmeriCares, Habitat for Humanity International,...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
Related