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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, and...

2011-03-21 16:03:00

Medicines and medical supplies to arrive this week STAMFORD, Conn., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the political crisis in Libya escalating, AmeriCares is delivering $1.5 million worth of medical aid for civilians fleeing the war-torn country.

2011-03-21 09:26:00

INDIANAPOLIS, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the tsunami in Japan and the resulting humanitarian needs, WellPoint, Inc. today announced its corporate Foundation will make a $50,000 contribution to AmeriCares for disaster relief.

2011-03-18 15:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International Medical Corps' emergency response team is assessing the post-disaster needs of isolated coastal villages north of Sendai that have yet to receive humanitarian assistance.

2011-03-15 13:43:00

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, announced today that it is donating $325,000 to assist in relief efforts for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

2011-03-14 14:51:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT), through its philanthropic foundation the Abbott Fund, is providing $3 million (245 million yen) to support immediate relief efforts in response to the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

2011-03-11 15:18:00

Organization prepared to send medicines, medical supplies and humanitarian aid STAMFORD, Conn., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares is dispatching an emergency response expert to assess the health needs in Japan after a record 8.9-magnitude earthquake earlier today unleashed a deadly tsunami. With a disaster of this magnitude we anticipate a need for medical aid in the coming days and weeks.

2011-01-04 13:22:00

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2010-12-27 09:35:00

STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 27, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares, the global health and disaster relief organization, announces the passing of its founder, Robert C. (Bob) Macauley who died peacefully yesterday morning, December 26, 2010, at his home in Florida.

2010-12-23 06:45:00


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