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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. The WellPoint Foundation funds will provide medicine, medical supplies and aid to those in need. A nonprofit aid organization, AmeriCares provides disaster relief, medical supplies and health care assistance across the globe. "The WellPoint...

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. They found acute shortages of food, water and some medicines, and survivors in need of mental health support. Many are without heat in an area where temperatures have dipped below freezing and snow has been falling - putting survivors in danger of exposure....

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. BD will distribute these funds among nonprofit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organizations AmeriCares, American Red Cross, Direct Relief International, Heart to Heart International, Project HOPE, Save the Children,...

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. The Abbott Fund donation will be provided to the Japanese Red Cross through the American Red Cross, and longstanding global relief partner AmeriCares. "Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the earthquake and tsunami in...

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. AmeriCares emergency response experts are in contact with local officials and...

2011-01-04 13:22:00

EVERETT, Wash., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) again has partnered with Qatar Airways and the non-profit global health and disaster relief organization AmeriCares to deliver a second consignment of relief supplies to areas in Pakistan that are still recovering from the massive floods that ravaged the country in August. The first shipment was delivered in September 2010. A consignment of about 35,000 pounds (15.8 metric tones) of medical supplies was loaded into the cargo...

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. He was surrounded by his wife of 45 years, Leila, and members of his family. He was 87 years old. AmeriCares mourns his loss and celebrates his legacy. Since its founding in 1982, AmeriCares has delivered more than $10 billion...

2010-12-23 06:45:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) recently became an active partner in the battle against a cholera epidemic in Haiti that has reportedly infected an estimated 600,000 people and left more than 2,400 dead. Responding to a call for assistance from AmeriCares, one of the Foundation's partners, TPRF made a grant of US$40,000 to provide clean drinking water for over 38,800 people for a month to help them remain healthy during the epidemic....

2010-12-20 11:15:00

STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares and Baxter International Inc. have teamed to deliver additional lifesaving intravenous (IV) solutions to Haiti as part of their ongoing effort to stem the cholera outbreak. AmeriCares has been working around the clock to distribute IV solutions, oral rehydration salts, antibiotics, hand sanitizers and other critical aid since the outbreak was reported in October. As a leading manufacturer of products used in the delivery...

2010-11-24 11:49:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Free Clinics (NAFC) is urging volunteers to give back to their community by registering now for the large one-day free medical clinic for uninsured Carolinians to be held in Charlotte next month. The NAFC, in conjunction with the North Carolina Association of Free Clinics, will hold the C.A.R.E. (Communities Are Responding Everyday) Clinic at the Charlotte Convention Center from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on December...


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