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2013-03-06 12:26:53

Group home destroyed by 2011 Japan disaster reopens tomorrow STAMFORD, Conn., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Japan tsunami survivors separated since the 2011 disaster will be reunited tomorrow with the opening of a new group home built by AmeriCares. The opening ceremony for the Momiji group home in Ofunato City comes just days before the second anniversary of the disaster. Two years after the tragic earthquake and tsunami, an estimated 300,000 survivors are still living in...

2013-02-25 12:24:45

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forty percent of all patient visits to free clinics - two out of every five visits - are for cardiovascular disease, according to clinics surveyed by the global health and disaster relief organization AmeriCares. Free clinic officials also reported 50 percent of their patients have high blood pressure - much higher than national averages for the uninsured. Nationwide, 20 percent of uninsured adults in the U.S. have hypertension,...

2013-02-06 12:26:31

8,000 low-income Americans to benefit STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares is rushing to deliver 8,000 more doses of influenza vaccine to free clinics and community health programs to stem the continuing flu epidemic. Widespread flu activity was reported last week in 42 states with seniors at the greatest risk, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While the number of flu cases is starting to decline along the...

2013-01-09 16:22:56

STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares is delivering emergency medical aid to Malawi in response to an urgent plea for help from President Joyce Banda. The first shipment, carrying $400,000 worth of antibiotics, intravenous fluids, cardiac medicines and diabetes medications, leaves the aid organization's Stamford, Conn., warehouse today destined for Lilongwe. The medicine will be delivered to the Ministry of Health for use in government-run hospitals all across...

2012-11-19 08:22:46

Gardens seen as vital to full recovery in temporary housing community LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) is donating US$73,000 to help fund a garden project that is part of ongoing post-disaster relief efforts in Japan's northern provinces. The grant, awarded to AmeriCares, a nonprofit global health and disaster relief organization, will benefit residents in a temporary housing community in the Tohoku region, where the 2011 9.0...

2012-11-07 16:25:20

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, Fairway Market's Stamford store, in conjunction with Hearst Media Services, will be giving away 50 pairs of tickets to the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, it was announced today just prior to the first show opening this Friday. Open to all with no purchase necessary, Fairway Market customers may enter the contest by registering at any one of Hearst Media Services' websites (ctpost.com,...

2012-11-07 12:23:13

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. is launching a fundraising drive today for AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. The three-day "Hispanos Unidos" campaign kicks off today with a radio/telethon on the company's radio and television station MegaTV. Listeners of the company's 22 Spanish-language stations will also be invited to donate by phone, text message or via the AmeriCares website. To donate, call 1-800-806-2760, text "live" to...

2012-11-02 07:27:49

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) and its foundation, the Abbott Fund, are providing $1 million in funding and product donations to support relief efforts in response to Hurricane Sandy. The Abbott Fund grants will be provided to longstanding relief organization partners, including the American Red Cross, AmeriCares, Direct Relief International and World Vets. Abbott product donations have been made to Direct Relief International and Feeding America. Abbott...

2012-10-31 15:25:51

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares is delivering relief supplies, bottled water and a fully-equipped mobile clinic for families in the tri-state area affected by Hurricane Sandy. The aid organization is sending 5,000 Johnson & Johnson hygiene kits stocked with soap, shampoo, toothpaste and other personal care items to emergency shelters and aid distribution centers. AmeriCares is working with The Salvation Army, World Cares Center and other nonprofit...

2012-10-29 15:26:06

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares has emergency response teams on stand-by and a mobile clinic ready to be deployed as Hurricane Sandy batters the Northeast with punishing winds and storm surges up to 15 feet. As the arrival of the storm brought gusty winds and drenching rain to coastal Connecticut earlier today, relief workers loaded supplies onto a 40-foot mobile clinic that can serve as a temporary exam room and restore access to care should the storm...