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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....

2011-03-21 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. AmeriCares is sending nearly 11,000 pounds of critically needed medical aid from our Stamford, Conn., and Amsterdam warehouses including pain relievers, antibiotics, surgical supplies, burn care products, cardiovascular medicines,...

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....


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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