AmeriCares Sending Disaster Relief to Help Haiti

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AmeriCares is delivering $5 million worth of medical aid and a team of relief workers are en route to help earthquake survivors in Haiti.

AmeriCares is sending antibiotics, pain relievers, bandages and medical supplies for survivors with trauma injuries. The shipments of lifesaving aid, leaving from our warehouses in Stamford, CT and Amsterdam, The Netherlands today, are bound for Miami where they will be consolidated before continuing on to Haiti.

AmeriCares is working with partner organizations to distribute the medicines and supplies to hospitals and health clinics in the affected areas. The AmeriCares relief workers will oversee the aid distribution and assess the health care needs in preparation for additional deliveries of critical medicines and medical supplies in the days, weeks and months ahead.

"Today's shipments are just the beginning of what we anticipate will be a long-term relief effort to help survivors of this catastrophic disaster," said AmeriCares President & CEO Curt Welling. "AmeriCares has been working in Haiti for more than 25 years, and we are committed to the recovery efforts in the days, weeks, months and years to come."

AmeriCares, a global health and disaster relief organization, has been providing humanitarian aid to Haiti since 1984, partnering with local health care organizations throughout the country. We've delivered more that $145 million worth of medical aid and humanitarian relief to Haiti. AmeriCares helps partners serve more patients and avoid running out of basic medicines and medical supplies with regular shipments throughout the year.

For over 25 years, AmeriCares has responded with emergency relief and lifesaving aid to catastrophic disasters around the world that have affected millions of families: from floods in India, the Tsunami in Southeast Asia, to earthquakes in China and Peru, and deadly cholera outbreaks in Zimbabwe.