Media & Press
Our disaster relief and global health experts can give you the insights and information you need to deliver timely, accurate news about major humanitarian crises all over the globe.
If you have media inquiries and interview requests, please contact Donna Porstner.
Contacts for Expertise
The following are contacts in emergency response, medical aid, disaster preparedness, infectious disease, medicine in developing countries and more. Click on a listing below to learn more about each expert.
Media Advisory Committee
Our Media Advisory Committee of media professionals generously volunteer their time to provide AmeriCares with ongoing review and recommendations to help the organization effectively advocate on behalf of its mission to help more people around the world live longer, healthier lives.
Keith McAllister, Chair
Wall Street Journal Digital Network
Editor at Large
Mindshare North America
Chief Content Strategist
Director, School of Media and Public Affairs
George Washington University
Writer-at-Large, Daily Beast
Former Editor, Newsweek
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- Warehouse and Headquarters (Coming Soon)
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- Global Health (Coming Soon)
Reports & Resources
All about Americares
What is Americares?
Americares saves lives and builds healthier futures for people in crisis in the United States and around the world. Since it was established in 1979, Americares has distributed more than $12 billion in humanitarian aid to 164 countries.
What does Americares do?
We deliver medical aid and support ongoing health programs, such as bringing nutritional supplements to hungry children or providing crucial aid to fight deadly cholera. In the United States, we supply aid to more than 800 clinics serving the uninsured or underinsured and operate four free clinics in Connecticut. During emergencies, our teams are among the first to respond with medicines and medical assistance. After major disasters, Americares stays to help rebuild communities and restore health services.
How is Americares funded?
We are privately funded through the generosity of financial donors, and also receive vital in-kind support from pharmaceutical and health care companies.
How can I help?
Take action to improve health and save lives today. Americares relies on your support to help others.
Donate now through our website, americares.org, or send a contribution to:
88 Hamilton Avenue
Stamford, CT 06902
We also rely on the assistance of a wonderful team of volunteers at our Connecticut headquarters and free clinics (we cannot accept volunteers for relief work in the field).
Where does Americares work?
We work in dozens of countries around the world, improving health care in areas of desperate need. We also help those without access to health care here at home. Americares has offices in El Salvador, India, Nepal, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and the Philippines in addition to our global headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut.
What sets Americares apart?
We are an efficient, accountable and highly respected, health-focused global aid and development organization. We earn top marks for transparency from nonprofit rating site Charity Navigator and receive donations from many of the largest and most respected health care organizations in the world. Because we use contributions in tandem with high-value donated pharmaceuticals, each donation gets leveraged many times over. For every $10 donated we can provide $200 in aid. More than 97 percent of our expenses support local health programs..
What employment opportunities are available?
Please visit americares.org/jobs for information about career and internship opportunities with Americares.
Who should members of the press contact?
Members of the press with inquiries should contact Communications Manager Donna Porstner at 203.658.9579 or [email protected]