Northrop Grumman has a long history of partnership with Americares, providing us with critical support following Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar in 2008, the Haiti earthquake in 2010, the Oklahoma tornados in 2013 and many other crises.
Building on the commitment of the company and its employees to Americares relief work, Northrop Grumman has joined AmeriCares Emergency Response Partner (AERP) Program. “We are very pleased to be able to build upon our established partnership with Americares by joining the AERP program,” said Carleen Beste, Director of Global Corporate Citizenship for Northrop Grumman. “Supporting Americares’ ability to prepare for and respond swiftly and effectively to disaster events around the world is critical in getting supplies and resources to those most in need.”
Northrop Grumman’s support of the AERP Program enables Americares to build our emergency response capability in advance of disaster events and respond immediately to crises worldwide. Americares, for example, had an emergency response team on the ground in Kathmandu within 48 hours of the Nepal earthquake in April 2015 and immediately began readying shipments of medicines and other relief aid to distribute to survivors.
Americares is able to respond rapidly to global disasters because of the committed support of our AERPs. This program enables our emergency response team to monitor potential crises, conduct in-country assessments following disasters in coordination with local partners and government agencies, pre-position medicines and relief aid in disaster-prone regions, and maintain emergency pharmacy inventory at our headquarters, regional warehouse and distribution hubs. Northrop Grumman’s role as an AERP makes the company a participant in every disaster response Americares launches.
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