Stamford, Conn. – Nov. 12, 2012 – The AmeriCares mobile clinic is in the Rockaways this week, allowing an important medical clinic to continue treating storm victims despite flood damage. Staff of the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center, 6200 Beach Channel Drive, in the Arverne section of the Rockaways, is treating patients in the mobile clinic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until the facility reopens. Fourteen of the clinic’s exam rooms were flooded by Hurricane Sandy and the clinic staff is using the AmeriCares mobile clinic to treat patients until the damage can be repaired. The federally qualified health center provides primary health care services to children and adults.
AmeriCares Mobile Clinic
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Date: Starting Monday, Nov. 12, 2012
Place: Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center, 6200 Beach Channel Drive, Arverne, NY
AmeriCares relief workers have been working nonstop since the hurricane, supplying shelters and aid distribution centers with medical aid, family emergency kits, bottled water, blankets, first aid kits, flashlights and cleaning supplies. The humanitarian aid organization has already delivered more than 30 aid shipments for Sandy survivors in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and more deliveries are planned in the coming weeks. AmeriCares is also partnering with World Cares Center to help clean storm debris from damaged homes in the New York area. More than 200 volunteers participated in the launch of “Operation Muck-Out” yesterday in the Rockaways, helping homeowners remove water-damaged drywall, furnishings and appliances from flooded homes.