In hard-hit Breezy Point, a Queens, NY community decimated by floods and fire, there is an urgent need for medical services—especially for first responders, recovery workers and clean-up crews assisting the community, as well as residents injured while clearing debris from their damaged homes. On November 7, as a nor’easter began to strike the area, we delivered a shipment of emergency medical aid to help support the needs of the Rockaway Point Volunteer Emergency Services team.
Since it was established in 1979, AmeriCares has delivered more than $12 billion in humanitarian aid to 164 countries, including the United States.
More than 97 percent of all donations directly improve the health of people in need. Because we deliver donated medical and humanitarian aid to a trusted network of health care partners around the world, we multiply the impact of contributions from our supporters many, many times over.