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 1982, AmeriCares has delivered more than $11 billion in aid to help people in 164 countries.
More than 97% of our overall expenses support our programs. 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.