And the people in the Carolinas
really need your help.
Don't wait for the next disaster
Americares saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster so they can reach their full potential.
Every day, somewhere in the world, our neighbors face hurricanes, floods, disease outbreaks, civil conflict, earthquakes, extreme poverty and other crises. Their need for health care has never been greater. Read the stories of lives saved and communities healed.
Americares is responding to Hurricane Florence, a dangerous storm that brought a life-threatening storm surge, massive inland rainfall and catastrophic flooding. A response team is on the ground, and the organization is working to meet the immediate health needs of the affected communities.
A Personal Perspective
Read the latest blog post from Michael J. Nyenhuis, President & CEO for a unique view of our work. This week: "Where I Find the Good"
One year after a series of catastrophic hurricanes battered the southern United States and the Caribbean, Americares is launching a national disaster preparedness campaign to raise awareness and critical funding to help communities stay safe and recover faster.
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Our donors and partners help our health programs, medicines and supplies reach our neighbors in need in more than 90 countries and all 50 states in the U.S. each year. Read & share the stories.
The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season produced Harvey, Irma, and Maria, leaving death and destruction on an epic scale. Americares responded to all three.
Americares is responding to the 6.9-magnitude earthquake that struck the Indonesian island of Lombok on August 5, toppling buildings, destroying roads and sending powerful aftershocks throughout the island.
"I think maternal mortality is everybody’s business,” explained Magdalene, when discussing who should be targeted in community education efforts in her home county of Grand Bassa, Liberia.
For people affected by poverty or disaster, health is essential to a better future. With good health, they can attend school, be productive at work, care for their families and contribute to strong communities. Poor health puts all of those opportunities at risk. Health is fundamental to all aspects of development.
Since our founding in 1979, Americares has delivered more than $15 billion in quality medical aid and innovative health programs to 164 countries, including the U.S.