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AmeriCares Sends Help to Hurricane Ike Survivors

  • September 14, 2008

In the wake of Hurricane Ike’s landfall in the Galveston-Houston region, AmeriCares is sending relief supplies and emergency response specialists to the hardest hit areas. We’re also providing additional funding for health care organizations serving those impacted by the violent storm.

Bound for Texas today, staff and volunteers loaded a Mobile Medical Clinic with essential medicines and medical supplies. The Clinic will provide medical services to returning evacuees, many of whom are in need of chronic care medications and immediate aid.

“Even as Texas officials issued urgent warnings about Hurricane Ike, AmeriCares began working to ensure that critical medical supplies will be available in the recovery effort,” said Curt Welling, president and CEO of AmeriCares. “The need for assistance and support is great. We will remain in Texas as long as is necessary to support the individuals and families affected by Hurricane Ike.”

In addition to the Mobile Medical Clinic, AmeriCares emergency response and clinical staff are on their way to Texas to assess community needs and determine priorities for future assistance.

AmeriCares will continue to provide updated information on the support we are providing to the survivors of Hurricane Ike in Galveston, Houston and the entire Gulf Coast.

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