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With at least five health clinics devastated by flooding due to Hurricane Ike, AmeriCares Mobile Medical Clinic and crew are committed to remaining in the Galveston-Houston region of Texas for at least a month, if not longer. Relief supplies and emergency response specialists have been sent to the hardest hit areas.
Having sustained severe damage, it is anticipated that much of the Houston-Galveston area will be without power for some time. AmeriCares Mobile Medical Clinic runs on an independent power generator and is stocked 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.
“The need for assistance and support is great as residents in the affected region return home,” said Curt Welling, president and CEO of AmeriCares. “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 continues to partner with Nestlé Waters to supply safe drinking water; and several truckloads of bottles have been delivered in Texas, Louisiana and other areas impacted by Hurricane Ike and other recent storms.
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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