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Lifesaving Help Reaches Families Here at Home and Around the World
AmeriCares achieved a milestone with a recent shipment to Honduras, bringing the total value of aid delivered in the past 12 months to $1 billion. The shipment to Honduras includes nearly $7 million worth of medicines for patients with dangerous infections, heart problems, diabetes, respiratory problems and other ailments. Reaching the $1 billion aid mark is an extraordinary feat given the challenging economy.
“The only things that haven’t slowed in this economy are the medical needs of people in crisis, product donations and our ability to ship those products to where they are needed most,” said AmeriCares President and CEO Curt Welling. “We have all felt the impact of the current economic situation, but it is in times like these that our deliveries of medicines are needed even more to help restore health and save lives.”
Over the past 12 months, AmeriCares delivered aid to 94 countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. This included 470 shipments to health care clinics serving the uninsured and underinsured in over 35 states throughout the U.S. and 417 shipments in response to emergencies, such as the recent Swine Flu outbreak and ongoing medical assistance to hospitals, clinics and community health programs around the world.
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