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AmeriCares Sending $5 Million in Medical Aid to Haiti

  • January 14, 2010

Initial shipments leaving Connecticut and Amsterdam warehouses today

Stamford, CT – AmeriCares is delivering $5 million worth of medical aid and a team of relief workers are en route to help earthquake survivors in Haiti.

AmeriCares is sending antibiotics, pain relievers, bandages and medical supplies for survivors with trauma injuries. The shipments of lifesaving aid, leaving from our warehouses in Stamford, CT and Amsterdam, The Netherlands today, are bound for Miami where they will be consolidated before continuing on to Haiti. 

AmeriCares is working with partner organizations to distribute the medicines and supplies to hospitals and health clinics in the affected areas. The AmeriCares relief workers will oversee the aid distribution and assess the health care needs in preparation for additional deliveries of critical medicines and medical supplies in the days, weeks and months ahead.

“Today’s shipments are just the beginning of what we anticipate will be a long-term relief effort to help survivors of this catastrophic disaster,” said AmeriCares President & CEO Curt Welling.  “AmeriCares has been working in Haiti for more than 25 years, and we are committed to the recovery efforts in the days, weeks, months and years to come.”

AmeriCares, a global health and disaster relief organization, has provided emergency relief and lifesaving aid to millions of people around the world since 1982. AmeriCares has been working in Haiti since 1984, delivering $145 million in aid to the country to date. Click here to donate to the Haiti relief effort >


About AmeriCares
AmeriCares is a nonprofit international disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization, which delivers medicines, medical supplies and aid to people in crisis around the world.  Since it was established in 1979, AmeriCares has distributed more than $12 billion in humanitarian aid to 142 countries.  For more information, log onto

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