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Tetanus Vaccine, Insulin, Coolers, and Water Arrive in Disaster Zone
As the massive cleanup effort in Joplin begins, AmeriCares continues to send help to the survivors of the deadly May 22 tornado.Within hours of our emergency response expert’s arrival on the scene, we began a series of targeted shipments of chronic care cardiovascular and asthma medications, antibiotics and supplies to address the shattered city’s most urgent needs.
More critical help arrived over the Memorial Day holiday, and new shipments are underway:
Photo courtesy of Debbi Morello.Tetanus vaccine distribution at mobile triage unit in Joplin.On her second trip to Joplin, response expert, Jessica Ginger also met with department of health officials to discuss longer-term health care needs as the city recovers and rebuilds its heavily damaged hospital.$1.2 Million to Help Survivors in a Deadly Tornado YearThe devastating EF-5 tornado that claimed more than 130 lives in Joplin injured more than 750 people, and left thousands displaced is the latest in a series of U.S. tornado disasters. AmeriCares has sent more than $1.2 million in medical and humanitarian aid to six states, with efforts concentrated in the hardest-hit areas of Joplin, Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, AL, Smithville, MS, and Sanford, NC.Read MoreDonate Now