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Stamford, Conn. – Oct. 10, 2012 – U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman honored AmeriCares today for its outstanding commitment to helping people in need. The senator toured the global health and disaster relief organization’s global headquarters and warehouse in Stamford before proclaiming the organization one of “Joe’s Heroes” – an honor he has bestowed on Connecticut residents, schools and organizations throughout his career. AmeriCares officials also gave Senator Lieberman, who was accompanied by his wife Hadassah, a brief update on AmeriCares activities worldwide including medical aid deliveries for Syrian refugees, post-earthquake relief efforts in Haiti and its work with the uninsured at clinics in Bridgeport, Norwalk and Danbury, Connecticut.
“AmeriCares so brilliantly expresses the best of American values,” Senator Lieberman told employees gathered for the occasion. “You do great work around the world – probably some of the best work that anyone does to give America a good name – because at our best this is what we’re all about.”
Since its founding 30 years ago, AmeriCares has delivered more than $10 billion in aid to 164 countries, including the United States, in response to catastrophic natural disasters, civil conflict and crushing poverty. In Connecticut, AmeriCares operates three AmeriCares Free Clinics that provide high-quality health care for low-income area residents without health insurance.