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Stamford, Conn. – Nov. 16, 2012 –Design Within Reach, a Stamford-based retailer of modern furniture and accessories, has donated $25,000 to AmeriCares to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. Sandy was the worst storm on the East Coast in decades, killing 120 people in the greater New York area and leaving hundreds of thousands without power.
AmeriCares relief workers have been working nonstop in the most devastated areas along the East Coast, supplying shelters and aid distribution centers with family emergency kits, bottled water, blankets, first aid kits, flashlights and cleaning supplies. AmeriCares also deployed a 40-foot mobile clinic to the hardest hit areas of New York City, offering storm victims free flu shots, tetanus vaccines and medical care.
“As we deliver crucial aid to those in need, we cannot overstate the importance of the help from Design Within Reach,” said Diana Maguire, AmeriCares Vice President of Institutional Relations. “With its assistance, we can help more families that have been deeply affected by the storm.”
AmeriCares has delivered medical relief and humanitarian assistance to millions affected by natural and man-made disasters worldwide for 30 years. In the past year alone, AmeriCares responded to several emergencies in the U.S., including Hurricane Isaac in Mississippi and Louisiana, tornadoes in Kentucky and Indiana and wildfires in Colorado. In 2011, in response to one of the worst tornado seasons in decades, AmeriCares delivered nearly $3 million in aid for disaster survivors all across the country.
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