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Stamford, Conn. – Dec. 20, 2012 – Actavis, which has U.S. headquarters in Morristown, NJ and was recently acquired by Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has donated $200,000 worth of medicines to help Hurricane Sandy victims in New York and New Jersey. AmeriCares delivered antibiotics, pediatric medicines and other Actavis products to health care providers assisting families impacted by the storm within days of the disaster.
“Actavis responded swiftly and generously to meet the medical needs of storm victims,” said Geoff Kneisel, AmeriCares vice president of corporate relations. “The company’s donations were an amazing help, and were immediately delivered to health care providers and first responders in the most devastated areas.”
AmeriCares relief workers have been working nonstop since Sandy struck, providing $2.3 million in aid benefitting nearly 300,000 storm victims in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. To date, AmeriCares has delivered 110 aid shipments for affected families in the hardest hit communities and awarded over $750,000 in grants to health clinics and partner organizations helping storm victims. The humanitarian aid organization also deployed its 40-foot mobile clinic to New York City to assist health care facilities unable to treat patients because of storm damage and power outages.
Actavis has partnered with AmeriCares for more than 20 years, donating more than $170 million in aid to 83 countries.