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Stamford, Conn. – January 8, 2013 – WellSpring Pharmaceutical Corporation recently donated $25,000 worth of medicines to AmeriCares to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. The company, which has its U.S. headquarters in Sarasota, Florida, donated 9,000 bottles of Gelusil® antacid/anti-gas tablets to relieve heartburn and sour stomach problems that often arise during times of intense stress, such as that experienced by people in the wake of a major storm. In addition to helping Sandy victims in New York and New Jersey, the WellSpring donation supported 40 health clinics in the United States serving the poor and uninsured.
“We are deeply grateful for the assistance of WellSpring Pharmaceutical Corporation in the aftermath of the hurricane,” said Geoff Kneisel, AmeriCares vice president of corporate relations. “The donation is helping both Americans deeply impacted by Sandy and uninsured patients struggling to afford health care.”
AmeriCares relief workers have been working nonstop since Sandy struck, providing $2.5 million in aid benefitting 300,000 storm victims in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. To date, AmeriCares has delivered 113 aid shipments for affected families in the hardest hit communities and awarded more than $780,000 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.