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Stamford, Conn. – May 8, 2013 – AmeriCares has launched a new website that features dozens of customized Google Maps to illustrate the organization’s work worldwide. The global health and disaster relief organization delivers more than 3,000 shipments of medicine, medical supplies and aid annually to health care providers working in more than 90 countries.
The mapping tool allows users to see the location of each shipment and the purpose of the delivery, along with information about emergencies, health programs and other humanitarian assistance around the world. The shipment details explain whether aid was sent in response to an emergency, as part of AmeriCares on-going medical deliveries to a partner hospital or clinic or donated to a medical team volunteering to provide primary care services and surgeries for people in need.
“The more visually engaging we can make the web site for visitors, the more real our work becomes,” said AmeriCares Web Director Ted Davis. “We want them to experience what we do every day, not just read about it – the mapping tool is the next best thing to going on the plane.”
Shipment details are updated daily, giving visitors to the site near real-time information about aid deliveries worldwide. The interactive website also allows visitors to meet members of the AmeriCares staff and see the direct impact of aid deliveries to those in need through videos and images. The site has been optimized for mobile and tablet use.
Through its user-friendly platform, the website will continue to share dynamic stories about the organization’s work overseas and in the U.S. where AmeriCares supports health clinics serving the poor and uninsured.