Program expansion to benefit thousands without health insurance
STAMFORD, Conn., July 30, 2013 /3BL Media /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - AmeriCares is opening a free clinic in Stamford to serve thousands of low-income residents without health insurance. When it debuts this fall, the AmeriCares clinic will be the only free clinic in Stamford where 20 percent of the population is uninsured and Stamford Hospital has the second highest rate of uncompensated care in the state.
STAMFORD, Conn., June 3, 2013 / 3BL Media/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares has presented its annual Power of Partnership Award to Merck & Co. Inc. in recognition of the company's outstanding commitment to helping disaster survivors and improving health in the developing world. Merck is one of AmeriCares most committed donors, providing both products and financial support for the global health and disaster relief organization's aid programs.
AmeriCares, Save the Children, United Methodist Committee on Relief and Church World Service—these are some of the organizations that will receive funds through the Global Impact Disaster Relief Fund to help victims of the Oklahoma tornado, which rendered five counties in that state Federal disaster areas.
This is the kind of information that Global Impact's new website, Charity. Org, makes available to the public in a clean, streamlined website format.
Medicines will help uninsured and underinsured patients nationwide
STAMFORD, Conn., May 28, 2013 /3BL Media/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares is providing a record quantity of respiratory medicines to help low-income and uninsured patients across the United States breathe easier during National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Pharmaceutical companies donated more than $2.4 million in prescription medicines – enough to fill about 25,000 prescriptions – for the effort.
STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares is rushing to deliver 8,000 more doses of influenza vaccine to free clinics and community health programs to stem the continuing flu epidemic. Widespread flu activity was reported last week in 42 states with seniors at the greatest risk, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While the number of flu cases is starting to decline along the East Coast, cases continue to increase in the West.
MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 22, 2013 / 3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners, today announced that the Company, its supplier partners and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation have fulfilled its commitment to contribute more than $1 million in financial donations and essential health care supplies to 11 relief organizations serving communities affected by Hurricane Sandy, which struck areas of the Northeastern United States on October 29.
Volunteers from Deloitte's Stamford office assembled Family Emergency Kits for Hurricane Sandy victims at AmeriCares warehouse recently. Twenty professionals participated in the effort, filling tote bags with soap, shampoo and other personal care items. AmeriCares plans to distribute the kits to families in Brooklyn and Queens, N.Y., displaced by the storm. The Stamford-based disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization has coordinated more than 100 aid deliveries for Sandy victims in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut since the Oct. 29 storm.
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 6, 2012 /3BL Media/PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, announced today that it is pledging up to $500,000, including $250,000 in cash and up to $250,000 in product donations, to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. BD's cash commitment will be shared among the American Red Cross, the United Way, and several other nongovernmental humanitarian relief organizations with which BD regularly partners.
STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 16, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medicines and water purification supplies from AmeriCares have arrived in Mali, where they will help tens of thousands of people suffering from an escalating food crisis and a recent cholera outbreak. AmeriCares sent medical aid for 15,000 patients, as well as enough P&G water purification packets (formerly known as PUR packets) to provide clean water for 25,000 people.