AmeriCares and AMA Launch Program to Help Low-Income Americans Prevent Diabetes
AmeriCares and the American Medical Association (AMA) are introducing a targeted health care program designed to help low-income and uninsured Americans delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Seven free and charitable clinics have been chosen to launch the Initiative.
AmeriCares Airlift Benefit Raises a Record $2 Million
Stamford, Conn. – Sept. 23, 2014 – The AmeriCares Airlift Benefit on September 20, 2014, raised a record $2 million for the emergency response and global health organization. Longtime AmeriCares supporter Tony Goldwyn was the special guest, and featured speakers Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Providing Temporary Shelter for Texas Border Crisis
Working with a local partner on the Texas border, AmeriCares has provided a new, air-conditioned tent to ensure that migrant families fleeing violence in Central America have a safe place to sleep and receive care before they continue on their journey.
AmeriCares Sends Relief Supplies for Detroit Flooding
Stamford, Conn. –Aug. 14, 2014 – AmeriCares is delivering relief supplies to help clean up homes damaged by historic flooding in the Detroit metropolitan area.
Water Delivery Resupplies Food Bank after Toledo Water Ban
AmeriCares and Nestlé Waters North America delivered three truckloads of bottled water to the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank after toxins found in the city’s water supply led to a weekend-long water ban that affected 500,000 Ohio and Michigan residents.
OdysseyRe Foundation Donates $2 Million to AmeriCares
Stamford, Conn. – August 7, 2014 – The OdysseyRe Foundation has committed $2 million over the next five years to support AmeriCares disaster response work and the AmeriCares Free Clinics in Connecticut.
Florida Man Finds Health Care During Tough Economic Times
A Florida man discovers he doesn’t have to lose his health care during hard economic times - one of 5 million Americans who benefit from AmeriCares support for more than 600 U.S. safety net providers.
Kristof and WuDunn to Speak at AmeriCares Airlift Benefit
Stamford, Conn. – July 14, 2014 – Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn will be the guest speakers at the AmeriCares Airlift Benefit on September 20, 2014.
Loss of Health Insurance Can Have Devastating Consequences
After losing health insurance, Ohio couple finds quality health care through an AmeriCares safety net clinic partner – one of more than 1400 across the US.
AmeriCares Ready to Respond to Hurricane Arthur
As Hurricane Arthur moves up the East Coast, AmeriCares emergency response experts are closely monitoring the storm – the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season – and preparing to respond if needed.
AmeriCares Sends Water to Detroit
Stamford, Conn. – July 3, 2014 – AmeriCares is delivering bottled water for families in Detroit whose homes are without a water supply.
Advance Preparation Crucial to Quick, Effective Hurricane Response
Hurricane season has begun amid forecasts of above average storm activity for 2014. AmeriCares is ready in advance long before a hurricane strikes – so that crucial medicines and relief supplies are in the hands of response partners and survivors as quickly as possible
AmeriCares Honors BD with Power of Partnership Award
Stamford, Conn. – June 2, 2014 – AmeriCares has presented its annual Power of Partnership Award to BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) in recognition of the company’s outstanding commitment to helping disaster survivors and improving health in the developing world.
AmeriCares Helps Mississippi Clinic Destroyed by Tornado
Stamford, Conn. – May 23, 2014 – AmeriCares is helping a Mississippi health care center leveled by the April 28 tornado remain open, ensuring access to care for the 3,200 low-income patients who rely on its services.
Uninsured Patients to Receive $3.5 Million in Respiratory Medicines
Stamford, Conn. – May 22, 2014 – AmeriCares is providing a record quantity of medicines to help low-income and uninsured patients across the United States breathe easier during National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.
Helping Uninsured Patients Breathe Easier
To help low income and uninsured patients breathe easier and avoid unnecessary trips to the hospital, AmeriCares is providing a record quantity of respiratory medicines to hundreds of clinics and community health centers across the United States in 2014.
One Year Later: Nearly $3.7 Million in Oklahoma Tornado Aid
One year after the Moore, Oklahoma tornado, AmeriCares has provided nearly $3.7 million in aid to help meet the immediate and long term health needs of survivors.
U.S. Disaster Relief: New Aid for Tornado Survivors
In the weeks since an outbreak of powerful tornadoes and severe weather devastated the Midwest and South, AmeriCares has provided more than $333,124 in aid which includes more than $318,024 in medicines, water and relief supplies to support partners in Arkansas, Florida and Kansas and $15,100 to restore access to health services in Arkansas and Mississippi. More aid is underway.
AmeriCares Hosts New York Movie Screening
Stamford, Conn. – May 5, 2014 – AmeriCares will host an advance screening of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm,” on Tuesday, May 13, to benefit the humanitarian aid organization’s programs in India. An Evening for AmeriCares India will be held at 6 p.m. at the AMC Theater, West 84th and Broadway in New York City.
AmeriCares Sends Medical Aid for Arkansas Tornado Survivors
Stamford, Conn. – May 1, 2014 – AmeriCares is rushing an emergency shipment of medical aid to an Arkansas clinic treating tornado survivors.
AmeriCares and Nestlé Waters Help Tornado Survivors
Stamford, Conn. – April 30, 2014 – AmeriCares and Nestlé Waters North America are delivering two truckloads of bottled water for tornado survivors in Arkansas.
AmeriCares and Boehringer Ingelheim Launch New Program for Uninsured Americans
Stamford, Conn. – April 29, 2014 – AmeriCares and the Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation are launching a new program that will provide a free supply of medication to more than 3,000 eligible uninsured Americans.
AmeriCares Deploys Emergency Response Team to Arkansas
Stamford, Conn. – April 28, 2014 – AmeriCares is deploying an emergency response team to Arkansas to coordinate deliveries of medical aid and relief supplies for survivors of the deadly tornadoes that struck the South and Midwest last night.
GE Foundation Awards $2.1 Million to Expand U.S. Aid Deliveries
Stamford, Conn. – April 24, 2014 – The GE Foundation has awarded AmeriCares $2.1 million to increase aid deliveries to free clinics over the next three years – expanding both the quantity and quality of medicines for uninsured and underinsured Americans.
Our VOLUNTEERS: A Lifeline to Better Health
National Volunteer Week shines a well-deserved spotlight on the crucial work of the dedicated volunteers at AmeriCares.
Students Assemble Emergency Kits for AmeriCares
Stamford, Conn. – April 4, 2014 – In an ongoing partnership with AmeriCares, New Canaan Country School students and teachers gathered as a community on April 3 for a “kitting” event, assembling family hygiene kits which will replenish stocks used during Typhoon Haiyan and other recent emergencies.
Medical Directors Named for Stamford Clinic
Stamford, Conn. – March 24, 2014 – AmeriCares is pleased to announce Alfred Wolfsohn, MD, and Robert Shapiro, MD, have been named co-medical directors of the new AmeriCares Free Clinic of Stamford. Medical directors serve as advocates in the local community, provide guidance on clinic policies and procedures and assist with the recruitment of volunteer physicians.
AmeriCares Equips Maternity Unit in Oklahoma
Stamford, Conn. – March 17, 2014 – AmeriCares is outfitting the Women’s and Children’s Pavilion at the HealthPlex hospital in Norman, Okla., with new medical equipment to help meet the increase in demand for maternity care since the May tornadoes destroyed a neighboring hospital.
U.S. Medical Aid: $17 Million in Cardiac Medicines for U.S. Patients
In recognition of American Heart Month, AmeriCares is providing $17 million in cardiovascular medicines for low-income patients in the United States suffering from hypertension and high cholesterol.
AmeriCares Donates $17 Million in Cardiac Medicines for U.S. Patients
Stamford, Conn. – Feb. 24, 2014 – AmeriCares is providing $17 million in cardiovascular medicines for low-income patients in the United States suffering from hypertension and high cholesterol in recognition of American Heart Month.
AmeriCares Helps Americans with Thyroid Disease During Thyroid Awareness Month
Stamford, Conn. – Jan. 28, 2014 – AmeriCares is helping thousands of low-income patients in the United States with thyroid disease by providing the equivalent of one month of medication for 15,000 patients with underactive thyroid function.
AmeriCares Sends Relief Supplies to West Virginia
Stamford, Conn. – Jan. 16, 2014 – AmeriCares is sending Family Emergency Kits to West Virginia to help residents affected by the recent chemical spill.
AmeriCares Celebrates Stamford Mobile Clinic Opening
Stamford, Conn. – Jan. 9, 2014 – AmeriCares celebrated the opening of its fourth free clinic for the uninsured with a ribbon cutting ceremony today at the aid organization’s headquarters.
New Free Clinic of Stamford Puts Health Within Reach for Neighbors in Need
AmeriCares new Stamford, Connecticut free clinic has begun treating patients aboard a 40-foot mobile clinic with two exam rooms. The mobile clinic is expected to provide 1,200 patient visits and $900,000 in free medical services in its first year.
Michael J. Nyenhuis Named AmeriCares CEO
Stamford, Conn. – Jan. 6, 2014 – Michael J. Nyenhuis will succeed Curt Welling as President and Chief Executive Officer of AmeriCares on January 27.