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AmeriCares Names Peterson to Lead Global Health Programs

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Stamford, Conn. – March 2, 2015 – AmeriCares, the Stamford-based emergency response and global health organization, has welcomed Dr. E. Anne Peterson, MD, MPH, as its new senior vice president of global programs.


Cardiovascular Medicine Headed to U.S. Clinics

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Stamford, Conn. – Feb. 26, 2015 – AmeriCares is supplying medication for 60,000 uninsured Americans suffering from cardiovascular disease in recognition of American Heart Month. The medications, valued at $3.5 million, are headed to free clinics and other safety net providers nationwide participating in AmeriCares U.S. Medical Assistance Program.


Donated Heart Medicine is a Lifesaver for Low-Income U.S. Patients

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Two uninsured patients with cardiovascular disease find relief from serious health worries at safety net clinics providing free medicine, including medications donated by AmeriCares.


Jennifer’s Story: Getting Her Life Back

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A 37-year-old woman faces a life-threatening situation and finds a pathway to a new, healthy life with the help of the Greenville Free Medical Clinic and AmeriCares.


AmeriCares and AMA Launch Program to Help Low-Income Americans Prevent Diabetes

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Stamford, Conn. – July 3, 2014 – AmeriCares is delivering bottled water for families in Detroit whose homes are without a water supply.


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.


Advance Preparation Crucial to Quick, Effective Hurricane Response

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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 Helps Mississippi Clinic Destroyed by Tornado

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.