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.
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.
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 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.
Baylis Joins AmeriCares Board of Directors
Stamford, Conn. – Dec. 19, 2013 – AmeriCares is pleased to announce Robert M. Baylis has been elected to its Board of Directors.
AmeriCares Delivers 60,000 Flu Shots to U.S. Clinics
Stamford, Conn. – Dec. 18, 2013 – AmeriCares is delivering 60,000 doses of flu vaccine to help protect low-income and uninsured Americans from the flu this winter.
Health and Hope Restored for Louisiana Mom
AmeriCares donated $2 million in cardiovascular medication and equipment to U.S. clinic partners during American Heart Month equipment to its U.S. partner clinics. These donations put health within reach for patients across the country.
AmeriCares Names Stamford Clinic Director
Stamford, Conn. – Dec. 6, 2013 – AmeriCares Free Clinics has tapped Muguette Maignan, RN, of Stamford to oversee its new Stamford free clinic.
AmeriCares Delivers Vaccines for Tornado Survivors in Illinois
Stamford, Conn. – Nov. 26, 2013 – AmeriCares is delivering 300 doses of Tdap vaccine to help protect tornado survivors and volunteers clearing debris in Massac and Tazewell counties.
Medical Aid Helps Georgia Free Clinic
Through AmeriCares partnership, the Rocksprings Clinic in Georgia provides quality care to uninsured and underserved patients from the area by providing medications and a variety of patient assistance programs.
Sandy Survivor Swims for Relief
A Hurricane Sandy survivor describes her experience swimming alongside Diana Nyad at Nyad Swim for Relief, a 48-hour swim to benefit the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Relief Program.
One Year After Sandy, the Struggle Continues
One year after Hurricane Sandy struck, AmeriCares has provided more than $6.5 million in assistance for Sandy survivors and we continue to help.
AmeriCares Continues to Aid Sandy Survivors One Year Later
Stamford, Conn. – Oct. 28, 2013 – One year after Superstorm Sandy battered the East Coast with its hurricane-strength winds and massive storm surges, AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Relief Program continues to meet the medical and mental health needs of survivors.
Unmet Needs Remain for Sandy Survivors with Disabilities
AmeriCares has worked with 16 organizations that are helping Sandy survivors with physical disabilities or impairments -- part of $3 million in Sandy recovery funding to date.
Nyad Swim Supports Sandy Recovery in Rockaways and Staten Island
Stamford, Conn. – Oct. 24, 2013 – Proceeds from famed endurance swimmer Diana Nyad’s 48-hour swim marathon will fund art therapy and health counseling for Hurricane Sandy survivors in two of New York City’s hardest hit neighborhoods.
Healthy Meals Delivered to Sandy Survivors’ Doorsteps
Stamford, Conn. – Oct. 21, 2013 – An organization providing healthy meals to Sandy survivors in the Rockaways is more than doubling the number of meals served with support from AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Relief Program.
Diana Nyad Finishes 48-Hour Swim for Sandy Survivors
Famed long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad finished her 48-hour swim marathon in New York, raising money to help Hurricane Sandy survivors via AmeriCares Sandy recovery efforts. The Nyad Swim for Relief follows her record-breaking swim in September from Cuba to Florida.
Diana Nyad Finishes 48-Hour Swim for Sandy Survivors
New York, N.Y. – Oct. 10, 2013 – Famed long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad finished her 48-hour swim marathon in New York City’s Herald Square shortly before 9 a.m. this morning with fans and Hurricane Sandy survivors cheering her on.
Helping the Youngest Sandy Survivors Heal
AmeriCares has funded $1.3 million in programs to meet the mental health and case management needs of children and adult survivors of Hurricane Sandy.
Sandy Recovery Continues: Over $625,000 in New Funding
To help meet crucial needs gaps in health care access, mental health services and housing, AmeriCares has awarded over $625,000 in new funding to support programs for survivors in disaster-stricken communities in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Emergency Aid Deliveries Arrive for Colorado Flood Survivors
AmeriCares disaster relief team is on the ground in flood-struck communities in Colorado mobilizing a response. New shipments are now underway, including water, emergency kits and relief supplies to meet the urgent needs of ill, injured and displaced survivors
Extreme Athlete Diana Nyad Plans 48-Hour Continuous Swim to Help Victims of Hurricane Sandy
NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013 – Fresh off her record-breaking swim from Cuba to Florida, long-distance swim legend Diana Nyad today announced a 48-hour continuous "Swim for Relief” to take place in New York City’s Herald Square on Oct. 8 ‒ 10, 2013 in support of Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.
AmeriCares Delivering Relief Supplies to Colorado
Stamford, Conn. – Sept. 20, 2013 – AmeriCares is delivering relief supplies to assist families affected by the record flooding in Colorado.
Emergency Aid Delivery Mobilized for Colorado Flood Survivors
AmeriCares disaster relief team is on the ground in flood-struck communities in Colorado mobilizing a response. New shipments are now underway, including water, emergency kits and relief supplies to meet the urgent needs of ill, injured and displaced survivors.
AmeriCares Partners with BCFS Health and Human Services to Pre-Position Relief Supplies for Texans with Disabilities
Stamford, Conn. – Sept. 19, 2013 – AmeriCares and BCFS Health and Human Services’ Emergency Management Division (BCFS EMD) have pre-positioned equipment and relief supplies for Texans with disabilities displaced by disasters.
Supporting Free Clinics Means Better Health for the Uninsured
The Eunice Community Health Center provides critical health care for the uninsured, one of more than 600 safety net partners supported by AmeriCares with donated medicine, supplies and other services.
AmeriCares Deploys Emergency Response Expert to Colorado
Stamford, Conn. – Sept. 17, 2013 – AmeriCares has deployed an emergency response expert to Colorado to assess needs and coordinate deliveries of medicines and relief supplies for flood survivors.
Colorado Flood Crisis: Relief Staff Deployed to Disaster Zone
As rescue efforts continue for survivors in flood-ravaged Colorado, AmeriCares emergency response staff has deployed to the hardest hit areas, to assess immediate needs and connect with partner organizations helping communities affected by the devastation.
U.S. Medical Assistance: Putting Health Within Reach
AmeriCares partnership with Open Door Clinic is helping uninsured patients in Florida. Donations of medicines and supplies help patients with chronic diseases gain continued access to critical health care.
Mental Health Training for Pediatricians Treating Sandy Survivors
Stamford, Conn. – Sept. 10, 2013 – A new training program is teaching pediatricians to identify mental health issues in children affected by Hurricane Sandy. Participants receive instruction in how to recognize the signs and symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder, depression and other mental health issues in young patients.
“Daddy’s Home” Comic Strip To Feature AmeriCares
“Daddy’s Home” co-creator, Tony Rubino grew up in New Jersey and now lives in New York City where he witnessed the Hurricane’s devastation.
Water Delivered for Arizona Wildfire Response
AmeriCares shipped a truckload of bottled water to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance in Phoenix, Arizona through a partnership with Nestle Waters North America and Feeding America in response to the wildfires in Yarnell, Arizona that claimed lives and destroyed homes. The water from the shipment is being provided to disaster survivors, emergency responders, and volunteers.
AmeriCares Awards $200,000 for Sandy Relief in New Jersey
Stamford, Conn. – July 2, 2013 – AmeriCares has awarded $200,000 in grants to help elderly, disabled and low-income New Jersey residents recover from Hurricane Sandy.