Americares has deployed a response team and emergency shipments of medicine and relief supplies to help families displaced by the deadly wildfires raging through California. Americares continues to work closely with partner clinics, including free clinics and community health centers, as well as national and regional response partners, to meet the health needs in affected areas.
Americares responded to Hurricane Michael, the most powerful storm to hit the Florida Panhandle in the area's history. The storm slammed the Florida Panhandle mid-day October 10, leaving a path of near total devastation, fatalities, and extensive damage to infrastructure including health facilities. Americares is actively working with area health care partners in the aftermath of the storm.
Our Emergency Response Program:
Americares responds to an average of 30 natural disasters and humanitarian crises worldwide each year, establishing long-term recovery projects and bringing disaster preparedness programs to vulnerable communities. The organization has a long history of responding to severe storms, including Hurricanes Katrina, Sandy, Harvey, Irma and Maria, and the 2018 California wildfires.
Since its founding nearly 40 years ago, Americares has provided more than $15 billion in aid to 164 countries, including the United States.