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TUT's Adventurers Club
October 2009's 'Gifts From The Universe' Project:
A Passion to Help. The Abilitiy to Deliver…One dollar at a time!
In times of epic disaster, daily struggle or civil conflict, AmeriCares restores health and saves lives by delivering donated medicines, medical supplies, emergency relief, and humanitarian aid to people in need around the world and here at home.
The World Health Organization estimates one-third of the world’s population - nearly 2 billion people - lack access to essential medicines. In addition to a shortage of medicines, health care professionals in poor countries struggle daily with a lack of supplies such as gloves, syringes, gauze and bandages. That is where AmeriCares comes in.
Since their founding in 1982, AmeriCares has provided more than $9 Billion of aid to 137 countries. To accomplish these results, AmeriCares assembles product donations from the private sector, determines the most urgent needs and solicits the funding to send the aid via airlift or ocean cargo to health and welfare professionals in the indigent locations. The model is time tested, cost effective and experience driven.
Global Medical Assistance
With the support of generous corporate and financial donors, AmeriCares largest program, Global Medical Assistance, provides medicines, medical supplies and other relief on an ongoing basis to hospitals, clinics and community health programs in over 40 countries, including the United States. The program helps health care partners deliver quality care by providing aid to fill critical resource gaps, including essential products that are unavailable or financially inaccessible. They also supply more than 150 health care clinics serving the uninsured and underinsured in over 35 states throughout the United States and provide free prescription medications in all 50 states through their Patient Assistance Program.
AmeriCares emergency response teams deliver urgently needed relief to survivors of natural and manmade disasters both globally and domestically. They provide medicines, hospital supplies, bottled water and water purification treatments, nutritional supplements and other critically needed aid.
Medical Outreach Program
The Medical Outreach Program donates medical products to U.S.-based health care professionals who travel overseas as volunteers to provide primary care and surgeries for people in need. For many of the people they treat, it is the first time they see a doctor.
As part of our TUT's Adventurers Club mission, we have chosen AmeriCares as our adoptive organization for the month. To reach our collaborative goal of support for them, please donate a dollar or more now at the link below.