STAMFORD, Conn., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares is deploying an emergency response team to Oklahoma City to coordinate deliveries of relief supplies and medical aid for tornado survivors. The aid organization has reached out to health clinics, food banks and nonprofit organizations in the region with offers of assistance.
"We expect to have a team on the ground in Oklahoma in the morning, assessing needs and coordinating deliveries," said Garrett Ingoglia, AmeriCares vice president of emergency response.
AmeriCares has delivered medical relief and humanitarian assistance to millions affected by natural and man-made disasters worldwide for 30 years. Its disaster response experts have responded to hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires in the United States including an ongoing $5 million Hurricane Sandy Relief program. AmeriCares often delivers cleaning supplies to help families cleaning up storm damage, as well as medical aid for evacuees with chronic health problems forced to flee their homes without their prescription medicines. The organization also helps to rebuild health care facilities damaged by disasters.For more information, or to donate to AmeriCares U.S. Disaster Relief Fund, go to americares.org About AmeriCaresAmeriCares is a nonprofit global health and disaster relief organization that delivers medicines, medical supplies and aid to people in need around the world and across the United States. Since it was established in 1982, AmeriCares has distributed more than $11 billion in humanitarian aid to 164 countries. For more information, visit americares.org MEDIA CONTACT: Donna Porstner: cell (516) 607-1180 firstname.lastname@example.org Leslie Gianelli cell (203) 988-0390 email@example.com SOURCE AmeriCares