Stamford, Conn. – July 19, 2012 – Dorian Drake International employees from White Plains, N.Y., assembled 800 emergency kits for U.S. disaster survivors today at AmeriCares Stamford, Conn., headquarters. The kits, 500 containing soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and other hygiene supplies and 300 containing household cleaning products, will be pre-positioned in the aid organization’s Connecticut warehouse for distribution to families across the United States displaced by hurricanes, flooding and severe storms.
“Effective emergency response depends on anticipating needs,” said AmeriCares Director of Emergency Response Garrett Ingoglia. “Thanks to our volunteers, we can respond swiftly to help survivors when a storm strikes.”
The kits will be kept on hand at AmeriCares Connecticut headquarters, ready to be distributed to families in need after a crisis. AmeriCares has provided medical relief and humanitarian assistance to millions affected by natural and man-made disasters for 30 years, including earthquakes in Haiti, Chile, Pakistan and Japan, the 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia and Hurricane Katrina in the United States. In 2011, in response to one of the worst U.S. tornado seasons in decades, AmeriCares delivered nearly $3 million in aid for U.S. disaster survivors.
Donna Porstner: (203) 658-9579
AmeriCares 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 $10 billion in humanitarian aid to 164 countries. For more information, visit americares.org
About Dorian Drake
Based in White Plains, N.Y., Dorian Drake International is an export management company that manages sales and marketing, customer service, credit and collections, and export traffic and logistics for manufacturers selling in markets outside the United States. The firm staffs stand-alone sales teams in four distinct industries: automotive products, foodservice equipment and supplies, hardware and lawn & garden products and industrial and environmental products. For more information, visit www.doriandrake.com