Americares Girds Up for Hurricane Dorian, with Medicine and Supplies for Florida

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Supplies on the move in the warehouse at Americares world headquarters on Hamilton Street in the Glenbrook section of Stamford.

Americares is deploying an emergency response team to Florida and readying shipments of relief supplies as Hurricane Dorian intensifies.

The storm is expected to make landfall on Florida’s east coast early next week as a major hurricane, bringing torrential rains and wind speeds up to 130 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.

— an announcement from Americares

“Hurricane Dorian has the potential to cause significant damage and millions of people are in its path,” said Americares Director of Emergency Response Brian Scheel. “Our relief workers are ready to help address the most pressing health needs of families affected by the storm.”

Hurricane Dorian strengthened Wednesday night as it passed Puerto Rico, producing heavy rainfall in Vieques and Culebra — two islands hard hit by Hurricane Maria.

Forecasters warned of an increased risk of dangerous storm surge and higher winds as the storm heads toward Florida’s east coast. Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for 26 Florida counties in the path of the storm, including all of South Florida.

The Americares emergency response team was expected to arrive in Orlando, Florida on Friday. The health-focused relief and development organization is also preparing shipments of cleaning supplies and hygiene products and contacting partner health clinics located in the path of the storm with offers of assistance.

Americares warehouse

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Supplies on the move in the warehouse at Americares world headquarters on Hamilton Street in the Glenbrook section of Stamford.

Americares supports 92 health facilities throughout the state, including free clinics and community health centers serving the most vulnerable children and adults.

Americares has professional relief workers ready to respond to disasters at a moment’s notice and stocks emergency medicine and supplies in warehouses in the U.S., Europe and India that can be delivered quickly in times of crisis.

The organization has a long history of responding to emergencies in the U.S., including Hurricanes Sandy, Harvey, Irma, Maria and Michael.

The organization responds to approximately 30 natural disasters and humanitarian crises worldwide each year, establishes long-term recovery projects and brings disaster preparedness programs to vulnerable communities.

Since its founding 40 years ago, Americares has provided more than $17 billion in aid to 164 countries, including the United States.

  • Donations to Americares Worldwide Disaster Relief Fund will support its response to the crisis. To donate, go to americares.org/worldwide
About Americares

Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster.

Each year, Americares reaches more than 90 countries, including the United States, with life-changing health programs, medicine and medical supplies.

Americares is the world’s leading nonprofit provider of donated medicine and medical supplies. For more information, visit Americares.org.

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Melissa Etheridge performing at the Ohio State Fair, August 2008

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Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday, June 1 for Melissa Etheridge’s Aug. 25 concert at the Levitt Pavilion in downtown Westport.

Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Etheridge has remained one of America’s favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades.

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Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which led to an appearance on the 1989 Grammy Awards show.

For several years, her popularity grew around such memorable originals as “Bring Me Some Water,” “No Souvenirs” and “Ain’t It Heavy,” for which she won a Grammy in 1992.

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Melissa Etheridge performing at the Ohio State Fair, August 2008

Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, Yes I Am (1993). The collection featured the massive hits, “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window,” a searing song of longing that brought Etheridge her second Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Performance.

In 1995, Etheridge issued her highest charting album, Your Little Secret, which was distinguished by the hit single, “I Want to Come Over.” Her astounding success that year led to Etheridge receiving the Songwriter of the Year honor at the ASCAP Pop Awards in 1996.

On Oct. 7, 2016 Melissa Etheridge released Memphis Rock & Soul, her first album since 2014’s critically lauded This Is M.E. Recorded at Royal Studios in Mem 2000 phis, the album has received stellar reviews from the likes of Entertainment Weekly, Parade, Rolling Stone, American Songwriter and more.

Guitar World raved “the album is a triumphant application of Etheridge’s signature rasp and substantial guitar chops to this classic genre,” while Edge Media Network declared Melissa “is a singer who can fire it up like Janis Joplin, touch the heart like Elvis Presley and steam up the windows like her musical hero, Otis Redding.”


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