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September 23, 2019Cart

Business

by Fairfield County Business Journal
by FCBJ

$500K in new Americares hurricane grants

Stamford-based Americares has given new grants totaling more than $500,000 to five nonprofit organizations in southeast Texas providing health services to Hurricane Harvey survivors. Grants ranging from $15,000 to $250,000 were awarded to repair storm damage, support mental health services and provide medical care for Texans left homeless by the storm.

The health-focused relief and development organization sought funding proposals that would restore health services and improve access to care in storm-damaged communities. Priority was given to projects benefiting low-income residents, the uninsured, the disabled, the elderly and children.

To date, Americares has provided $12 million in aid for Harvey survivors, including medicine and supplies, health programs and program support, in partnership with 55 nonprofit organizations. Since its founding nearly 40 years ago, Americares has provided more than $15 billion in aid to 164 countries.