MUMBAI – Dec. 13, 2013 – Shri Surinder Singh Negi, Honorable Minister of Medical & Health, honored AmeriCares India Foundation for its response to the catastrophic flooding in Uttarakhand during a ceremony in Rudraprayag on Nov. 30. Mr. Negi handed over relief supplies donated by AmeriCares to the Chief Medical Officers (CMO) of Rudraprayag and Chamoli during the ceremony and thanked local volunteers, ASHA Members and NGO partners for their work on the recent disaster.
“AmeriCares has been in the forefront, offering medical aid to the survivors of the disaster since June 13. They were one of the first to come with help and one of the most consistent. The people of Uttarakhand will never forget the help offered by AmeriCares in these trying times,” Mr. Negi said.
AmeriCares India Foundation, a registered NGO from Mumbai, was one of the first to move in with health care support for the survivors of the Uttarakhand disaster. With more than three decades of emergency management experience, AmeriCares was quick to identify the need for providing quality primary care and nutritional supplements to thousands of survivors.
AmeriCares has been working very closely with the government officials in Uttarakhand and has partnered with local NGOs to ensure relief supplies reach the right hands.
“AmeriCares is committed to saving lives and preserving the health of survivors in times of natural disasters of this nature. We are glad that with the cooperation of government officials, volunteers, partners and our donors we were able to make a difference in Uttarakhand,” said Mr. Shripad Desai, Managing Director of AmeriCares India Foundation.