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Remote Area Medical’s Disaster Relief team continues to provide aid to people and communities around the world affected by natural disasters. This time, RAM is collecting disaster relief supplies to benefit Texans in the Rio Grande Valley affected by recent flooding. A report recently released by the National Weather Service estimates the Rio Grande Valley sustained more than $100 million in damages as a result of severe flooding last week. More than 18 inches of rain fell in some areas in as little as 24 hours.
RAM Headquarters is accepting drop-off donations of basic living supplies at 2200 Stock Creek Boulevard, Rockford, TN 37853. These items will be transported to the Rio Grande Valley and distributed to people in need by RAM volunteers and staff. The following, high-demand items are desperately needed by individuals and families who have been affected by flooding. Monetary donations are also graciously accepted at ramusa.org/donate or by texting RAMRELIEF to 50155.
From December 1 through December 22, 2017, RAM operated five mobile medical clinics in western Puerto Rico. The clinics occurred in the following locations: San Germán, Añasco, San Sebastián, Moca, and Aguada. These clinics offered free dental, vision, and medical care to Puerto Ricans on a first-come, first-serve basis. As with all of its mobile medical clinics, RAM served everyone, regardless of background or ability to pay. During these clinics, RAM treated 2,322 patients who desperately needed care for a total dollar value of care of $728,128. RAM, in partnership with FedEx, also delivered 63,000 pounds of disaster relief supplies to Puerto Rico.
Harvey / Irma
RAM helped Hurricane Harvey victims by delivering 22,000 bottles of water; 7 pallets of diapers; 6 pallets of hygiene supplies, totaling thousands of bottles of shampoo, soap, body wash, deodorant and shaving cream, feminine hygiene items, and medical and first-aid items; 200 blankets and over 172 sleeping bags; 120 bags of dog food; 200 air mattresses; and 1,800 ready-to-eat meals.
As Hurricane Irma threatened Florida, RAM flew its King Air airplane to Tampa and rescued 31 cats and 7 dogs from Florida shelters. RAM flew the animals from Florida to its headquarters in Rockford, Tennessee where they went to local shelters to be well- taken care of and find new families.
Hurricane Matthew’s category 4 winds and rain left Haiti in ruins when it swept the country in early October of 2016. More than 1,000 lives were lost in Haiti alone.
RAM volunteer pilot Joe Blasenstein and RAM AIRBORNE Director Dick Stoops, along with RAM Medical Director Chris Sawyer, MD, touched down in Port-au-Prince 72 hours after the storm struck Haiti. They joined forces with Air Mobile Ministries to begin dropping food in devastated areas.
Stan Brock and a second RAM team joined on October 16.
The two teams have now successfully airdropped 24,804 and delivered 30,310 high-nutrition meals made by Feeding Children Everywhere, Deliver the Difference, and Feed My Starving Children to isolated Hurricane Matthew victims in Western Haiti.
2016 Louisiana Floods
2016 Migrant Crisis: Greece
The European migrant crisis has affected millions. RAM Volunteers responded to provide refugees with basic health care in Greece.
2015 Nepal Earthquakes
The April 25, 2015 M 7.8 Nepal earthquake occurred as the result of thrust faulting on or near the main frontal thrust between the subducting India plate and the overriding Eurasia plate to the north. [source]
In coordination with Deerwalk, Inc & Institute of Technology, which is a software development firm and a technology school that works both in the US and in Nepal, RAM Volunteers treated 475 patients.
Our coordination with the World Health Organization indicated that areas more remote than Kathmandu required aid, so we transported volunteers daily from Deerwalk facilities to red zones in order to maximize our resources.
2013 RAM Philippines
After a successful disaster response during the super typhoon Haiyan in 2013, RAM decided to set up RAM Philippines. REMOTE AREA MEDICAL PHILIPPINES CHARITY INC is a non-stock and non-profit organization based in the Philippines.
The Philippine islands have faced several typhoons in the last few year and RAM Core Member, Heidi Sampang-Abiad, has done an excellent job of forging partnerships between RAM and local organizations to enable more efficient medical response post-disaster. Having RAM Philippines enables RAM medical teams to respond much faster during disaster periods and also hold RAM clinics in the remote barangays.
2010 Haiti Earthquake
RAM responded to the 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010. Within 36 hours of the tremors, RAM Airborne landed aircraft filled with medical supplies and delivered free health care to the Medor region.
Over the span of two weeks, RAM volunteers built an airstrip to allow access for more relief, cleared roads into the isolated area, and delivered cholera medication to the local population.