Americares is providing emergency medicine, supplies and medical outreach to the thousands of people in Hurricane Maria's destructive path. In the Caribbean, the Americares emergency response teams are coordinating shipments of critical medicine and supplies to local health organizations in islands that have been devastated by the storms. Americares has airlifted six tons of medicines and supplies to the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health in St. Thomas for distribution across several islands.
International Medical Corps
The International Medical Corps provides lifesaving emergency care, medical supplies and long-term support to those in need. The International Medical Corps team is in Barbados and Antigua to support their Caribbean response efforts for those who have lost so much in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The team is also monitoring the situation with Hurricane Maria and stands ready to call forward additional staff and supplies should it be needed.
American National Red Cross
American Red Cross workers in both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will take shelter and begin service delivery again as soon as it is safe. In Puerto Rico, local officials are opening evacuation shelters, and the Red Cross is mobilizing volunteers and supplies to be ready to help after Hurricane Maria passes over the island. In the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Red Cross is preparing for Hurricane Maria and expanding emergency sheltering efforts on St. John, St. Thomas and St. Croix.
Samaritan's Purse is taking critically need supplies to storm survivors. Since Samaritan's Purse is already at work in the region, they're in strategic position to help people prepare for Hurricane Maria. They are providing heavy-duty shelter plastic in advance of the storm on St. Martin and the Turks and Caicos Islands, where their DC-8 plane is headed carrying food, blankets, shelter plastic, hygiene kits, and water purification units.