STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford-based AmeriCares is delivering relief supplies to help clean up homes damaged by historic flooding in the Detroit metropolitan area.
On Monday, over 6 inches of rain inundated southeastern Michigan, causing flooding in homes and prompting disaster declarations for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.
The supplies, which include buckets, masks and cleaning supplies, are headed to the Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan for distribution to partner organizations serving affected residents.
“Cleanup supplies are always in high demand following severe flooding,” said AmeriCares Associate Director of Emergency Response Kate Dischino. “In addition to damage done by flooding, in some homes sewage seeped into floodwaters increasing the health concerns. These supplies will help preserve the health of affected residents as they begin to clean up their homes.”
AmeriCares has delivered medical relief and humanitarian assistance worldwide to millions affected by natural and man-made disasters for more than 30 years. The aid organization has a long history of responding to U.S. emergencies, including the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, the Joplin tornado, Hurricane Sandy and the 2013 Oklahoma tornadoes.
AmeriCares is a nonprofit global health and disaster relief organization that delivers medicines, medical supplies and aid to people in need around the world and across the United States. Since it was established in 1982, AmeriCares has distributed more than $11 billion in humanitarian aid to 164 countries. For more information, visit americares.org.