AmeriCares has delivered 50 shipments of medicines and relief supplies valued at $3.3 million to the Oklahoma City area since a series of storms, including an EF-5 tornado, devastated the region in late May.
The aid deliveries included bottled water, first aid supplies and medicine — including 11,500 doses of tetanus vaccine to protect survivors injured while salvaging personal belongings from the wreckage and clearing debris.
AmeriCares has delivered medical relief and humanitarian assistance to millions affected by natural and man-made disasters worldwide for more than 30 years.
The aid organization has a long history of responding to U.S. disasters, including the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Joplin tornado in 2011 and Hurricane Sandy.
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