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Corporations Partner with the American Refugee Committee to Distribute Life-Saving Supplies in Haiti

 

Corporations are donating critical relief supplies to support the people of Haiti.  The American Refugee Committee is collecting and coordinating the distribution of goods from companies such as The Mosaic Company, Mortenson Construction, Allina, and Dart Transit.  Donated items include tents, FEMA-grade tarps and plastic sheeting, roping, medical supplies, surgical supplies, respirator masks, SAT phones, and solar lighting.

“We’re pleased to partner with the corporate community to help the people of Haiti who are struggling to survive," said Daniel Wordsworth, President and CEO of the American Refugee Committee. “Their caring and compassion will save lives.”

The items will be transported by truck to Miami, then by cargo plane to Port-au-Prince.  They are scheduled to arrive in Haiti next week.

Other corporate partners and groups involved in the American Refugee Committee’s relief efforts include Baker Tilly, Best Buy Corporation, Iridium, Liberty Diversified, Malt-O-Meal, Medtronic Foundation, Nechama, Park Nicollet Hospitals, SatComm Group, Scherer Brothers Lumber, SOL Lighting, Skylink Aviation, Stat Technologies, Target Foundation, and United Health Systems.

About the American Refugee Committee
The American Refugee Committee is an international humanitarian aid agency that works to help people take back control of their lives.  The partnerships we form with our constituents and supporters provide essential services and economic  opportunities to people who have lost everything due to conflict and disaster.  The organization has extensive experience in disaster relief, including recent responses to the Tsunami in Thailand and earthquakes and floods in Pakistan.  Each year, the American Refugee Committee works with nearly 2.5 million people in Africa and Asia.

To Make A Donation
To donate to the American Refugee Committee, visit www.arcrelief.org, call 800-875-7060 or write to:

American Refugee Committee
430 Oak Grove Street, Suite 204
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Press contact: Therese Gales at (612) 221-5161

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