Peekskill, New York – Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare) has donated essential supplies to aid victims of the severe earthquakes that have struck Puerto Rico since late December. With the help of Sister Julia Cintron of the Convento Hermanas Dominica de Fatima in Guánica, Puerto Rico, hundreds of blankets, sleeping bags, cots for adults and children, toiletries, and personal care packages purchased with HRHCare funds will be distributed throughout the area to individuals and families.
“Many of us–HRHCare staff and patients–have loved ones in Puerto Rico, and we will continue to do all we can to help those in need,” said Anne Kauffman Nolon, MPH, HRHCare CEO. “We are grateful to our partners on the ground for ensuring that these supplies are delivered to those struggling to rebuild.”
Earthquakes and aftershocks have continued throughout the region, as recently as this past week. Thousands of buildings, including homes and schools, have been destroyed since the end of December, with hundreds of millions of dollars in damages caused by the disasters.
“Too many Puerto Ricans are still living without electricity and water after the recent earthquakes,” said Carlos Ortiz, HRHCare VP of Operations. “Many are still sleeping in shelters. These supplies will make a huge difference in the lives of so many who are suffering right now. I would like to thank the HRHCare Foundation for helping my fellow Puerto Ricans, and for demonstrating our organization’s mission of helping communities in need.”
In 2017, HRHCare sent supplies to families in need across Puerto Rico after the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Maria.
About Hudson River Health Care
Founded over 40 years ago as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare) is one of the nation’s largest community health providers. The HRHCare network of 43 health centers throughout the Hudson Valley, New York City, and Long Island provides affordable, accessible care to over 225,000 patients annually. The network’s exceptional primary care practitioners, specialists, and support staff have made HRHCare a destination for convenient, high-quality care for all. In 2018, Brightpoint Health, an FQHC network with sites in all five boroughs of New York City, joined HRHCare.
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