Donating to Make a Difference

Donating to Make a Difference

November 20, 2018

November 20, 2018 - As we enter the holiday season, we reflect upon another record-breaking year for disaster relief and emergency management. Many people want to help during a disaster, but aren’t sure how to proceed or where their dollars will make the most impact. This holiday season is the perfect time to turn that desire into action to support our work in disaster relief.

With the support of our members and partners, we use your donations to connect patients and healthcare facilities to essential medicines, resources, and healthcare information before, during, and after disasters. The generous support from our members makes our emergency response work possible.

Your contributions can make a difference – donations help enable us to track and respond to needs throughout the country during events like Hurricanes Florence and Michael and the California Wildfires. Throughout the past year, we provided direct assistance to over 180 patients, coordinated over 20 shipments and donations of medicines and products for damaged hospitals and healthcare facilities, helped equip more than 5 shelters with supplies and medicines, and mapped the status of over 20,000 pharmacies across nine different US states and territories.

This year, as you’re wondering what you can do to make a difference, consider designating Healthcare Ready as your AmazonSmile organization of choice on Cyber Monday, November 26th, or you can donate to Healthcare Ready on Giving Tuesday, November 27th. These two days are set aside for the sole purpose of giving back to organizations that are truly working to make a difference in the lives of those in need. We hope you will choose us this holiday season and encourage your colleagues and loved ones to do the same.

Happy Holidays from the Healthcare Ready team and thank you for your support!

Donations may be made through our website. Additional details are available here.

Sarah Baker, MPP

Sarah Baker is the Programs Director at Healthcare Ready. In this capacity, she leads the policy development, research, and programmatic efforts to the organization's preparedness initiatives. Prior to joining Healthcare Ready, Sarah served as a consultant to the Department of Homeland Security and a variety of private sector organizations, during which time she supported the design, conduct, and evaluation of scores of preparedness exercises. Sarah received her Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy and holds a B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame.