The generosity of United MileagePlus members makes it possible for Americares to save lives and improve health in more than 90 countries around the world each year. Using donated miles, Americares emergency responders travel to disaster zones as emergencies are unfolding, bringing life-changing health programs to remote communities around the world, and knowledge and resources to over 1,000 safety net health clinics in the U.S. Americares envisions a world in which all people should have pathways to health and opportunity: Your donated miles are helping to realize that vision.
Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster. Since it was established nearly 40 years ago, Americares has provided more than $17 billion in aid to 164 countries. Each year, Americares reaches more than 90 countries, including the United States, with life-changing health programs, medicine and medical supplies and is the world’s leading nonprofit provider of donated medicine and medical supplies. While Americares has ongoing health programming in 27 countries, emergency response remains a cornerstone of Americares work. Americares responds to approximately 30 natural disasters and humanitarian crises worldwide each year, establishes long-term recovery projects and brings disaster preparedness programs to vulnerable communities. Americares relief workers are among the first to respond and stay as long as needed, helping to restore health services for disaster survivors.