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REMOTE AREA MEDICAL HEADING TO TEXAS FOR DISASTER RELIEF

ROCKFORD, TN – Remote Area Medical-RAM™ and its Disaster Relief Team are heading to Texas to support relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. RAM is asking our Corps of Humanitarians to volunteer today! We are currently in need of physicians, nurses, EMTs, paramedics, truck drivers, veterinarians and general support volunteers who are willing to do heavy lifting. Volunteers who own flat bottom boats or vehicles capable of operation in high-water areas are in high-demand in the affected flood areas near Houston.

Volunteers will need to bring tents, sleeping bags, food and supplies for the duration of their time volunteering. Volunteers will be responsible for all of their travel expenses. Please do not make travel arrangements until you have corresponded with a RAM volunteer representative and they have specifically instructed you to move forward with plans.

“The damage and destruction caused by this hurricane is the worst we’ve seen in more than a decade,” said RAM Founder and President Stan Brock. “RAM’s Disaster Relief Team is gearing up to help our friends in Texas who have been displaced by this natural disaster. We are confident our Corps of Volunteers will respond and help out in any way possible.”

In addition to the need for volunteers, RAM Headquarters will also be accepting drop-off donations at 2200 Stock Creek Blvd., Rockford, TN 37853. The following, high-demand items are needed for families who have been displaced and affected by Hurricane Harvey. You can also make a monetary donation at ramusa.org/donate.

Apply the donation to “Disaster Response and Relief.”

PLEASE NO CLOTHING AT THIS TIME

Plastic Totes
Bleach
Flashlights/ Batteries
Mops/ Brooms/ Shovels
Baby Diapers
Water
Gatorade
Dog Food/ Cat Food
Hygiene Items

To schedule a skype interview or phone call for media purposes with Mr. Brock, email alexshelton@ramusa.org or call 865.862-5907.
For more information about RAM’s Disaster Relief Response please visit ramusa.org/disaster-relief. To volunteer email volunteers@ramusa.org or call 865-579-1530.

About Remote Area Medical: RAM’s mission to prevent pain and alleviate suffering is fueled by its operation of mobile medical clinics that deliver free, high quality dental, vision and medical services to individuals who do not have access or cannot afford a visit to a doctor. RAM’s Corps of more than 120,000 Humanitarian Volunteers is comprised of licensed dental, vision, and medical professionals who have delivered $114 million worth of free health care services. In 2016, RAM treated more than 30,000 people in need of medical care with a value of $9.9 million of free medical aid.

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