Direct Relief Sending Resources to Aid Victims of Peru Earthquake

Direct Relief sent a 32-carton shipment of medical aid today, weighing 1,291 pounds with a wholesale value of $97,638, thanks to a generous donation of services from FedEx.

The shipment was sent to one of our long-standing partners in Peru, the Archdiocese of Lima. A partner with Direct Relief for eight years, the Archdiocese operates two clinics located within the poorest sections of Lima, Peru’s sprawling capital city, and one located outside the city.

The donation consisted of specifically requested items, primarily antibiotics, to be delivered to the Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (INDECI), the primary coordinating agency for the government’s relief effort. The Archdiocese’s office is working to coordinate relief efforts with INDECI.

Other items in the shipment included first aid materials (gauze, first aid tape, bandages, etc.), antibiotic creams, analgesics, IV solutions and accessories, and oral rehydration salts.

Direct Relief would sincerely like to thank the following corporate donors for making their materials available for the relief effort:

  • Abbott
  • BD
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • Carlsbad Technology, Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies
  • Marlex Pharmaceuticals
  • Matrixx Initiatives, Inc.
  • McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals
  • Midmark Corporation
  • Miltex, Inc.
  • Mylan Laboratories, Inc.
  • OHM Laboratories, Inc.
  • Sage Products, Inc.
  • sanofi-aventis
  • Schering-Plough Corporation
  • Watson Pharmaceuticals
  • Wisconsin Pharmacal Company LLC

Direct Relief is closely monitoring the situation and is in constant communication with its in-country partner network.  As the relief effort evolves, additional shipments will be air freighted as required.

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