SEATTLE – On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, claiming thousands of lives and affecting over ten million. In response, Remote Medical International (RMI) and YachtAid Global (YAG) worked together to quadruple the funds received through each company’s matching donation campaigns. After matching the donations raised through YachtAid Global, the company transferred $6K+ to the RMI Typhoon Relief Fund. Remote Medical International then matched the new total for a final donation of over $20K to Team Rubicon, a veteran-based disaster relief organization providing fast action medical response to the victims of Typhon Haiyan.
“Our volunteers bridge the gap between the time a disaster strikes, and the time it takes larger aid organizations to get fully operational on the ground,” said Team Rubicon’s Kirk Jackson.
By November 21, Team Rubicon deployed 65 volunteers to conduct assessments, provide medical assistance, and support relief distribution operations in the Philippines. From delivering babies in Tanauan to stabilizing a field hospital in Carigara, 100% of RMI & YAG’s donation assisted Team Rubicon in providing immediate and effective aid in the Philippines’ most devastated areas.
“RMI specializes in remote medicine for unconventional environments worldwide,” said Kate Earle, RMI Medical Coordination Specialist. “A natural disaster of this magnitude, particularly in an area like the Central Philippines that is geographically remote with limited infrastructure post-typhoon, requires universal support, and we strongly believe in being of service to the global community.”
In addition to a monetary donation, RMI also shipped over $6K of medical supplies including medications for pain control, anesthesia, and antibiotics.
“Our hearts and thoughts go out to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan,” said RMI CEO Brian Vincent, “and we commend all first responders for their courageous service.”
About Remote Medical International: With employees based all over the globe, RMI operates worldwide as a single source solution for companies and individuals operating in remote environments. From consulting services and equipment and pharmaceuticals to medical support, telemedicine, and remote medical training, the RMI team works together to meet and exceed the unique needs of their clients. Inc. Magazine has named RMI three times as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the US. For more information, go to www.remotemedical.com.
About YachtAid Global: YAG moves humanitarian aid to isolated coastal communities around the world using privately owned boats. YAG is the nonprofit arm of C2C Inc, a California corporation providing broad spectrum support to luxury yachts cruising waters of the Pacific Ocean.
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