Americares to assist with Philippines volcanic eruption

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STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The Stamford-based Americares Foundation is set to deploy a team to help families displaced by volcanic activity in the Philippines.

The team plans to distribute protective masks, cleaning kits, and other items to help families staying in evacuation centers in the Albay province.Related Content: Mount Mayon volcano alert raised after ash and lava spill out

“We are providing essential supplies and hygiene education for families in emergency shelters,” said Paul Pagaran, Americares country director for the Philippines. “Volcanic eruptions release dangerous gases and particles that can cause respiratory problems and lung damage. We are helping evacuees take the necessary precautions to protect their health.”

Americares was founded nearly 40 years ago and says it has provided more than $15 billion in aid to 164 countries, including the United States.

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