Afya is uniquely positioned as a nimble and proactive first responder, a hub, in times of urgent need. Our tenacious approach to relief has allowed us to circumvent harrowing conditions to deliver comprehensive aid to those most in need, ultimately bridging the gap between life and death.
This immediacy, however, is enhanced by the resolute determination of our partners – to step forward quickly and to give back. When a disaster strikes —an earthquake, tsunami, hurricane or epidemic— the impact is especially devastating and AFYA springs into action.
AFYA works with healthcare professionals and the infrastructure of the impacted region to identify the specific, pressing healthcare needs “on the ground.” This is an essential step that allows us to provide just what’s needed to address critical health, surgical and humanitarian needs when disasters strike.
As part of our disaster relief efforts, Afya has sent 3 million pounds of emergency supplies to Haiti, Japan, Pakistan, Greece, Syria, and Puerto Rico following the occurrence of severe natural disasters.
Within 48 hours of a natural disaster, Afya becomes a hub, a dependable arena, for impactful humanism.
Here are the ways in which all stakeholders can get immediately involved:
- Donate financially to support the hub’s capacity to immediately respond and deliver supplies to the impacted region.
- Contact Afya for a list of critically needed supplies (from the impacted region’s infrastructure) to plan a collection drive
- Donate medical and humanitarian supplies on the request list from the region.
- Join us at our Yonkers warehouse to sort and pack materials for shipment
Afya knows disaster relief, and we know how to activate legions of volunteers for the most effective response.
Disaster Relief & Response Partnerships & Collaborations
All Hands and Hearts
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
City of Yonkers
Clara Lionel Foundation
Greater NY Hospital Association
Health and Hospital Corporation of New York
International Medical Corps
NYC Office of Emergency Management
NYS Nurses Association
NY State Governor’s Office
Robin Hood Foundation
US Department of Justice
USVI Department of Health
UJA-Federation of NY
Yonkers Fire Department
1199/SEIU United Healthcare Workers East