2016 Haiti Hurricane
Hurricane Matthew’s category 4 winds and rain left Haiti in ruins when it swept the country in early October of 2016. More than 1,000 lives were lost in Haiti alone.
RAM volunteer pilot Joe Blasenstein and RAM AIRBORNE Director Dick Stoops, along with RAM Medical Director Chris Sawyer, MD, touched down in Port-au-Prince 72 hours after the storm struck Haiti. They joined forces with Air Mobile Ministries to begin dropping food in devastated areas.
Stan Brock and a second RAM team joined on October 16. The two teams have now successfully airdropped 24,804 and delivered 30,310 high-nutrition meals made by Feeding Children Everywhere, Deliver the Difference, and Feed My Starving Children to isolated Hurricane Matthew victims in Western Haiti.
2010 Haiti Earthquake
RAM responded to the 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010. Within 36 hours of the tremors, RAM Airborne landed aircraft filled with medical supplies and delivered free health care to the Medor region.
Over the span of two weeks, RAM volunteers built an airstrip to allow access for more relief, cleared roads into the isolated area, and delivered cholera medication to the local population.
2016 Louisiana Floods
A volunteer RAM team responded to the August 2016 flood in Louisiana with a truckload of medical supplies, personal hygiene items, food, and water. Now, residents of Baton Rouge need help cleaning up what’s left of their homes after the devastating flood. That’s why we started Operation Pick Up. Pick up your friends, pick up your tools, pick up to fix up homes in Baton Rouge.
After a successful disaster response during the super typhoon Haiyan in 2013, RAM decided to set up RAM Philippines. REMOTE AREA MEDICAL PHILIPPINES CHARITY INC is a non-stock and non-profit organization based in the Philippines.
The Philippine islands have faced several typhoons in the last few year and RAM Core Member, Heidi Sampang-Abiad, has done an excellent job of forging partnerships between RAM and local organizations to enable more efficient medical response post-disaster. Having RAM Philippines enables RAM medical teams to respond much faster during disaster periods and also hold RAM clinics in the remote barangays.
2016 Migrant Crisis: Greece
The European migrant crisis has affected millions. RAM Volunteers responded to provide refugees with basic health care in Greece.
2015 Nepal Earthquakes
The April 25, 2015 M 7.8 Nepal earthquake occurred as the result of thrust faulting on or near the main frontal thrust between the subducting India plate and the overriding Eurasia plate to the north. [source]
In coordination with Deerwalk, Inc & Institute of Technology, which is a software development firm and a technology school that works both in the US and in Nepal, RAM Volunteers treated 475 patients.
Our coordination with the World Health Organization indicates that areas more remote than Kathmandu required aid, so we transported volunteers daily from Deerwalk facilities to red zones in order to maximize our resources.