Alonzo Mourning Charities (AM Charities) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public fundraising foundation.

AM Charities' mission is to encourage the educational development of our youth by creating programs and youth enrichment centers that promote positive change in low socioeconomic communities.

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Monday
Jan182010

NBA Legend Alonzo Mourning Returns From Haiti with Project Medishare

MIAMI – January 16, 2010 – Alonzo Mourning is expected to return from Haiti with Dr. Barth Green from Project Medishare, tonight at Opa-Locka Airport / Turnberry Aviation.

Yesterday, Mourning traveled to Haiti with a team of doctors from Project Medishare to offer assistance to Haitian victims of the earthquake.  Mourning announced yesterday that he along with Dwyane Wade will put their efforts behind raising funds from their fellow colleagues to support Haiti thru the “Athlete Relief Fund For Haiti.”

Lennar Corporation announced today that it will match funds raised – up to one million dollars. Funds raised will be directed to organizations on the ground, specifically Project Medishare, which is actively working to support the Haitian people.

Project Medishare is dedicated to sharing its human and technical resources with its Haitian partners in the quest to achieve quality healthcare and development services for all. Project Medishare is working closely with Haitian President René Préval to organize all medical teams on the ground and implement a plan to set up field hospitals and triage centers around the capital city of Port au Prince.

Aside from needing monetary donations - Mourning and Dr. Green are soliciting the following items for assistance in Haiti:

  • 500 Bed Pans
  • 500 24 gauge needles
  • 500 22 gauge needles
  • 100 Normal Saline .9 irregular
  • 500 Red Bio Hazard Bags
  • 50 Foley Catheters & 50 Foley Bags
  • 500 Cots
  • Protein Bars
  • Toilet Papers
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Flip flops/shoes/sandals

Items can be dropped off at the American Airlines Arena.  To make a donation, please visit www.amcharities.org or www.projectmedishare.com.

For more information – please contact 305 476 0095.  Media inquiries only should be directed to Lisa Joseph at 786 258 2193.

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