Helping Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma

The Endocrine Society is working to help those who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey andHurricane Irma. We are supporting the leadership of ADA and JDRF to help patients, providers, universities, fellows, and others impacted by the storms.

Below is a list of resources, including information on what our partners are doing. In addition, we would like to hear from our members if there is something we could do to help clinicians and researchers continue their lifesaving work. Please contact info@endocrine.org.



Hurricane Irma Resources

Local Shelters

A live map of open shelters from the American Red Cross can be found here. You can also contact the American Red Cross directly at 1-800-733-2767.

Local Pharmacies

A list of open pharmacies in the area can be found here.

Health and Human Services Distress Line

If you are in the continental U.S. or Puerto Rico, contact your local Health and Human Services at 211 for assistance or the HHS Disaster Distress Line at 1-800-985-5990.

Federal Aid

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) resources and tips.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

Resources from the CDC can be found here.

Donations

If you would like to donate diabetes supplies, we are partnering with Insulin for Life to ship necessary items to areas impacted by the hurricane. Get information on what is needed and how to donate. To donate blood or platelets, please visit the American Red Cross' website for a list of nationwide locations.

Other Resources




Hurricane Harvey Resources

We will continue to monitor ongoing events and will update this page as our work progresses.



Manufacturer Resources and Activities

Lilly can be reached at 1-800-LILLY-RX for patients in urgent need of supply and is working with Direct Relief International to distribute its products to individuals without access to pharmacies. Lilly’s disaster replacement program is available for those whose insurance plans do not include a “disaster override"; the program offers a 30-day supply at no charge.

Insulet is responding to needs through its customer care team, which can be reached at +1-800-591-3455. Their local contacts will also have additional supplies to distribute as needs are identified.

Novo Nordisk is working with Americares for product donations to non-profit organizations. Inquiries from non-profit organizations should be directed to Americares at +1-800-486-Help.

Sanofi is advising clinicians and patients to reach out to the Hurricane Harvey emergency response departments of their NGO partners Direct Relief (+1-805-879-4902) and Americares (+1-800-486-Help).

Medtronic is helping patients access insulin pumps or supplies through its Storm Hotline at +1-800-646-4633 ext. 64545.

Dexcom is providing extra supplies to its local representatives who are distributing them to doctors and patients who call them for emergency supplies. Patients who have lost sensors can call Dexcom at +1-888-738-3646 for additional supplies.

Johnson & Johnson is working with Americares to provide assistance to emergency shelters, Heart to Heart International, Inc. to deploy a mobile medical unit and supplies, and Save the Children. Americares and Heart to Heart have both begun distributing 25,000 Johnson & Johnson hygiene kits to emergency shelters and aid distribution centers. Contact Americares at +1-800-486-Help for facilities in need of supplies.

Abbott is donating $1 million in grants and healthcare and nutrition products to help deliver immediate relief following the storm.

Merck is donating needed medicines. As part of a multiyear commitment to support American Red Cross disaster preparedness and relief efforts, Merck provided a $600,000 grant in July of this year. This grant can now be used to respond to Hurricane Harvey. In addition to their support of the American Red Cross' efforts, Merck will make available up to $250,000 to support the efforts of additional partners that are responding to this disaster.

Pfizer has implemented disaster relief protocols at Pfizer RxPathways® to connect patients to assistance programs. Pfizer can ship medicines to alternate locations and waive income documentation and other paperwork for those who have been displaced. Patients can access the RxPathways by calling +1-844-989-PATH, Monday through Friday, 9:00-6:00 PM EST.