March of Dimes to Help Pregnant Women, Mothers and Babies in Hurricane-Stricken Areas of Gulf Coast
The March of Dimes has been raising money to send mobile healthcare vans to serve the women and babies of the Gulf Coast region. According to a news release on the project:
"Three new March of Dimes mobile health care vans will soon bring much-needed medical services to pregnant women, mothers, and babies in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and other areas of Louisiana devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. These Mom & Baby Health Care Center vans will provide up to 20,000 medical visits for women and children, including prenatal and well-child care, in the first three years of operation. The March of Dimes vans are made possible by a gift of $3 million from the people of Qatar. An additional $750,000 has been contributed by the Office of Minority Health and by generous individual donors."You can contribute to the cause online.