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Jacksonville, FL, October 10, 2017. We are collecting for Puerto Rico. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Angel Kids Pediatrics has partnered with the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to collect baby food, diapers and children’s clothes at any of our 5 locations for distribution to the children of Puerto Rico by the Hispanic Chamber.

Jacksonville, FL, October 2, 2017. Whether here or in Houston, many people have experienced unimaginable losses, and even after the waters recede the trauma will remain. At Angel Kids Pediatrics, we are committed to helping vulnerable children in our immediate community and beyond.
We are calling upon our patients and community partners to drop off baby diapers, baby foods and children’s clothes to any of our 5 locations for distribution to children in need, by both The Gruene Marines in Texas and the THE SALVATION ARMY of Northeast Florida .
The response for our Harvey efforts has been overwhelming so far and we expect tremendous support with this new combined relief effort to help children in need both here and in Texas.

Press Release

Jacksonville-based pediatrics practice seeking donations of children’s items to provide relief following devastation in Texas
Jacksonville, FL August 31, 2017. Angel Kids Pediatrics, the largest private pediatric practice in Northeast Florida, announced today that it has partnered with the Gruene Marines (TX6), chapter of the Women Marines  Association to collect and deliver aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

The Jacksonville-based pediatric practice announced today plans to collect and deliver aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey that has devastated the Houston area. Its five pediatric offices across Jacksonville, FL, will begin collecting much-needed children’s items including baby food, formula, diapers and children’s clothes from the local community to be delivered to those affected in Texas.  It has partnered with the Texas Chapter of the Women Marines Association, the Gruene Marines, and will rely on them to facilitate the distribution of aid.
Hurricane Harvey is causing unprecedented catastrophic flooding in Texas. It has brought record amounts of rain to an area that includes some of Texas’ most populous cities. By the time the storm ends, some areas may see more than 50 inches of rain.  At least 38 people have been killed and dozens injured.  Flooding from Harvey is overburdening resources.

“Natural disasters have devastating short and long-term effects, and not long ago, our city, Jacksonville, was hit by hurricane Matthew which caused widespread damage,” notes Dr. Affan, President and Founder of Angel Kids Pediatrics, “such disasters also bring people and communities together, and as citizens and as humans, we have the utmost responsibility to lend a hand in any way we can.”

Angel Kids Pediatrics understands the long-lasting effects disasters have on children’s physical and mental health; they can affect children’s access to medical care, and cause them to suffer tremendous psychological harm from damage to their homes and the resulting breakdown to their neighborhoods and social networks. The organization continues to seek other community partners in this effort, and is calling on the Jacksonville community to support its response and recovery efforts.
Donations of non-perishable items of baby food, diapers, children’s clothes are crucial to Angel Kids’ efforts. Its  wide footprint in Northeast Florida enables it to collect items within a number of communities, and its partnership with the Gruene Marines, will allow it to deliver relief efficiently to those in need. “We are thrilled Angel Kids Pediatrics has reached out to assist those affected by the flood,” says Kirsten Sultemeier, Chapter President, “as  Marines and as Texans, we know our responsibilities lie in helping our neighbors and enriching our communities. We thank Angel Kids Pediatrics and their friends and families for joining us on this mission.”

How to help:
Drop  items such as baby diapers, baby foods and children’s clothing at any of these Angel Kids Pediatrics locations:

  • Bartram Park: 13241 Bartram Park Blvd, Unit 209, Jacksonville, FL 32258             
  • Beach Boulevard: 13770 Beach Blvd., Unit 6, Jacksonville, FL 32224              
  • Central Office: 6801 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216                                             
  • Julington Creek: 774 State Road 13, Suite 6, Saint Johns, FL 32259                 
  • Normandy Blvd: 9228 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32205  

About Angel Kids Pediatrics:
Founded in 2003, Angel Kids Pediatrics strives to provide excellent medical care in a family- and community-based environment. It upholds the highest standards of a patient-centered medical home that provides quality, personalized and effective medical care. Its mission extends beyond the walls of the clinics in preserving the welfare of children in the community. For more information visit www.myangelkids.com

About the Women Marines Association:
WMA is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization and is the only Veterans’ association for and about women Marines. Chapters and members across the nation work on community programs and support military personnel, Veterans and their communities. They reach across all areas where there is a need. The Gruene Marines (TX6) Chapter is located in New Braunfels, TX. Chapter president, Kirsten Sultemeier. For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/WMA.NBTXChapter/

Howayda Affan
Director of Marketing & Communications
Angel Kids Pediatrics
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