Feature Story

Hurricane Maria Recovery: Providing ongoing assistance to colleagues and communities

Baxter products delivered by plane in Puerto Rico

Baxter-donated products arriving in Puerto Rico with Americares Emergency Response Flight. Photo Credit: Alejandro Granadillo/Americares.

Immediately after the storm passed, Baxter began helping our more than 2,000 employees in Puerto Rico procure necessities such as gasoline, food, water and toiletries. We coordinated multiple daily flights to transport approximately 25,000 pounds of needed supplies for employees. We distributed gas-powered generators and propane cooktops, and installed laundry stations at our manufacturing facilities to support employees’ personal needs. We also continue to provide the communities around our manufacturing facilities with access to potable water.

Baxter employees hosted a gift drive to collect toys, books, school supplies and sporting goods during the holiday season. The photos below provide a glimpse at efforts to support our employees and communities in Puerto Rico following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.

Toy Drive

Toys collected by Baxter colleagues for the children of
Baxter employees in Puerto Rico.

Joe Almeida visits plant in Puerto Rico

CEO Joe Almeida visited Puerto Rico in October to thank
employees for their help in our recovery efforts and announce
a Baxter relief fund to help employees personally impacted
by property damage from the storm.


Baxter manufacturing facility in Puerto Rico providing water to community
Baxter manufacturing facility in Puerto Rico providing water to the community.

supplies on a plane in Puerto Rico
Baxter bringing in humanitarian supplies to Puerto Rico.