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Texas Partner Clinics Grateful for Hurricane Packs, Additional Aid

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Hurricane Dolly was downgraded to a tropical cyclone soon after its landfall July 24, but its impact was still major for clinics in southern Texas. The town of Harlingen was especially hard hit, according to on-the-ground reports from Direct Relief clinic partners there. The Guadalupe Health Center, directly in Dolly’s path, sustained significant damage. It was forced to close for […]

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Recent Cash Infusion Supports Clinics and Grassroots Recovery

As the recovery effort continues in Myanmar (also known as Burma) almost two months after Cyclone Nargis destroyed villages and upended lives, Direct Relief has provided an additional $283,000 in cash assistance to support clinics treating at-risk populations and to bolster grassroots community recovery efforts. Based on relationships established by staff in country to assess needs in the days following […]

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Direct Relief Hurricane Response Packs Enroute to Texas in Dolly’s Wake

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As slow-moving Hurricane Dolly blasted flooding rain and high winds across southern Texas, Direct Relief International has dispatched hurricane response packs to five safety-net clinics in Texas. The clinics, our long-standing and trusted partners, treat underserved populations and are well versed in emergency response. The hurricane response packs contain necessary medical products for a 72-hour period of patient treatment for […]

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Two-Day Distribution Provides 35,000 Particulate Masks

N95 Mask Distribution

Direct Relief International’s rapid establishment of distribution sites coordinated with local public officials provided a total of 35,000 free protective masks to local residents as of July 5. To help the public avoid the harmful effects of inhaling smoke and ash from the Gap Fire—a key concern as the burned area rose to more than 9,500 acres—Direct Relief staff and volunteers handed out […]

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Direct Relief Distributes 25,000 Particulate Masks

Mask Distribution for Fire

In response to the Gap Fire, which has burned approximately 6,000 acres and has been declared California’s top fire priority, Direct Relief today distributed 25,000 free N-95 particulate respirators to local residents, public safety officials, shelter residents, assisted care facilities, and the public health office. The masks protect against breathing fine particulate matter in the fire’s ash that can cause […]

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Direct Relief Distributing Free Face Masks at Two Goleta Sites Today

Tea Fire N95 Mask Distribution

Direct Relief staff will be distributing free protective N-95 masks today from 10 am to 3 pm at two sites in Goleta: Camino Real Shopping Center, between Borders and the movie theater, and at the Goleta Community Center on Hollister Avenue. Direct Relief urges those who are particularly sensitive to smoke to come down and pick up the easy-to-wear mask.

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