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Bringing Brighter Smiles to Santa Barbara County Kids

DRI Brings Brighter Smiles to Santa Barbara County Kids

In honor of the National Children’s Dental Health Month, Direct Relief International sponsored its 14th annual round of free dental clinics in Santa Barbara County, California. Four clinics were held in high-need communities between February and April, helping connect 18 county dentists with 105 children who lack the resources to receive needed dental services. Created in 1993 to address the […]

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Direct Relief in Contact with Bolivia Partners

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Amidst the flooding in Bolivia, Direct Relief International is in contact with its local partner network in the country and is currently seeking the most efficient and safest route into the devastated area. Direct Relief has strong relationships with several partners in Bolivia, including ProMujer and PROSALUD whom Direct Relief will support with emergency medical aid in response to the […]

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Direct Relief Responds to Flooding in Jakarta

Direct Relief is compiling a shipment for partner CHF International who is assisting the Indonesian Red Crescent, to be sent out on Friday in response to the flooding in Jakarta, Indonesia. The aid, worth $280,550 (wholesale), contains basic antibiotics, rice-based oral rehydration salts, wound dressings and anti-fungals, all of which were specifically requested by CHF. These supplies will be necessary […]

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Direct Relief Receives Bequest

January 30, 2007 (SANTA BARBARA, CA) Direct Relief International has received a gift of $32 million from the trust of a long-time donor who passed away last year at the age of 91. CEO Thomas Tighe made the following statement in connection with this gift, which was received last month. “This extraordinary legacy gift came from a man who chose […]

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Staff Story: Fiji Clinic Visit

This is a personal “From the Field” story by Direct Relief Employee, Susan Fowler, Advisorr, Program Resources and Development. The boat arranged by the village chief arrived on schedule, and we loaded it with medical goods then climbed aboard. I was accompanying a medical team, organized by the U.S.-based Loloma Foundation, and we were traveling by boat around the Yasawa Island […]

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From The Field: Bidada Hospital, India

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This is a personal “From the Field” story by Direct Relief Employee Mat Maccalla. The opening ceremony for Bidada Hospital’s 33rd medical and surgical camp was held on January 3, 2007. I arrived at the facility the following day, and the medical screenings, consultations, and pre-operative services were already in full swing. The hospital is administered by the Shree Bidada Sarvodaya […]

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