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Volunteer Spotlight: The Public Servant

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In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 6-12, 2014), Direct Relief is spotlighting dedicated volunteers who help make the work possible. Learn about some of the wonderful people behind the scenes. No stranger to public service, retired Santa Barbara City Fire Chief Andrew DiMizio has become an invaluable resource to Direct Relief, helping out with anything and everything around the […]

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Philippines: Transparency Regarding Typhoon Funds & Activities

Direct Relief immediately swung into action, mobilizing medical resources needed on the ground to help care for the millions affected.

Last week, Direct Relief sent this report to the Philippines Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Jose L. Cuisia, Jr, outlining financial and program activity since Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) struck. The report stemmed from a conference in early January at which the ambassador noted the deep gratitude of the Philippine government and people for the outpouring of private support after […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: ‘Lens’ing A Hand

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In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 6-12, 2014), Direct Relief is spotlighting dedicated volunteers who help make the work possible. Learn about some of the wonderful people behind the scenes. An avid reader, Sandra Wallis knows the value of eyesight and works hard to make sure people around the world have access to prescription eyeglasses. Sandra first started volunteering […]

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Three New Health Stations to Provide Care for 50,000 Philippines Typhoon Survivors

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With Philippines Health Secretary, Direct Relief and Health Futures Foundation, Inc. announce partnership for long-term recovery SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 11, 2014 – As part of its ongoing typhoon recovery efforts in the Philippines, medical aid organization Direct Relief announced Thursday a partnership with Philippine-based nonprofit Health Futures Foundation, Inc. to build and equip three new health stations that will […]

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Emergency Aid Headed to Flooded Solomon Islands

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Direct Relief is sending emergency aid to the Solomon Islands following massive flooding that has resulted in at least 23 deaths and the displacement of 9,000 people. Direct Relief’s local partners, the Loloma Foundation and the Solomon Islands Living Memorial Project, report that in addition to massive displacement, the islands are battling a deadly dengue fever outbreak. The disease is transmitted […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: The Dependable Helping Hand

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In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 6-12, 2014), Direct Relief is spotlighting dedicated volunteers who help make the work possible. Learn about some of the wonderful people behind the scenes. A resident of Santa Barbara for more than 30 years, Lorna Lee has spent the last 10 volunteering for Direct Relief by helping out whenever she could, most recently […]

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