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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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Direct Relief Named Finalist in Wireless Innovation Project Competition

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Last week at a celebration in Redwood City, Calif., I was honored to accept on behalf of Direct Relief the recognition of our selection by Vodafone Americas Foundation as one of eight finalists in the sixth annual Wireless Innovation Project competition, publicly announced today. Each year, Vodafone Americas Foundation selects a small group of the most creative and potentially impactful […]

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Dr. Paul Farmer of Partners in Health Visits Headquarters

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Direct Relief was privileged to host renowned global humanitarian Dr. Paul Farmer on Sunday for a special reception drawing more than 150 guests who left inspired by his passion to help to people in need around the world access quality health care. A Harvard physician and medical anthropologist as well as subject of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest […]

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