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Broadening Access to Dental Care for California Kids in Need

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Eleven-year-old Yennyfer walked out of Santa Barbara’s Eastside Dental Clinic on Friday morning with a bright, healthy smile following her second-ever dentist appointment. Yennyfer is one of nearly 60 kids who received free dental care this month as part of the Healthy Smiles program, coordinated by Direct Relief in collaboration with the Sunrise Rotary Club and a number of other […]

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Be a Part of the 2014 Santa Barbara Wine Auction

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Join us on February 22nd at the Bacara Resort & Spa for the Santa Barbara Vintners’ Foundation Santa Barbara Wine Auction to benefit Direct Relief. If you can’t attend in person, we encourage you to consider participating by placing an absentee bid on one (or more!) of the carefully crafted, priceless experiences in food, wine, travel and leisure that are being […]

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#FedGIS: Making Informed Aid Decisions with Maps

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Our Research and Analytics Associate, Jen Lemberger, reflects on the Esri Federal GIS Conference, where policy makers, analysts and key federal government staff came together to learn how Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can help move the country forward. Though Direct Relief does not receive government funding, I was invited to speak at the Esri Federal GIS Conference held Feb. 10-11 in […]

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Three Months after Typhoon Haiyan, Need for Medical Aid Remains High

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At the Bumi Sehat Medical Relief Camp in Dulag, Philippines, every postpartum bed is full, dozens of mothers and infants are in line to receive care, and several babies are delivered every day. Three months after Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) hit the island nation, thousands of people are still displaced and with many health facilities destroyed, medical needs […]

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Helping Children with Cancer, One Child at a Time

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Following his first cycle of chemotherapy for Burkitt’s lymphoma,  young Joseph’s* improved health is already visible. Joseph is able to receive care for his cancer through a collaboration between Direct Relief, the Burkitt’s Lymphoma Fund for Africa (BLFA), and the Shirati Health, Education, and Development (SHED) Foundation – which provides health services to communities near Lake Victoria in northwest Tanzania. Burkitt’s lymphoma is characterized by a fast-growing […]

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Local Students Pack Dental Supplies for Kids in Need

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A class of students from Cate School in Carpinteria, Calif. organized 3,000 dental kits last week at our warehouse as part of their annual Public Service Day. The kits – which contain toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss – will be distributed to local organizations providing dental care to Santa Barbara County kids in need, including: Eastside Family Dental Clinic; Isla Vista Youth Projects; Santa […]

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