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Senior Volunteers Help Tornado Relief Efforts

Senior volunteers from Casa Dorinda came to Direct Relief on Tuesday to help the organization's tornado relief efforts.

Local volunteers are stepping up to help with the recent Oklahoma tornadoes that have devastated hundreds of homes, leaving thousands of people injured and displaced. About a dozen residents from Montecito-based Casa Dorinda retirement home came to Direct Relief headquarters Tuesday afternoon to pack dental kits for people in need of basic items after the storms. “Typically we make these […]

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Direct Relief Makes $30 Million in Medical Inventory Available for Tornado Relief and Recovery Efforts

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$100k Initial Cash Committed for Affected Communities As the wide-ranging effects of the Midwest tornadoes continue to be assessed, Direct Relief today committed an initial $100,000 and its entire $30 million stockpile of available medical inventories to support medical relief and recovery efforts in communities affected by the storms that hit Oklahoma over the last two days and that continue […]

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Accreditation Unique among U.S. Nonprofits for Safe Drug Handling, Industry Best Practices

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National Association of Boards of Pharmacy’s “Verified-Accredited Wholesale Distributor” Designation Enables Only 50-State Program for Charitable Medications and Emergencies Direct Relief has been reaccredited by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy©  (NABP©) as a Verified-Accredited Wholesale Distributor © (VAWD©), through the rigorous national accreditation program developed to help secure the integrity of U.S. drug supply chain, protect public health, […]

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Responding to Deadly U.S. Tornadoes

Tornado track through Oklahoma City area in relation to our partners.

As severe storms continue across the central United States – including a two-mile-wide EF4 tornado that tore through the Oklahoma City area this afternoon – Direct Relief is in communication with more than 200 partners in the affected areas and ready to respond to urgent needs. The Emergency Team has been in contact with Debbie Haller, development and coordinator of Community […]

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Inspiring Moms of May: Mothers From Marchand Dessalines, Haiti

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At Direct Relief, May is for moms. Throughout the month, we will regularly honor mothers around the world who inspire us. Today’s story comes from our staffer in Haiti, Catherine Hermantin, who recently met with moms in the city of Marchand Dessalines.  Haiti has the highest rates of infant, under-five and maternal mortality in the Western Hemisphere. But through collaboration with […]

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Preparing to Respond to North Texas Tornadoes

We've reached out to 17 of our 25  partners (yellow) located within 50 miles of tornado touchdowns (red).

Following a string of tornadoes that hit North Texas Wednesday night, Direct Relief has reached out to 17 clinic and health center partners near the affected areas and is prepared to respond to requests for medicines and supplies. At least 10 tornadoes touched down in the region, including an EF4 – the second-highest on the Fujita scale – that tore through the […]

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