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Update: California Wildfire Response

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With three major wildfires continuing to blaze across more than 25,000 acres in California, Direct Relief is in contact with a wide-array of support agencies including its clinic partner network, county public health departments, Medical Reserve Corps units, and the Red Cross. Friday afternoon, Direct Relief issued an emergency offer of assistance to 60 clinics and health centers in Tehama, Ventura, Los Angeles, San […]

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Direct Relief Readies Response to Southern California Wildfires

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Reaching out to clinic partners in the nearby areas and readying fire-related inventory SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 2– In response to fast-moving brush fires that erupted in Southern California over the last 24 hours, Direct Relief activated its Emergency Response Team, who has been coordinating with state and local officials as well as its clinic and health center partners. The […]

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Ready to Respond to Southern California Wildfires

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In response to fast-moving brush fires that erupted in Southern California Wednesday night and Thursday morning, Direct Relief is reaching out to partners in the nearby areas and readying its fire-related inventory. The emergency response team is in touch with its health center partners located near the affected areas while also preparing its stock of masks, inhalers, nebulizers and other […]

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Honor a Mom in Your Life: Give a Safe Birth This Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day begins with a safe birth. But every two minutes a woman dies from complications during pregnancy or childbirth – taking more than 250,000 lives each year. Accompanied by a trained and equipped professional, many of these women can be saved. That’s why Direct Relief supports midwives who are helping mothers in need access vital care and are the […]

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Notes from the Field: Dominican Republic

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On my most recent trip to Haiti to continue Direct Relief’s extensive work supporting more than 115 hospitals and clinics throughout the country, I had the opportunity to cross the border into the Dominican Republic and visit two amazing Direct Relief recipients who are supporting the most needy patients in their communities with quality medical care. Fundacion Solidaria del Divino […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: The Cursive Crew

Ann (left) and Dolores (right) smile during a Tuesday morning letter-writing session.

(Part 4/4) In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 21-27, 2013), Direct Relief has highlighted dedicated volunteers who help make the work possible. Learn about some of the wonderful people behind the scenes. While 105-year-old Edythe Kirchmaier is perhaps our most well-known volunteer, she rarely works alone. Each Tuesday morning Dolores Marso and Ann Pless join her in hand-writing thank you […]

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