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Santa Barbara Community Invited to Join New York Native, Billy Baldwin, in Helping Sandy Survivors

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Nov. 22:  Locals to assemble 1,000 Personal Care Packs Thanksgiving morning at Direct Relief warehouse in Goleta SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Nov. 16 – From 9 to 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22), the Santa Barbara community is invited to join Billy Baldwin and Direct Relief in packing 1,000 personal care kits filled with basic hygiene items for those affected […]

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Emergency Team Participates in Statewide Preparedness Exercise

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While actively responding to disasters elsewhere, Direct Relief prepared for disasters closer to home this week by participating in the 2012 Statewide Medical and Health Training and Exercise program with the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and local hospitals and clinics.  Simulating a large earthquake in the Santa Barbara area, Direct Relief responded to resource requests for medical supplies and shelter supplies. As part of the […]

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Delivering Essential Post-Sandy Nutritionals In Newark, NJ

People affected by Hurricane Sandy received nutritional supplies at Newark Community Health Center on Tuesday.

Direct Relief was on the ground, responding to urgent requests for nutritional and medical supplies in Newark, New Jersey shortly after the area witnessed devastation from Hurricane Sandy. Flooding, power outages, transportation disruptions, fuel shortages, and cold temperatures played havoc with the health and well-being of large numbers of people from all walks of life. Newark Community Health Centers, Inc (NCHC), one of Direct […]

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New Partnership Helps Children With Diabetes Worldwide Access Care

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On this World Diabetes Day, Direct Relief is pleased to announce a new collaboration with LifeScan, a medical product manufacturing company and corporate partner, in support of an extraordinary children’s diabetes support program, Life for a Child. Founded in 2001 with support from the Australian Diabetes Council and HOPE Worldwide, the International Diabetes Federation’s Life for a Child (LFAC) program […]

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Aid Continues to East Coast Health Centers Affected by Sandy

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As of today, Direct Relief has shipped more than 15,000 pounds of relief supplies, such as antibiotics, nutritionals, personal care products, vaccines and chronic care medicines,  to 17 providers affected by Sandy in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania who focus on treating the most vulnerable people in their communities. In total, nearly two dozen shipments valued at close to $500,000 are […]

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Restoring Health Care Services for New York Families in Need

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Direct Relief helped restore access to health care services for New York families in need last week by connecting The Floating Hospital with emergency fuel rations. The organization – which cares for about 80 percent of the homeless families in New York City, including the majority of homeless children – lost electrical power, phones and internet communications in the wake […]

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