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Hurricane Sandy: New Yorkers in Need Receive Urgent Supplies

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This morning, members of the Direct Relief community visited partner clinics in and near New York City to help deliver urgently requested nutritional supplies and personal care items to New Yorkers – many of whom still have no electricity, heat, hot water, or refrigeration. The team arrived to a steady flow of patients as the William F. Ryan – NENA […]

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NYC Ryan-NENA Health Center Gives Health & Hope After Sandy

Ryan-NENA Executive Director, Kathy Gruber, discusses the health center's efforts to provide health care for those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

While most of the Lower East Side of Manhattan was plunged into darkness last week after Hurricane Sandy, the William F. Ryan – NENA Community Health Center remained a beacon of light, providing hope and stability for their patients in the surrounding community. “They’ve been life savers; they help me so much with everything. If I’m ever in a crisis, […]

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Hurricane Sandy: When Personal Meets Professional

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Our wonderful GlaxoSmithKline PULSE volunteer, Carmen Lennon, has been helping our communication efforts during her six month assignment at our Santa Barbara headquarters. Born and raised in Philadelphia, many of her family and close friends have been affected by Hurricane Sandy.  She graciously agreed to share her perspective with us on relief and recovery efforts and its close ties to home.  In […]

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How Big Data Analysis Guides Hurricane Sandy Response

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As the response to Hurricane Sandy enters its fifth day, Direct Relief helps safety net healthcare centers get back on their feet in part through big data analysis of a range of relevant, dynamic data sources. Our team understands that accurate and effective public health emergency response demands deep understanding of the context and the details of chaotic situations. The […]

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Direct Relief Increases Commitment to Sandy Relief to $1 Million Cash

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$25 million in medical material also available; FedEx makes initial deliveries  of nutritional products for nonprofit health center patients in NYC SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Nov. 3 – Direct Relief has increased its financial commitment of cash to $1 million from its original $250,000 after receiving financial contributions totaling more than $500,000 for Hurricane Sandy over the past 48 hours. The […]

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Milwaukee Students Raise $22,000 for Haiti

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In the midst of responding to those affected by Hurricane Sandy in the U.S. and in the Caribbean, Direct Relief received a check in the mail from the former seventh grade class at Milwaukee Jewish Day School, who collectively raised $22,000 in the last school year for medical aid in Haiti. Direct Relief received a majority of votes tallied in an […]

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