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Volunteer Feature: GSK Pulse Program

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(As part of National Volunteer Week, we are profiling some of our volunteers each day this week. Our secpmd story focuses on GSK Pulse Program.) In 2009, GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceuticals (GSK), a long-time corporate product supporter of Direct Relief, launched the PULSE employee volunteering initiative. Employees are given an opportunity to use their professional skills and knowledge during a three- or six-month […]

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Volunteer Feature: Direct Relief Women

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(As part of National Volunteer Week, we are profiling some of our volunteers each day this week. Our third story focuses on Direct Relief Women.) Over the years the Santa Barbara CA based Direct Relief Women of more than 200 women have come together with three goals in mind – educate, engage and fundraise for Direct Relief. Putting together small […]

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Building Back Better in Haiti

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With assistance from Direct Relief International, Healing Hands for Haiti opened its doors Monday at the new Klinik Kay Kapab, Haiti’s largest physical rehabilitation center, offering comprehensive rehabilitation care for adults and children. Prior to the massive 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Healing Hands was the sole provider of prosthetics, orthotics, and related rehabilitative services in the country. The earthquake destroyed […]

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Haiti’s Largest Physical Rehabilitation Center Opens

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With assistance from Direct Relief International, Healing Hands for Haiti opened its doors Monday at the new Klinik Kay Kapab, Haiti’s largest physical rehabilitation center, offering comprehensive rehabilitation care for adults and children. Healing Hands for Haiti, which provides tailor-made prosthetics and orthotics, provides rehabilitation, and trains nurses and field technicians, has worked in Haiti for 12 years. Their facility […]

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Cyclone Daphne: Direct Relief Delivering Emergency Aid to Fiji

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Cyclone Daphne: Direct Relief Delivering Emergency Aid to Fiji Over $5 Million in Emergency Medicines Rushed to Help Flood-Ravaged Nation SANTA BARBARA, CA (April 6, 2012): To help people across the South Pacific nation of Fiji who have been impacted by Cyclone Daphne, Direct Relief is delivering specifically-requested medical aid to healthcare partners caring for persons injured and/or displaced by […]

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Fiji: Cyclone Daphne Shipment Sent

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A 53-foot truck filled to capacity with critically-needed medicines just left the Direct Relief warehouse and is on its way to partners in Fiji, where Cyclone Daphne has severely impacted the island nation. These medicines will be distributed to 8 hospitals, 40 health centers, and 16 nursing stations – all of which are providing medical care to people affected by […]

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