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U.S. Navy helps Direct Relief Deliver Aid to Haiti

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Recently, the U.S.Navy’s Project Handclasp reached out to Direct Relief and offered to transport materials to northern Haiti. Project Handclasp is a program that accepts and transports educational, humanitarian and goodwill material donated by America’s private sector on a space-available basis aboard U.S. Navy ships for distribution to foreign nation recipients. The catch? The items needed to be sent to […]

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Congratulations Worldwide Fistula Fund!

Worldwide Fistula Fund on opening their new fistula clinic in Danja, Niger

Congratulations to everyone at the Worldwide Fistula Fund on opening the Danja Fistula Center in Niger. Direct Relief worked closely with Danja Fistula Center surgeons and staff to arrange a donation of essential medical and surgical supplies needed to help the hospital to launch their program. Danja Fistula Center plans to provide up to 500 women per year with life-restoring surgery. The Executive Director […]

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Alabama Tornado Response

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In response to the recent tornadoes that struck Alabama, we reached out to our partner network in the affected areas. Three requests have been fulfilled for the American Diabetes Association who is coordinating relief efforts with public health officials of the Emergency Management Association in Jefferson County. Items that have been requested include personal care products, insulin syringes, nutritionals, test […]

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Direct Relief to Expand Vaccine Capacity in Haiti

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Santa Barbara, CA, January 10, 2012—Two years after the tragic 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, Direct Relief International today announced that it will significantly expand the vaccine-storage capacity in Haiti as part of its ongoing humanitarian health assistance efforts in the country. Over the past two years, Direct Relief has provided over 1,000 tons of life-saving medications and medical supplies […]

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Direct Relief International Receives $500,000 Year-end Donation

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SANTA BARBARA, CA. (December 28, 2011) — Direct Relief International received a welcome year-end boost with a $500,000 contribution from an individual investor that previously supported the organization’s Direct Relief USA program, which has become the largest nonprofit program in the country providing free medications to low-income, uninsured people and the only such program operating in all 50 U.S. states. […]

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Community Grants Support Health Worker Training and Therapy Program

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To help the people of Haiti recover from the devastating effects of the earthquake in 2010, Direct Relief made targeted grants to several small, grassroots organizations assisting their communities, including these two organizations, Solidarite Haitienne and Bureau de Doleances Social. Solidarite Haitienne is a grassroots foundation created by a group of residents living in the Christ Roi neighborhood of Port-au-Prince.  […]

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