Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Preparing to Respond to North Texas Tornadoes

We've reached out to 17 of our 25  partners (yellow) located within 50 miles of tornado touchdowns (red).

Following a string of tornadoes that hit North Texas Wednesday night, Direct Relief has reached out to 17 clinic and health center partners near the affected areas and is prepared to respond to requests for medicines and supplies. At least 10 tornadoes touched down in the region, including an EF4 – the second-highest on the Fujita scale – that tore through the […]

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Monitoring Partners Near Bay of Bengal as Cyclone Mahasen Approaches

Direct Relief's Emergency Team is using Palantir technology to monitor its health center partners (shown in yellow) in relation to Cyclone Mahasen's path.

As Cyclone Mahasen moves over the Bay of Bengal toward the coast of Bangladesh and Myanmar, Direct Relief is reaching out to its health center partners located in the storm’s projected path and is preparing to respond to urgent requests. The cyclone – which is expected to make landfall Thursday – has already brought heavy rains to Sri Lanka, causing […]

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Breezy Point Volunteer Firefighters Receive Emergency Packs, $10,000 to Rebuild After Sandy

Direct Relief President and CEO, Thomas Tighe, presents a check to the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department.

Direct Relief, Good Morning America Help First Responders Prepare for Emergency  SANTA BARBARA, Calif. , May 7– Humanitarian organization, Direct Relief, equipped the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department with an Emergency Pack for each of its 25 volunteer firefighters as well as donated $10,000 to rebuild their fire house earlier today on Good Morning America. The initiative is part of […]

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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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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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Prepared to Respond to Flooding in the Midwest

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In response to recent flooding in the Midwest – and specifically in Illinois, where today Governor Pat Quinn declared a state of emergency – Direct Relief is in communication with its clinical partner network and is prepared to respond to urgent requests. Through the use of software from technology partner Palantir and flash flood warning zone data from the National Weather Service,  Direct Relief identified […]

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