Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Who is Vulnerable During Hurricanes: 6 Things to Know

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Direct Relief engages in significant emergency preparedness and response efforts related to hurricanes and other natural events. The following list addresses several of the questions that often arise in hurricanes regarding who is most vulnerable, what to look for during, and background on the organization’s preparedness and response activities. 1.  Different risks arise from the natural environment, the built environment, […]

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Tropical Storm Isaac Threatens Haiti, Dominican Republic

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With Tropical Storm Isaac rapidly approaching Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Florida, Direct Relief’ activated it’s Emergency Response Team today, who is monitoring the storm and readying emergency supplies. Direct Relief has been in communication with its staff on the ground in Haiti, who are prepared and have standing stock ready to deploy if needed. In advance of this hurricane season, Direct Relief pre-positioned hurricane preparedness packs […]

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NorCal Clinic Receives Emergency Shipment as Ponderosa Fire Grows

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  Direct Relief  sent an emergency shipment to Shingleton Medical Center in response to the fires burning in Northern California. The Ponderosa Fire has scorched 12,000 acres and is threatening over 3,000 structures in Tehama and Shasta Counties. Candy Stockton, Medical Director at Shingleton Medical Center, reports that an estimated 40 to 60 percent of the clinic’s 2,400 patients live in […]

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Sikh Temple Shooting: Victim Relief Fund

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Direct Relief is working with members of the Sikh community and other community groups that have received charitable contributions to assist victims of the tragic August 5, 2012, mass shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. At the request of groups that have received charitable contributions in the aftermath of the profound tragedy, Direct Relief will […]

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Responding to Flooding in the Philippines

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In response to the recent and devastating flooding in the Philippines, Direct Relief is currently assessing needs and working with local in-country partners in the capital, Manila, and the surrounding areas after days of monsoon rains. More than 90 people have been confirmed dead and three million have been displaced. Government weather agencies predict further rainfall and flooding in Manila and northern provinces as tropical […]

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Responding to Colorado Wildfires

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As a result of the ongoing fires raging through Colorado, we have activated our emergency response efforts by reaching out to 13 partners that are community-based nonprofit health clinic partners near the areas affected by the High Park and Waldo Canyon wildfires. The fires have destroyed hundreds of homes and forced more than 30,000 people to evacuate in the last week. We […]

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