Archive for the Emergency Response Category

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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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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Grant Helps Treat Over 24,000 Patients in Flooded Pakistan

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Direct Relief’s  emergency grant to Murshid Hospital and Health Care Centre in Pakistan funded the purchase of $25,000 in medicines and medical supplies to treat an estimated 24,100 people  affected by the severe flooding this year.  Haamid Jaffer, director of Murshid Hospital and Health Care Centres, wrote in an email, “The affected areas have not been helped to the extent […]

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Zynga Game Network Supports Tornado Recovery

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To help people across the southeastern U.S. who have lost their homes or been injured in tornadoes and other severe weather, Direct Relief USA and Zynga are working together to provide medical aid to clinics and shelters throughout the south. Here’s what Direct Relief has done to help so far: FedEx overnighted emergency aid to North Carolina and Arkansas for people living in […]

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Direct Relief Sending Eight Emergency Shipments for Flood Relief in Central America

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This week Direct Relief is shipping eight (8) shipments of emergency supplies to key partners responding to the severe flooding in Central America.  FUSAL in El Salvador, American Nicaraguan Foundation (ANF) in Nicaragua, Caritas de Guatemala in Guatemala and Project Global Village (PAG) in Honduras will each receive one air shipment of the most critically-needed essential pharmaceuticals and supplies, followed by a […]

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Abbott Donates Aid for Flood Affected in Pakistan

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To expedite aid for people affected by flooding in Pakistan, longtime Direct Relief supporter Abbott is donating critically needed nutritional products directly from its facilities in Pakistan. Abbott products Pedialyte and Ensure are being delivered direct to Direct Relief’s partner, Murshid Hospital, in Karachi, which is caring for flood-affected populations. The urgent consignment will provide 1,000 bottles of Pedialyte oral […]

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