Emergency Response

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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Community Unites for Joplin Memorial Walk

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This is a personal “From the Field” story by Direct Relief Employee Alivia Birdwell, Partner Liaison for USA Programs. May 22, 2012 marked the one year anniversary since the deadly tornado that struck Joplin, MO, devastating much of the community and resulting in the death of 161 people. One year later, the damage of the tornado is still apparent. However, while […]

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Kenyan Partner Receives Emergency Shipment for Famine Relief

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Women and Health Alliance (WAHA) International in Kenya received an emergency shipment of medicines and medical supplies from Direct Relief last week. The pharmaceuticals and medical supplies were specifically requested to support maternal and child health care at Dadaab Hospital, where the famine and humanitarian health crisis continues to affect residents and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP). The 10,000-pound shipment included […]

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