Emergency Response

Assistance offered to Storm Affected Areas.

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Direct Relief USA today activated emergency-response efforts in response to the powerful Midwest storms that produced several tornadoes from Kansas to Kentucky, affecting dozens of communities and leaving nine people dead. Direct Relief USA offered immediate assistance to 50 nonprofit clinic and health center partners in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, and Kentucky and also through the National Association of Community Health […]

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Story: Renewal for Persons with Disabilities in Japan

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Submitted by Natsuho Shoji, Program Coordinator for AAR JAPAN “Before the Great East Japan Earthquake, 22 employees, including 6 persons with mental disorder and 5 persons with intellectual disabilities, had been working at “Nakata Sun Farm,” growing various kinds of herbs, making marketable products from the herbs, and selling them. The persons with disabilities (PWDs) were able to foster a […]

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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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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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