Emergency Response

Reaching Out to Partners Treating People Affected by Texas Wildfires

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To assist people affected by some of the worst wildfires Texas has seen, Direct Relief USA has reached out to partner clinics throughout the state to offer emergency medical aid for their patients in need. With more than 1.5 million acres burned, Governor Rick Perry has requested a Major Disaster Declaration be proclaimed for Texas which is also in a state of drought, according to Reuters. […]

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Japan Response: Expanded Effort Targets Hardest Hit Areas

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Santa Barbara, CA and Washington, D.C.—The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and Direct Relief International today announced an additional $1 million in grants to five Japanese nonprofit groups coordinating relief efforts and providing services for the most vulnerable people affected by the earthquake and tsunami. $1 million in cash from the JACL-Direct Relief Japan Relief and Recovery Fund will be […]

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Speaker Pérez, Direct Relief and Japanese American Citizens League Unveil Aid to Japan

SACRAMENTO, CA (March 24, 2011): Today, Speaker John A. Pérez and the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus joined Direct Relief International — California’s largest international nonprofit — and the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) to detail the efforts being mobilized by public and private entities in California to help the people of Japan. Representatives from Cost Plus World Market and […]

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Direct Relief Reaching Out to Partners Responding to Flooding in Bolivia

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Direct Relief International is reaching out to partners in Bolivia to offer assistance in the wake of extensive flooding in Rurrenabaque. News reports indicate that 52 people have died in the flooding and several villages are heavily flooded in the departments of La Paz, Beni, and Cochabamba after about a month of rain. Direct Relief’s team is in contact with […]

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Chile Earthquake: One Year Later

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The 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Chile on February 27, 2010 was the fifth largest in the world since 1900. It left 500 people dead and approximately 1.5 million people homeless. To help people injured in and affected by the quake, Direct Relief has provided approximately $620,500 (wholesale) worth of medical and surgical supplies, nutritional products, personal care items, and blankets […]

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Direct Relief Grants $75,000 to Three Grassroots Groups in Haiti

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Direct Relief International has recently granted an additional $75,000 to three new grassroots groups in Haiti who are instrumental in helping their communities recover from the effects of the devastating earthquake in January 2010. The total granted to similar groups now tops $632,000. For a complete list of grantees, click here. The recent grantees are: Association of the Peasants of […]

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