Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Direct Relief Offering Assistance in Response to Vanuatu Earthquake Today

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Direct Relief International has reached out to its contacts at the Ministry of Health in Vanuatu to offer assistance following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake today. Damage and injury reports are being collected, as the quake struck at 4 a.m. local time, news sources say. Basic medical material is desperately needed in the island nation northeast of Australia, based on a needs list Direct Relief […]

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Update: Direct Relief Increases Healing Hands for Haiti Grant to $275,000

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Following meetings at Direct Relief International’s headquarters yesterday and today, the organization has increased grant funding to Healing Hands for Haiti International (HHHI) to $275,000. This partner’s excellent work in caring for people in need in Haiti and its loss of facilities during the January earthquake have inspired the increase in grant funding, which will support the operation of temporary […]

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Direct Relief International Grants $160,000 to Healing Hands for Haiti

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Reflecting a strong commitment to long-term recovery in Haiti, Direct Relief International is granting $160,000 to Healing Hands for Haiti International (HHHI), whose facilities were damaged or destroyed during the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in January. The grant will allow HHHI to operate a temporary facility for a year while it rebuilds its facilities. The temporary space will be fully functional to support […]

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Direct Relief International Teams Up with Music for Relief

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Santa Barbara, CA (May 21, 2010) – Music for Relief has teamed up with Direct Relief International to provide grants of up to $25,000 to small Haiti-based nonprofit organizations working in education and reconstruction in Haiti. The funds will allow groups working in their communities long before the earthquake struck to continue to serve the people in greatest need. Direct Relief […]

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Direct Relief Offers Medical Aid in Response to Record Flooding in Tennessee

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Direct Relief USA is tapping into its standing inventory to equip partner clinics in Tennessee with medical aid needed following record flooding this month. Direct Relief’s emergency response team is coordinating efforts with national and state clinic associations, including the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and the Tennessee Primary Care Association (TPCA) to determine and fill needs. According to Mollie […]

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$125,000 in Community Grant Funds Announced Today

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Direct Relief today announced the first five grants from its $500,000 Community Grant Fund, which the organization established to enable Haitian nongovernmental organizations and community groups to access financial resources.  Five grants totaling $125,000 are being awarded today. These grants are intended primarily to assist local groups working in Haiti before the earthquake which incurred exceptional costs responding to the […]

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