Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Direct Relief Makes $250,00 Available to U.S. Gulf Coast’s Medical “Safety Net”

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Direct Relief International today announced it has committed $250,000 in special hurricane response funds to assist the medical “safety net” – nonprofit clinics, community health centers, and alternate care sites at evacuation and shelter areas – along the U.S. Gulf Coast in response to Hurricane Gustav, which is expected to make landfall Monday. “We think it’s important to make these […]

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On Katrina Anniversary, Direct Relief Preparing Clinics for Gustav

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With Hurricane Gustav poised to strike the U.S. Gulf Coast after claiming lives in the Caribbean, humanitarian medical aid organization Direct Relief International is sending additional relief materials to complement its pre-positioned hurricane preparedness materials distributed in high-risk areas. Today, shipments of specifically requested emergency medical materials were sent to: David Raines Community Health Center of Shreveport, Louisiana; Morehouse Community […]

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Direct Relief Offers Emergency Aid in Wake of Gustav

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Direct Relief has offered emergency assistance to help the people of Haiti and Jamaica recover from the devastation left by Tropical Storm Gustav. As needs are identified with local partner organizations in country, Direct Relief will deliver requested medical aid to Haiti, where Gustav has caused extensive flooding and 51 deaths. Landslides in neighboring Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola, […]

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Texas Partner Clinics Grateful for Hurricane Packs, Additional Aid

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Hurricane Dolly was downgraded to a tropical cyclone soon after its landfall July 24, but its impact was still major for clinics in southern Texas. The town of Harlingen was especially hard hit, according to on-the-ground reports from Direct Relief clinic partners there. The Guadalupe Health Center, directly in Dolly’s path, sustained significant damage. It was forced to close for […]

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Recent Cash Infusion Supports Clinics and Grassroots Recovery

As the recovery effort continues in Myanmar (also known as Burma) almost two months after Cyclone Nargis destroyed villages and upended lives, Direct Relief has provided an additional $283,000 in cash assistance to support clinics treating at-risk populations and to bolster grassroots community recovery efforts. Based on relationships established by staff in country to assess needs in the days following […]

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Direct Relief Hurricane Response Packs Enroute to Texas in Dolly’s Wake

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As slow-moving Hurricane Dolly blasted flooding rain and high winds across southern Texas, Direct Relief International has dispatched hurricane response packs to five safety-net clinics in Texas. The clinics, our long-standing and trusted partners, treat underserved populations and are well versed in emergency response. The hurricane response packs contain necessary medical products for a 72-hour period of patient treatment for […]

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