Emergency Response

Direct Relief Overnights Emergency Aid to Arkansas Following Worst Ice Storm in Decades


To aid residents affected by the recent ice storms, Direct Relief International sent 1,500 personal care packs via FedEx to health center partners in northern Arkansas in the first wave of emergency assistance. A state of emergency was declared January 28 in 48 counties in Arkansas, where ice storms have downed trees and caused massive power and water outages to 310,000 […]

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Gaza: Direct Relief Providing Support for Clinics, Hospitals


Direct Relief International is working with colleague nonprofit organization American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) to provide humanitarian assistance in Gaza. Direct Relief today released six tons of essential medicines, supplies, and durable medical equipment valued at $323,972 (wholesale) for use in clinics and hospitals throughout Gaza as well as facilities supported by ANERA in the West Bank. The specifically […]

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Direct Relief Provides $12,000 in Grants to Tea Fire Victims


Direct Relief International has approved cash grants totaling $12,000 to residents affected by the devastating November 2008 Tea Fire, which destroyed 210 homes in the foothills of Santa Barbara and Montecito. The grants are being paid with designated contributions Direct Relief received to support Tea Fire victims. Aid recipients were identified through the Tea Fire Long Term Recovery Committee, an […]

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QAD Makes Computer Workstations Available for Tea Fire Residents


For Santa Barbara and Montecito residents who lost their home offices in the Tea Fire, QAD has made a generous in-kind donation through Direct Relief International of temporary computer workstations at QAD’s headquarters in Summerland. Between 20 and 30 temporary workstations outfitted with Internet-accessible laptop computers will be available to applicants on a first come, first served basis. The work […]

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Further Medical Assistance Provided to LA, Orange County Clinic Partners

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Image Courtesy of Wikimedia CommonsTo assist Los Angeles and Orange County clinics respond to those affected by the Sayre Fire, Direct Relief has sent over $70,000 worth of specifically requested medical material aid to community clinics over 18 shipments since Saturday. The contents of these shipments were focused particularly on respiratory problems reported by these partner clinics and their patients. […]

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Respiratory Conditions a Concern as Sayre Fire Scorches 20,000 Acres

Tea Fire N95 Mask Distribution

Working into the early morning hours today, Direct Relief staff completed six shipments of medical material aid to partner clinics in Oxnard, Tarzana, Garden Grove, and Los Angeles in response to the Sayre Fire. The shipments contain inhalers and N-95 particulate respirators, valued at more than $20,000 (wholesale), and will arrive Monday morning via FedEx, which donated its services. Like the Tea […]

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