Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Sandy-Battered Health Center Receives $150,000 Grant to Aid Recovery

Direct Relief's Kerri Murray was on hand to present Ryan-NENA staff with a $150,000 grant to help their continued Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts.

Direct Relief was on site at the Ryan-NENA Community Health Center in Manhattan’s Lower East Side this morning to present a $150,000 grant to help the center boost recovery efforts and continue providing essential primary health services for residents in the community. “This grant award means we can go forward continuing to care for people on the Lower East Side and […]

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Update: Colorado Wildfires Response

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In response to several major wildfires in Colorado, Direct Relief has shipped 14 deliveries of critical medicines and medical supplies to three health centers treating people affected by the smoke and flames. During the Black Forest Fire, Mission Medical Clinic and Open Bible Medical Clinic – both in Colorado Springs – expanded their care under the emergency circumstances to help treat […]

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Readying Response to Landslides, Flooding in India and Nepal

Direct Relief is monitoring the flooding using Palantir technology. Purple areas show affected states, red shows areas where landslides and flooding have occurred.

In response to the heavy rains and flooding battering northern India and Nepal over the past week, Direct Relief has reached out to six of its health center partners to offer medical assistance for people affected. The monsoon rains and subsequent flooding are feared to have killed up to 1,000 people, stranded more than 70,000 people, and have caused massive […]

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Responding to the Black Forest Fire in Colorado

Smoke from the Black Forest Fire can post serious health threats. Photo: Natalie Pate, Direct Relief intern.

Direct Relief’s Emergency Response team has reached out to its health center and clinic partners near the Black Forest Fire burning near Colorado Springs, Colorado and has stock of fire-related medical supplies ready to deploy from its warehouse. The growing fire, which has consumed 15,000 acres and has destroyed at least 360 homes – the most ever in a Colorado […]

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Update: Oklahoma Tornado Response Continues

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Nearly three weeks after the devastating tornadoes initially hit the Oklahoma City area – followed by continued storms, severe flooding and the widest tornado in U.S. history - Direct Relief’s emergency response team continues to get critical medicines and medical supplies to people affected. With the Moore Medical Center completely destroyed by the tornado,  Direct Relief’s local network of community health care […]

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Collaborating with Palantir, Team Rubicon to Help Oklahomans in Need

Andrew MacCalla (center) works with Team Rubicon on the ground in Moore, Okla. to conduct assessments and better help people in need.

To effectively help people following a disaster like the tornado that devastated Moore, Oklahoma, emergency responders need good coordination and comprehensive information. It’s clear that people need food, water, shelter and health care, but which people? And where are they? And who has the most urgent need? That’s why Direct Relief teamed up with Palantir Technologies and veteran volunteer organization, […]

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