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Note from Missouri Highlands Health Care

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We received a nice letter from Missouri Highlands Health Care. We were granted permission to share: As the contact person from Missouri Highlands Health Care company to Direct Relief, I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Direct Relief USA for the wonderful contributions you have given to our uninsured patients for the year of 2011. Our diabetic patients […]

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Story: Renewal for Persons with Disabilities in Japan

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Submitted by Natsuho Shoji, Program Coordinator for AAR JAPAN “Before the Great East Japan Earthquake, 22 employees, including 6 persons with mental disorder and 5 persons with intellectual disabilities, had been working at “Nakata Sun Farm,” growing various kinds of herbs, making marketable products from the herbs, and selling them. The persons with disabilities (PWDs) were able to foster a […]

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Restoring Life

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By Carl Williams, Direct Relief Japan Recovery Coordinator While on a return trip through the broken and washed away city of Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture to meet with two nongovernmental organizations Direct Relief supports, I saw a familiar house on the other side of a huge ship grounded among immense piles of debris. It was a two-story house, which I remembered […]

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Back to Japan after the Quake

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By Carl Williams, Direct Relief Japan Recovery Coordinator While on a return trip through the broken and washed away city of Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture to meet with two nongovernmental organizations Direct Relief supports, I saw a familiar house on the other side of a huge ship grounded among immense piles of debris. It was a two-story house, which I remembered […]

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From The Field: Japan Recovery

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This is a personal “From the Field” story by Direct Relief Employee Jenny Hutain, Emergency Response Manager. September 11 marks the six-month anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. As we reach this milestone in the recovery process, Floyd Mori (Executive Director, Japanese American Citizens League), Bhupi Singh (Direct Relief’s COO/CFO), Carl Williams (Direct Relief’s Japan Disaster Relief Coordinator), and I […]

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Staff Story: A Door for an Ambulance

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This is a personal, From The Field story by Andrew McCalla, Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Manager. We arrived at the small medical clinic in Petit Trou de Nippes about five hours after we left Port-au-Prince that morning. The distance is only 75 miles but the unpaved roads, traffic, and small lakes and rivers we had to drive through to get […]

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