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1,000 Dignity Kits Readied for Women Awaiting Obstetric Fistula Repair

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One thousand Dignity Kits are ready to send to women around the world suffering from obstetric fistula thanks to the help of about three dozen Direct Relief Women volunteers who packed the kits Friday at Direct Relief headquarters in honor of International Women’s Day – March 8. Volunteer Molly Green came with her daughter and said it was very special […]

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Inspiring: Volunteer Edythe Turns 107!

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Direct Relief’s longest-serving volunteer, Edythe Kirchmaier, is celebrating her 107th birthday today – and still continuing her amazing legacy of service to others that began when she was a little girl knitting “cootie belts” for soldiers… during WWI. Every Tuesday, including this week, Edythe comes to Direct Relief to hand-write thank you notes to supporters, brightening the day of everyone […]

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Chief for a Day: Celebrating Edythe’s 107th Birthday

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A volunteer with Direct Relief for 40 years, Edythe Kirchmaier celebrated her upcoming 107th birthday at headquarters today surrounded by her family, friends, fellow volunteers, and members of the community. Edythe turns 107 on January 22, but wanted to celebrate on a Tuesday – the day she regularly comes to the office to help write thank you letters to supporters […]

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A Lifetime of Giving Back: Celebrating Edythe Kirchmaier at 107

Edythe has been giving back to others for much of her life, including 40 years at Direct Relief. Photo by Isaac Hernandez.

A 107th birthday is call enough for celebration, but what’s really extraordinary is the way Edythe Kirchmaier – Direct Relief’s volunteer of 40 years – has lived those 107 years. Born January 22, 1908, Edythe’s been serving others nearly her entire life. Helping Soldiers Abroad & People at Home During World War I Edythe’s commitment to others dates back to […]

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Ten Years Later: 2004 South Asian Earthquake and Tsunami

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This week — December 26, 2014 — commemorates the 10-year anniversary of the South Asian earthquake and tsunami, one of the most devastating natural disasters in recorded history. This unprecedented event affected populations in five time zones and 14 countries, killing over 225,000 people, injuring hundreds of thousands, leaving 1.7 million people homeless, and destroying infrastructure and livelihoods. As is often […]

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Next Up: Humanitarian UAVs (Drones) with Singularity University and Nethope

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In case you missed the most recent of the Nethope webinar series on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones), in which Direct Relief’s Director of Research and Analysis Andrew Schroeder facilitated a discussion with Esri on use of the ArcGIS platform for managing, processing, and sharing UAV data, a recording of the webinar is now line at the Nethope Solutions Center. In the webinar, Esri Technical Product Manager Cody Benkelman highlights […]

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