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Happy 105th Birthday, Edythe!

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This morning, Direct Relief celebrated one of its longest-serving volunteers, Edythe Kirchmaier, who turned a remarkable 105 years young. Even today, Edythe continues to volunteer at Direct Relief as she has been for the past 40 years, committed to the mission of improving the health and lives of those in need around the world. Edythe’s wish for her birthday is to inspire the world […]

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Light a Candle for Edythe on Her 105th!

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Every Tuesday morning a bright-eyed spunky woman drives to Direct Relief and energetically leads a team of volunteers. Although all of our volunteers are very special, there is one incredible thing about Edythe Kirchmaier – she is about to turn 105. Edythe has been serving others for more than a century, 40 years of which have been as a volunteer […]

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Bacara Resort & Spa Finds Unique Way to Help People in Need

Photo courtesy of Bacara Resort and Spa.

Hundreds of people affected by Superstorm Sandy will receive basic care items this holiday season thanks to the generosity of guests staying at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara. While the luxury hotel has an established history of advancing Direct Relief’s mission, General Manager, Kathleen Cochran wanted to do more after seeing the needs of those left without […]

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GSK PULSE Volunteer Delivers Sustainable Change

GSK Pulse Volunteer, Carmen Lennon. Photo courtesy of Isaac Hernandez.

On Friday, Direct Relief staff bid farewell to Carmen Lennon, a GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) PULSE volunteer, who will return to Philadelphia after six months on assignment at Direct Relief headquarters. Since June, Carmen has been an invaluable part of Direct Relief, providing both professional advice and humor every day. Carmen came to Santa Barbara as a part of the GSK PULSE […]

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Milwaukee Students Learn About Health in Haiti

Milwaukee Jewish Day School students pose with their certificates.

Direct Relief staff were on a Skype call yesterday with the 8th grade class from Milwaukee Jewish Day School (MJDS) to personally thank them for raising $22,000 to help improve the health and lives of people in Haiti and to update them on Direct Relief’s work in the country. “It is extraordinary what all of you did. Just heartwarming and inspirational to […]

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Local Volunteers Help Neighbors in Need This Holiday Season

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This morning about 100 volunteers came to Direct Relief International’s warehouse to assemble 3,000 Personal Care Packs for local people in need. Direct Relief’s Personal Care Packs contain basic hygiene items like lotion, soap, shampoo, facial cleanser, hairbrushes, combs, tooth brushes, tooth paste, dental hygiene items, basic first aid supplies and other assorted toiletries. Volunteers of all ages helped pack […]

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