Milestones, Awards & Launches

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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How Are Things Going in Haiti?

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I’ve been asked this question countless times over the past five years and have never once felt I’ve been able to answer it correctly. Any two rational people who have worked in Haiti since the quake could come up with two completely different, but altogether correct answers. The cynical answer might go something like this: It’s still bad. The last […]

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Five Years After Quake, Committed to Improving Health in Haiti

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Five years ago, people like you stepped up to help the millions of people affected by the most destructive earthquake in Haiti’s history, where Direct Relief and many others are still working to improve conditions for thousands of people left vulnerable. Progress has been made. Lost amid the negative headlines are the ample stories of hope the Direct Relief team […]

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Reflections on the 2014 UN Global Humanitarian Policy Forum

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Each year, the policy analysis and innovation section of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) blocks off the first week of December to gather at UN headquarters a broad range of UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academics and others for an intensive three-day reflection on the state of the global humanitarian system and its possible […]

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Ten of the Best Charities Everyone’s Heard Of

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Direct Relief Tops Charity Navigator’s List SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 10, 2014 /Direct Relief/ — Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator, has ranked Direct Relief No. 1 on its list of “Ten of the Best Charities Everyone’s Heard Of.” Charity Navigator, which helps inform intelligent giving decisions through objective ratings and in-depth analysis of U.S. charities, based the top ten […]

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Your Vote Needed: Help People in the U.S. Access Health Care

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Direct Relief is eligible for a $100,000 grant through Hospira’s (Mission: Care)2  program but we need your vote! These funds will support our 1,200 safety net health center and clinic partners in all 50 U.S. states who help people access the medical care they need. >>You can vote here for Direct Relief and watch our video about the safety net […]

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