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Palantir Expands Commitment to Help Improve Disaster Response

Direct Relief used Palantir technology before, during, and after Hurricane Sandy to assist those affected by the storm.

Direct Relief will continue to expand work with technology company, Palantir, as a result of a Commitment to Action announced at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting last week in which the company pledged to help aid organizations utilize Palantir technology to focus assistance where it is needed most before, during, and after emergencies. This commitment is the first of its […]

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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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2012 State Of The Safety Net Report

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Direct Relief’s release of the 2012 State of the Safety Net report is part of an ongoing effort to provide information and analytic insight on the nonprofit providers who serve a critical role in treating America’s most vulnerable patients. The second annual State of the Safety Net report is a snapshot of the efforts by a wide array of providers […]

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HIV Testing Milestone: 20 Million Tests Provided

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Today marks historic milestones for Abbott, The Abbott Fund and Direct Relief. Partnering together for over 10 years, 20 million rapid HIV tests have been distributed free of charge to HIV testing and counseling programs serving pregnant women and their families in 43 developing countries and more than 150,000 HIV cases have been prevented in children. Expanding HIV testing for pregnant women is an […]

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FedEx Honored for Emergency-prep Leadership

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In recognition of its work with Direct Relief to equip civilian volunteer Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) members with specially designed packs, FedEx Corp. today received the 2012 National Leadership and Partnership Award in Nashville, TN. The Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps, overseen by the U.S. Surgeon General, presented the award to FedEx for sponsoring the development and […]

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Community Unites for Joplin Memorial Walk

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This is a personal “From the Field” story by Direct Relief Employee Alivia Birdwell, Partner Liaison for USA Programs. May 22, 2012 marked the one year anniversary since the deadly tornado that struck Joplin, MO, devastating much of the community and resulting in the death of 161 people. One year later, the damage of the tornado is still apparent. However, while […]

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