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Ellen DeGeneres to Edythe: What’s your secret?

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“If I tell, it then it won’t be a secret!” That was Direct Relief’s beloved volunteer, Edythe Kirchmaier, in response to talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres trying to get to the bottom of how Edythe has made it to 105 years old. Earlier this week, we celebrated Edythe’s birthday. The response has been tremendous and already thousands of people from across […]

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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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Milwaukee Students Learn About Health in Haiti

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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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Milwaukee Students Raise $22,000 for Haiti

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In the midst of responding to those affected by Hurricane Sandy in the U.S. and in the Caribbean, Direct Relief received a check in the mail from the former seventh grade class at Milwaukee Jewish Day School, who collectively raised $22,000 in the last school year for medical aid in Haiti. Direct Relief received a majority of votes tallied in an […]

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