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Volunteer Spotlight: A Swedish Wonder Woman

Ingrid Lindgren has volunteered at Direct Relief for 15 years.

In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 21-27, 2013), Direct Relief is highlighting dedicated volunteers who help make the work possible. Check back each day this week to learn about some of the wonderful people behind the scenes. For Ingrid Lindgren, the past 15 years of volunteering at Direct Relief have not only been full of good times but also […]

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California Sixth Grader Helps Improve the Lives of People in Need

Iselle and her baby brother who inspired her project pose outside Direct Relief's warehouse while delivering orthopedic supplies she collected.

Not every sixth grader dreams of their school project moving beyond the classroom. But for Iselle Santiago, what started as a simple homework assignment will now help people in need around the world. Iselle came to our headquarters today to deliver orthopedic supplies she began collecting earlier this week as part of her assignment to “think of a plan to change […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day

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For Valentine’s Day, our artist friends Christine Hostetler and Mark Semegen surprised us with this sweet video. Click the link to give the gift of health and hope this Valentine’s Day: http://j.mp/V1okRt

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Ellen DeGeneres to Edythe: What’s your secret?

Edythe with Cake

“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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