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Google’s Eric Schmidt Visits Direct Relief

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Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt visited Direct Relief’s warehouse headquarters last week with CNN and Newsweek journalist Fareed Zakaria to review how the organization’s use of information technology is being applied to humanitarian health programs and emergency preparedness and response. Under Schmidt’s tenure as Google CEO, from which he recently stepped down from to become Executive Chairman, the technology company […]

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FedEx Enables Direct Relief International to Deliver Severe Weather Relief Aid

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Santa Barbara, CA – As Direct Relief continues its response efforts to people affected by severe weather across the southeastern U.S., FedEx has donated increased shipping capability to ensure shipments of emergency medical supplies are delivered quickly to the health clinics and shelters that have requested aid. With the help of FedEx and their donation to cover all shipping costs […]

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Tornadoes: Direct Relief Delivers Aid to Affected Areas

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SANTA BARBARA, CA – To help people across the southeastern U.S. who have lost their homes or been injured in tornadoes and other severe weather, Direct Relief USA is delivering specifically requested medical aid to clinics and shelters throughout the south. Direct Relief is the only nonprofit organization licensed to distribute prescription medications in all 50 states and maintains an […]

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Japan Response: Expanded Effort Targets Hardest Hit Areas

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Santa Barbara, CA and Washington, D.C.—The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and Direct Relief International today announced an additional $1 million in grants to five Japanese nonprofit groups coordinating relief efforts and providing services for the most vulnerable people affected by the earthquake and tsunami. $1 million in cash from the JACL-Direct Relief Japan Relief and Recovery Fund will be […]

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Wasserman Foundation Donates $100,000 to Japan Relief

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Santa Barbara, CA—Direct Relief International, a leading medical relief organization, today announced that the Wasserman Foundation has donated $100,000 to its Japan Relief and Recovery Fund, established in partnership with the Japanese American Citizens League. The donation will help thousands of displaced Japanese citizens receive medical care, food, kerosene, sleeping bags, warm clothes and hygiene supplies in 20 care centers. […]

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Speaker Pérez, Direct Relief and Japanese American Citizens League Unveil Aid to Japan

SACRAMENTO, CA (March 24, 2011): Today, Speaker John A. Pérez and the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus joined Direct Relief International — California’s largest international nonprofit — and the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) to detail the efforts being mobilized by public and private entities in California to help the people of Japan. Representatives from Cost Plus World Market and […]

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