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Direct Relief Ranked 100% Efficient in Fundraising by Forbes

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (November 24, 2010)—Direct Relief International has received a perfect score of 100 percent in fundraising efficiency from Forbes, according to a special report on “America’s 200 Largest Charities.” This new rating continues a nine-year period during which Direct Relief has earned a fundraising efficiency score of 99 percent or better, with the organization receiving a perfect score […]

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Grant from The California Wellness Foundation to Expand Safety Net Healthcare Program in LA County

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Santa Barbara, CA (November 17, 2010) — Direct Relief International has received a grant totaling $175,000 from The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF) to fund the expansion of Direct Relief USA’s programs in Los Angeles County. Direct Relief USA is the largest and only nonprofit program of its kind to distribute donated medicines and medical supplies free of charge to community clinics and health centers […]

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Delivering Urgently Needed Medical Aid to Fight Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

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Santa Barbara, CA, (October 22, 2010)—Direct Relief International is delivering urgently needed medical aid to its partners in Haiti responding to the fast-moving cholera outbreak. Partner health facilities and news reports have indicated that more than 140 people have already died in the few days since the outbreak began. While the outbreak is currently in the central plateau, about 60 […]

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Midmark and Direct Relief Celebrate Milestones

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Midmark Corporation and Direct Relief International today announced two milestones in equipment donations. By partnering in a long-term donation program, the organizations have donated more than 3,000 sterilizers and 6,000 exam tables to more than 71 medical facilities in 35 countries. Direct Relief, a California-based nonprofit organization, provides critically needed equipment, supplies and medicines to local healthcare providers worldwide. Assistance […]

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Direct Relief Presents Former First Lady and Foreign Minister of Somaliland

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On Thursday, October 7 at 7 p.m., Direct Relief International with the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies and the Human Rights Group at UCSB will present a free talk entitled, “Human Rights and Women’s Health” with Edna Adan Ismail, the former First Lady and Foreign Minister of Somaliland at UCSB’s Campbell Hall.  The talk is open to all […]

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FedEx Joins with Direct Relief to Equip Ventura County Medical Reserve Corps

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Santa Barbara, CA, (September 15, 2010)—With a donation of $50,000 from FedEx, Direct Relief International is equipping the Ventura County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) with 125 customized backpacks stocked with emergency medical supplies and equipment to enable trained, credentialed, volunteer MRC medical personnel to respond immediately and effectively during local disasters. Today, Direct Relief is presenting Shane O’Connor, Program Advisor […]

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