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JACL and Direct Relief Provide $400,000 for Emergency Humanitarian Efforts

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Funds to the Association for Aid and Relief Japan will assist displaced people who are disabled and elderly March 21, 2011, (Santa Barbara)—Direct Relief International and the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) today made an initial cash transfer of $400,000 from its jointly established Japan Relief and Recovery Fund to Association for Aid and Relief Japan (AAR Japan), a 31-year-old […]

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Japanese American Citizens League, Direct Relief International Join Together for Japan Relief

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The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and Direct Relief International today announced a collaboration to support relief and recovery efforts in Japan – the formation of the Japan Relief and Recovery Fund. JACL, which was founded in 1929, is the oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in the United States and also operates one of its 112 chapters […]

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Direct Relief USA Launches Interactive Medical Aid Distribution Map

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December 16, 2010 (Santa Barbara, CA)—Direct Relief International launched today its Direct Relief USA Online Medical Aid Distribution Map, featuring a plotted distribution of more than 1,000 clinics and health centers that receive donated pharmaceuticals and medical supplies.  In addition, interactive healthcare data for more than 18 million uninsured and low-income patients is available. Combining technologies from SAP, Esri, and […]

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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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