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Direct Relief Responds to Pakistan Flooding with Up to $5 Million in Aid

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Santa Barbara, CA (August 10, 2010)—Direct Relief International announced today that it has made an initial commitment of up to $5 million in medical material aid for emergency flood relief efforts in Pakistan. The organization has been working closely with several longtime partners in Pakistan who are assisting the injured and displaced, which number a reported 13 million throughout the […]

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Uganda Terrorist Bombings: Direct Relief Responds

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Santa Barbara, CA, July 13, 2010—In response to the July 11 terrorist bombings in Kampala, Direct Relief International today authorized an immediate cash grant of $30,000 to cover emergency medical needs of victims. The funds are being provided to AMREF’s (African Medical Research and Education Foundation) Uganda office in response to an urgent request from the Ministry of Health struggling […]

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U.S. Gulf Coast, Haiti and Caribbean on High Alert for Hurricane Season

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Santa Barbara, CA, (June 1, 2010)—Starting June 1, millions of people in the United States Gulf States, Central America, Haiti and other Caribbean countries will be on high alert as the 2010 hurricane season officially begins. Experts are predicting a significant Atlantic hurricane season, with an expected 15 named storms, eight hurricanes, four Major Hurricanes and a 70 percent probability […]

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Direct Relief International Teams Up with Music for Relief

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Santa Barbara, CA (May 21, 2010) – Music for Relief has teamed up with Direct Relief International to provide grants of up to $25,000 to small Haiti-based nonprofit organizations working in education and reconstruction in Haiti. The funds will allow groups working in their communities long before the earthquake struck to continue to serve the people in greatest need. Direct Relief […]

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Direct Relief Receives Bequest

January 30, 2007 (SANTA BARBARA, CA) Direct Relief International has received a gift of $32 million from the trust of a long-time donor who passed away last year at the age of 91. CEO Thomas Tighe made the following statement in connection with this gift, which was received last month. “This extraordinary legacy gift came from a man who chose […]

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