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Direct Relief Joins National VOAD as First Associate Member

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The National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) announced today that Direct Relief is joining the network as the first Associate Member. VOAD is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership-based organization that serves as a forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle – preparation, response, and recovery – to help disaster survivors and their communities. “This recognition by […]

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Santa Barbara Vintners Raise $1 Million for Direct Relief in Record-Setting Auction

Santa Barbara Wine Auction 2014: A Benefit For Direct Relief

Funds will support medical care for people in need around the world SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 – In its most successful wine auction ever, the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation (SBVF) hit its ambitious $1 million dollar goal to support the work of medical aid organization Direct Relief at the eighth biennial Santa Barbara Wine Auction held Saturday evening […]

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Chris Harrison Hosts Santa Barbara Wine Auction Benefiting Direct Relief

Santa Barbara Wine Auction 2014: A Benefit For Direct Relief

With a little help from his celebrity friends, “The Bachelor” host promotes global aid efforts SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 23, 2014 – “The Bachelor” host, Chris Harrison, took a night off from the mansion for a different role Saturday evening.  He was the Master of Ceremonies for the eighth biennial Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. Coordinated in part […]

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Direct Relief Emergency Airlift to Provide 50 Tons of Essential Medications, Supplies to Philippines

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Largest-ever airlift in organization’s history, donated by FedEx, follows $4 million in emergency medical aid already provided since devastating typhoon SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Nov. 21, 2013 – Direct Relief will conduct the largest emergency airlift in its 65-year history this Saturday to deliver 50 tons of essential medications and emergency medical supplies to people affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The massive […]

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How will the Affordable Care Act Affect Where 20+ Million People Receive Health Care?

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Online Project launched to Provide Perspectives from Leaders of Nonprofit Safety Net Health Centers and Clinics on Frontlines of ACA implementation SANTA BARBARA, Calif.—As millions of people across the country attempt to gain insurance access under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Direct Relief today released, “Voices of the Healthcare Safety Net,” a project that surfaces the perspectives of the healthcare […]

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Nonprofit Releases Seasonal Flu Report as Government Shutdown Suspends Influenza Surveillance

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Top 10 Cities at Risk are in TX, OK, NM, WA, CA, MD, LA SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 12 — With the federal government shutdown causing a suspension of its national influenza surveillance, Direct Relief today released a report about current flu patterns and high-risk areas in the U.S. based on open source epidemiological tools and information as well as information provided […]

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