Archive for the Supporters & Partnerships Category

Camps Create Positive Peer Pressure for Youth With Diabetes

Campers smile for a group shot at Camp Colorado. Photo by Emily Fay.

Starting this Sunday, hundreds of kids living with Type 1 diabetes in Colorado finally felt “normal” as they arrived in Eagle Lake, just outside of Woodland Park, for the first day of Camp Colorado. Camp Colorado is one of 118 diabetes summer camps across 45 states and Puerto Rico where Direct Relief is shipping medical supplies donated by its supporter […]

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Full Disclosure: Rapid response in Oklahoma was that of FedEx too

SenseAware powered by FedEx helped make Direct Relief's tornado response more efficient.

As the devastating tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma earlier this week, Direct Relief’s rapid response – which has included 10 emergency overnight deliveries of requested medications and supplies – was possible for many reasons: an ongoing program already in place for several years with partners in Oklahoma; Direct Relief’s unique status as the only nonprofit licensed to distribute prescription medications in […]

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Support From Abbott Helps Ensure Proper Nutrition for People in Need

Thanks to the pre-positioned Hurricane Modules provided by Direct Relief,  after Hurricane Sandy, many received Pediasure and Zone Bars from Food for the Poor in Jamaica.

In recognition of National Nutrition Month, Direct Relief is pleased to highlight the healthcare company Abbott, and the dedicated medical providers in our worldwide partner network who improve the health and lives of countless patients suffering from malnutrition each year. Since 2008, Direct Relief has distributed more than $8.2 million worth of Abbott’s nutritional products to our partners in 33 […]

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Palantir Expands Commitment to Help Improve Disaster Response

Direct Relief used Palantir technology before, during, and after Hurricane Sandy to assist those affected by the storm.

Direct Relief will continue to expand work with technology company, Palantir, as a result of a Commitment to Action announced at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting last week in which the company pledged to help aid organizations utilize Palantir technology to focus assistance where it is needed most before, during, and after emergencies. This commitment is the first of its […]

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Bacara Resort & Spa Finds Unique Way to Help People in Need

Photo courtesy of Bacara Resort and Spa.

Hundreds of people affected by Superstorm Sandy will receive basic care items this holiday season thanks to the generosity of guests staying at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara. While the luxury hotel has an established history of advancing Direct Relief’s mission, General Manager, Kathleen Cochran wanted to do more after seeing the needs of those left without […]

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GSK PULSE Volunteer Delivers Sustainable Change

GSK Pulse Volunteer, Carmen Lennon. Photo courtesy of Isaac Hernandez.

On Friday, Direct Relief staff bid farewell to Carmen Lennon, a GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) PULSE volunteer, who will return to Philadelphia after six months on assignment at Direct Relief headquarters. Since June, Carmen has been an invaluable part of Direct Relief, providing both professional advice and humor every day. Carmen came to Santa Barbara as a part of the GSK PULSE […]

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