Archive for the Supporters & Partnerships Category

Milwaukee Students Raise $22,000 for Haiti

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In the midst of responding to those affected by Hurricane Sandy in the U.S. and in the Caribbean, Direct Relief received a check in the mail from the former seventh grade class at Milwaukee Jewish Day School, who collectively raised $22,000 in the last school year for medical aid in Haiti. Direct Relief received a majority of votes tallied in an […]

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FedEx Provides Support to Hurricane Sandy Relief

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FedEx Corp. announced this week that the company is donating $50,000 cash and $100,000 in-kind transportation services to Direct Relief for Hurricane Sandy relief and recovery efforts. The donations are part of a generous $1.2 million commitment in support of a handful of humanitarian organizations providing emergency relief. The company has a long history of supporting disaster survivors worldwide, and […]

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New Fugazi Edits Album Benefits Direct Relief

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DJ Chris Lawhorn,  founder of  the Case/Martingale record label and former resident DJ at Marie Claire magazine, released his fifth album, Fugazi Edits, today. A portion of the proceeds from album sales will benefit Direct Relief’s work delivering life-changing health care to people in need. “Apart from my interest in the causes with which Direct Relief is involved, I was particularly […]

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U.K. Couple Cycles Across the U.S. for Medical Relief

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After cycling more than 3,800 miles across the U.S. to raise money for Direct Relief’s work, Sally Gordon and Matt Hassall visited headquarters this fall to tour the warehouse and meet more of the people behind their chosen cause. This enthusiastic couple from Colchester, United Kingdom, began their ride in Yorktown, Virginia on July 13 and averaged an impressive 65 […]

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Strengthening Maternal Health Care in the Horn of Africa

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Many positive changes have been made since last October when Direct Relief  provided a $25,000 grant to Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA), an international nonprofit organization committed to improving maternal and neonatal health in disadvantaged communities throughout Africa. This grant was provided to WAHA at the height of the drought and famine in the Horn of Africa to support their work in Dadaab, […]

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Partner Spotlight: Fighting the HIV Epidemic in Honduras

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Seventeen years ago, Episcopalian Reverend, Pascual Torres, was approached by a few courageous, HIV-positive members of his local community in Honduras. Uninformed about HIV/AIDS at the time, Rev. Torres sat down to talk through end-of-life issues with them. Little did he know, this was the start of Siempre Unidos, a coalition of medical providers, counselors, pastors, business leaders and community […]

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