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Hurricane Sandy: Support Continues Two Years Later

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Two years ago, Hurricane Sandy – the largest Atlantic hurricane on record – hit the Caribbean nations of Haiti, Jamaica, and Cuba before making its way up the mid-Atlantic region of the United States with powerful winds, driving rain, and high storm surges. More than 100 people died, thousands of homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed, and tens of […]

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Hundreds of Care Packs Provided to Homeless Families in NYC

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Direct Relief teamed up with actress Debra Messing and Curél® skincare on Tuesday, providing 500 Personal Care Packs filled with basic hygiene supplies and skincare products to people in need at a health fair hosted by Care for the Homeless in East Harlem, N.Y. Curél® skincare sponsored the initiative to offer comfort to some of the most vulnerable women and […]

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Responding to Wildfires Across California

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#455054570 / gettyimages.com In response to nearly a dozen wildfires burning across California, Direct Relief has offered assistance to health center partners located near the affected areas. Firefighters throughout the state are battling 11 wildfires, several of which have forced hundreds of residents to evacuate, reports the LA Times. The fires include the Meadow fire in the Yosemite National Park […]

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Flash Poll: In States Expanding Medicaid, Community Health Centers Report More Patients, Fewer Uninsured

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  Direct Relief announces survey results from the  2014 Community Health Institute (CHI) and EXPO, an annual conference hosted by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) NACHC honors Direct Relief with the Power of Partnership Award for efforts to help Community Health Centers serve their current patient-base of 23 million people. SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sep. 4, 2014 – […]

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Power of Partnership: Direct Relief Honored At National Community Health Center Conference

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SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 – The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) today honored Direct Relief, a humanitarian medical aid organization, for its unwavering commitment to supporting health centers across the United States that care for the nation’s most vulnerable people. The award was presented at NACHC’s 45th annual Community Health Institute (CHI) in San Diego, Calif., […]

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Napa Earthquake: Monitoring Medical Needs

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#454081610 / gettyimages.com Direct Relief is reaching out to partners in the Napa Valley area following a magnitude 6.0 earthquake that hit early this morning, sending nearly 90 people to the hospital and prompting California Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency. Direct Relief has been in touch with State responders through the California Office of Emergency Services […]

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