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Using Mobile Technology to Guide On The Ground Response After Sandy

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  From Sunday through Thursday this past week, Direct Relief’s initial post-disaster assessment team visited clinical healthcare partners around the New York area to determine the scope of damage and scale of needs. In many cases the team was confronted with chaotic situations that required rapid orientation on the ground.  Clinics had just re-opened their doors after a week of […]

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Supporting Health Centers Treating Those Without Heat After Sandy, Snowstorm

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Direct Relief is sending shipments of essential medical supplies to a number of groups who are directing their efforts at both clinical and outreach services in  areas without heat after Sandy. With the arrival of the nor’easter storm on Wednesday and Thursday, which many residents of New York likened to the sequel of the horror film that was Hurricane Sandy, […]

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Devasted Brooklyn Health Center Continues Care

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An urgent shipment of medicines and supplies arrived this afternoon at Direct Relief’s newest health center partner, Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center – the only community health center located in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood and one of six in the Addabbo network. “This is sent from heaven,” exclaimed Bea Cordero, the clinic site manager. “It’s like Christmas!” The staff […]

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Aid Arriving Daily at Health Centers Affected by Sandy

People affected by Hurricane Sandy received nutritional supplies at Newark Community Health Center on Tuesday.

Direct Relief arrived at Newark Community Health Centers, Inc.(NCHC) this morning ready for a second day of distributing urgently needed nutritional supplies to care for people affected by Hurricane Sandy. Inside the 44 boxes unloaded from the FedEx truck that arrived at the clinic this morning were Ensure, PediaSure, Pedialyte and ZonePerfect bars donated by Abbott. Health center staff said […]

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Hurricane Sandy: New Yorkers in Need Receive Urgent Supplies

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This morning, members of the Direct Relief community visited partner clinics in and near New York City to help deliver urgently requested nutritional supplies and personal care items to New Yorkers – many of whom still have no electricity, heat, hot water, or refrigeration. The team arrived to a steady flow of patients as the William F. Ryan – NENA […]

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NYC Ryan-NENA Health Center Gives Health & Hope After Sandy

Ryan-NENA Executive Director, Kathy Gruber, discusses the health center's efforts to provide health care for those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

While most of the Lower East Side of Manhattan was plunged into darkness last week after Hurricane Sandy, the William F. Ryan – NENA Community Health Center remained a beacon of light, providing hope and stability for their patients in the surrounding community. “They’ve been life savers; they help me so much with everything. If I’m ever in a crisis, […]

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