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Direct Relief Joins White House Disaster Response and Recovery Demo Day

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The White House, through its initiative to advance innovation in disaster response and recovery, held its second annual demo day this week in Washington D.C. The event brought together leading technologists, entrepreneurs, and members of the disaster response community to showcase tools capable of making tangible impacts in the lives of survivors of large-scale emergencies. Among the experts in attendance, […]

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Partner Spotlight: Mobile Health Clinic Ready to Roll in NYC

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To expand health care for homeless people in New York City as well as bolster emergency preparedness, Care for the Homeless (CFH) will soon launch their newly renovated Mobile Health Clinic, which was upgraded with support from Direct Relief through the Sandy Safety Net Fund. “Who better to assist in a disaster than Care for the Homeless? Our everyday work, […]

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Emergency Aid Ready as Tropical Storm Arthur Approaches East Coast

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With emergency medical aid pre-positioned along the East Coast, Direct Relief is monitoring Tropical Storm Arthur as it moves toward North Carolina’s coast, expected to reach hurricane status by early morning Friday. The team today notified 19 health center and clinic partners in three states (North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia) that additional emergency medical supplies are stockpiled at Direct […]

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Responding to the Tornadoes in Pilger, Nebraska

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Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team has offered assistance to its health center partners in Nebraska following twin tornadoes that devastated the town of Pilger and surrounding areas on Monday. Two people – including a five-year-old – died during the storm and 16 people were critically injured, reports CNN. The Emergency Team also reached out to partners in four other states […]

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Citrix Volunteers Ready 1,000 Dental Kits for Families in Need

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One thousand family dental kits are ready to send to local families in need thanks to the human resources team from the Santa Barbara Citrix office who packed the kits yesterday as part of their Global Day of Impact. “We had no idea the scope of Direct Relief’s work and how much it had developed its domestic efforts. It’s great to see […]

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Partner Spotlight: The Health Wagon Brings Care to Rural Appalachia

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For many people living in rural Appalachia – a region characterized by poverty, lack of public transit, and hilly terrain –  The Health Wagon is their only option for medical care. A Direct Relief partner since 2009, The Health Wagon has been providing quality medical care for the uninsured and underserved people of Southwest Virginia since 1980. In 2013 alone, […]

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