Archive for the USA Work Category

Responding to Colorado Wildfires

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As a result of the ongoing fires raging through Colorado, we have activated our emergency response efforts by reaching out to 13 partners that are community-based nonprofit health clinic partners near the areas affected by the High Park and Waldo Canyon wildfires. The fires have destroyed hundreds of homes and forced more than 30,000 people to evacuate in the last week. We […]

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Hurricane Packs Delivered As Season Arrives

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As hurricane season officially begins today and communities in the U.S. and neighboring countries prepare for the threat of storms, Direct Relief announced today the delivery of Hurricane Preparedness Packs to nine U.S. states and seven countries most likely to be affected during hurricane season. The Hurricane Preparedness program is a million-dollar initiative whereby large quantities of medicines and supplies […]

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FedEx Honored for Emergency-prep Leadership

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In recognition of its work with Direct Relief to equip civilian volunteer Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) members with specially designed packs, FedEx Corp. today received the 2012 National Leadership and Partnership Award in Nashville, TN. The Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps, overseen by the U.S. Surgeon General, presented the award to FedEx for sponsoring the development and […]

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Community Unites for Joplin Memorial Walk

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This is a personal “From the Field” story by Direct Relief Employee Alivia Birdwell, Partner Liaison for USA Programs. May 22, 2012 marked the one year anniversary since the deadly tornado that struck Joplin, MO, devastating much of the community and resulting in the death of 161 people. One year later, the damage of the tornado is still apparent. However, while […]

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Partner Spotlight: St. Charles Community Health Center

This is part of our partner interview series featuring James Comeaux of St. Charles Community Health Center in Luling, LA. St. Charles Community Health Center (SCCHC) based in Luling, Louisiana, has provided quality, accessible primary healthcare services to their community’s uninsured and underinsured populations since 2002. Their network of five centers provides comprehensive services to more than 16,000 patients. Services […]

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Addressing the Health Care Gap in Detroit

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This is part of our partner interview series featuring Mark Kirsch of Community Health and Social Services, Detroit, MI Nearly 40 years ago, community hospitals throughout Southwest Detroit closed. Healthcare providers fled the city to work in the suburbs leaving a gap in healthcare services for the city’s residents. To address the need and increase access to care, Community Health […]

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