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Med-Packs Donated to County Medical Reserve Corp Units

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The County’s three Medical Reserve Corp (MRC) units today gathered for a press conference to express appreciation for an unprecedented donation of 360 emergency medical kits (med-packs) from Direct Relief International, California’s largest humanitarian aid organization. The City of Long Beach Department of Health & Human Services, the Beach Cities Health District, and the Los Angeles County Department of Public […]

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CVS Caremark Donating $6 Million in Free Flu Shots

CVS Flu Clinic at Healing Hands Ministries in Dallas, TX. Photo by Mark Perlstein

More than 400 participating clinics across the country to distribute vouchers redeemable at any CVS/pharmacy or MinuteClinic location for a free flu shot Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and Santa Barbara, CA (September 13, 2011) – CVS Caremark announced today that it has partnered with Direct Relief USA to offer up to $6 million in free flu shots to community clinic and […]

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Delivering Urgently Needed Medical Aid to Rutland Flood Victims

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Today Direct Relief sent a shipment of wound-care supplies, personal hygiene items, masks, gloves, baby products, supplies to treat diabetes, and other medications for patients at Rutland Free Clinic in Rutland, VT. The clinic is coordinating relief efforts with their neighboring communities, the Killington Command Center, the Chittenden Fire Department, and Rutland Flood, a relief group set up in Rutland […]

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Requested Aid Shipping to Texas

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Direct Relief is delivering a shipment of personal hygiene items and eye-care supplies to Sacred Heart Community Clinic in Round Rock, TX, to assist those affected by the recent wildfires. Many community members are seeking refuge in temporary shelters set up in churches and schools as hundreds of thousands of acres are scorched in the region, according to news reports. […]

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Direct Relief Providing Aid for Partners Responding to Wildfires

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Direct Relief is responding to urgent requests for medical aid from partners affected by wildfires in Texas, around Bastrop. According to news reports, four people have been killed and more than 1,000 homes have been destroyed in the fires, which have scorched more than 120,000 acres. Staff at Sacred Heart Community Clinic in Round Rock, TX, reports that they have […]

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Reaching Out to Vermont Partners Affected by Irene

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With Hurricane Irene causing heavy flooding in Vermont and North Carolina, communication remains challenging, but Direct Relief’s emergency response team has focused on contacting partners in the states to offer emergency medical aid over the last few days. Direct Relief has offered assistance to Rutland Free Clinic it reported that its basement was flooded, with three feet of water and […]

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