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Update from 5 USA Partners Impacted by Flooding & Tornadoes

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April 2012 marks the one year anniversary of devastating tornadoes and floods that spanned from the Midwest through the Southeast. The storms resulted in hundreds of injuries, mass structural damage, forced closures of health facilities, and the displacement of many families. Safety net clinics were a key source of support to communities impacted by the storms. Direct Relief provided emergency […]

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Tornadoes Hit Texas; Assistance Offered

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In response to tornadoes in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, an offer of assistance email has been sent out to 21 partners. Injuries have been reported and the National Weather Service has issued tornado warnings for north-central Texas.

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Helping Uninsured Women with Family Planning

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Teva Pharmaceuticals has provided Direct Relief USA with a donation of women’s health products valued at $3 million (wholesale). The donation of 5,000 units of ParaGard®, an intrauterine copper contraceptive, will be distributed by Direct Relief to the network of clinic and health centers across the United States that are treating low-income people. ParaGard® is approved by the FDA for […]

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Direct Relief Sends Emergency Shipment to Illinois

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In response to the continuing tornadoes and storms pounding the Midwest, Direct Relief USA has expanded its emergency outreach to 100 nonprofit community clinics in the affected areas and today shipped emergency medical supplies in response to a request from Community Health Ministry in Wamego, Kansas, which is serving more than 70 displaced families and individuals staying in shelters. Two […]

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Assistance Sent to Storm-Affected Partners

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Today Direct Relief issued an emergency shipment to Community Health and Emergency Services, Inc. (CHESI) in Cairo, IL. The shipment, valued at more than $10,000 (wholesale), is set to arrive tomorrow. SEMO Health Network (SEMO) in New Madrid, MO requested assistance to support the communities of Puxico and Oak Ridge, MO.  On February 29th, Stoddard County was hit by an […]

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Healthy Smiles Dental Program

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Have you ever thought twice about buying a toothbrush? It’s an everyday item that many of us consider essential and easy to buy. But for some children, the cost of a toothbrush and paste is too much and they go without. That leads to a lot of health issues beyond just tooth decay. Since 1994, Direct Relief’s “Healthy Smiles” program […]

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