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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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Direct Relief Hurricane Prep Pack Used in North Carolina

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Direct Relief’s emergency response team has contacted more than 250 partners in 15 states up the East Coast of the U.S. to assess needs following Hurricane Irene’s landfall this weekend. None have requested additional aid, while one Direct Relief partner, Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center in Ahoskie, NC, used its Hurricane Prep Pack at health center locations needing urgent supplies. […]

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Interactive Map Shows Irene’s Path, Aid at the Ready

Hurricane Irene on Direct Relief's Interactive Hurricane Map

Direct Relief International today released its interactive map depicting the both real-time data about Hurricane Irene and the organization’s network of partner clinics where hurricane aid has been pre-positioned. The map also includes the locations of additional partners in the Direct Relief safety net support network who can receive aid for people affected by the hurricane. See the map here […]

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Hurricane Prep Packs Stand Ready at 17 Locations in Irene’s Path

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Direct Relief International’s Hurricane Prep Packs stand ready to help at 17 locations in the southeastern U.S., where Hurricane Irene is projected to strike as a Category 3 hurricane. The emergency response team has also contacted partners in Hurricane Irene’s path and is carefully monitoring the storm, which is expected to carry winds of 111 mph Tuesday and up to […]

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Reaching Out to Partners in New Mexico Following Extensive Wildfires

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Direct Relief reached out today to seven New Mexico-based community health center and free clinic partners to determine the medical needs of those affected by the Las Conchas fire burning near Los Alamos. Key items often needed during wildfire events include N95 particulate respirators (masks), inhalers for asthma patients, and respiratory medications to prevent and treat respiratory conditions exacerbated by smoke and particulate matter during […]

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Patient Numbers and Chronic Diseases Surge at America’s Nonprofit Clinics

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Santa Barbara, CA – The increasing pressure on America’s nonprofit community clinics and health centers was documented in a report released today by Direct Relief International summarizing the most extensive data assembled on safety net providers who care for the country’s most vulnerable people. Clinics and health centers have long been considered an essential component of the safety net of […]

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