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Grant from The California Wellness Foundation to Expand Safety Net Healthcare Program in LA County

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Santa Barbara, CA (November 17, 2010) — Direct Relief International has received a grant totaling $175,000 from The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF) to fund the expansion of Direct Relief USA’s programs in Los Angeles County. Direct Relief USA is the largest and only nonprofit program of its kind to distribute donated medicines and medical supplies free of charge to community clinics and health centers […]

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FedEx Joins with Direct Relief to Equip Ventura County Medical Reserve Corps

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Santa Barbara, CA, (September 15, 2010)—With a donation of $50,000 from FedEx, Direct Relief International is equipping the Ventura County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) with 125 customized backpacks stocked with emergency medical supplies and equipment to enable trained, credentialed, volunteer MRC medical personnel to respond immediately and effectively during local disasters. Today, Direct Relief is presenting Shane O’Connor, Program Advisor […]

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CVS Caremark to Offer $5 Million in Free Flu Shots to Uninsured Patients

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CVS Caremark announced today that it will partner with Direct Relief USA to offer up to $5 million in free flu shots to community clinic and health center patients who lack health insurance.  Direct Relief USA is a non-profit organization that works with 1,100 clinics and health centers in all 50 states, providing them with free medications and supplies for […]

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Direct Relief Reaching Out to Partners in Response to Hurricane Earl

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As the U.S. Atlantic Coast braces for Hurricane Earl, Direct Relief USA is in contact with over 100 partner clinics near the hurricane’s projected path to offer medical assistance if needed. Direct Relief is also coordinating with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) to offer support. Hurricane Earl, currently a Category 4 storm, is headed towards the Carolinas […]

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Hurricane Katrina Five Years Later

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Five years ago Hurricanes Katrina and Rita ravaged coastal communities throughout the Gulf Coast, affecting over one million people and resulting in the largest natural disaster in U.S. history. Direct Relief International was one of the first nonprofit relief organizations to respond. Within one week, through its Direct Relief USA program, the organization furnished over $10 million in medical material […]

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Direct Relief Offers Emergency Aid to Kern County Clinics Responding to Wildfires

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Direct Relief International has reached out to partners in Kern County, California, to offer medical assistance as multiple wildfires burn there. The blazes, which began yesterday, have burned 30 homes, 15,000 acres, and forced 2,300 people to evacuate, news reports indicate; Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency for the county. People with respiratory conditions such as asthma face the […]

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