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Citrix Volunteers Ready 1,000 Dental Kits for Families in Need

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One thousand family dental kits are ready to send to local families in need thanks to the human resources team from the Santa Barbara Citrix office who packed the kits yesterday as part of their Global Day of Impact. “We had no idea the scope of Direct Relief’s work and how much it had developed its domestic efforts. It’s great to see […]

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Partner Spotlight: The Health Wagon Brings Care to Rural Appalachia

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For many people living in rural Appalachia – a region characterized by poverty, lack of public transit, and hilly terrain –  The Health Wagon is their only option for medical care. A Direct Relief partner since 2009, The Health Wagon has been providing quality medical care for the uninsured and underserved people of Southwest Virginia since 1980. In 2013 alone, […]

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Emergency Supplies On the Way to People Affected by SoCal Fires

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An emergency shipment of inhalers and nebulizers is on the way to Direct Relief’s longtime partner in San Diego County treating people affected by the outbreak of wildfires in Southern California. A physician at North County Health Services in San Marcos, Calif. said the poor air quality caused by smoke and particulates from the nearby Carlsbad Fire is exacerbating symptoms […]

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Responding to the Bernardo Fire in San Diego County

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Direct Relief has offered assistance to health center partners located near the Bernardo Fire that began Tuesday in northern San Diego County and has burned nearly 1,600 acres. The Bernardo Fire is now 25 percent contained and evacuation orders have been lifted, but officials warn that high temperatures and high winds mean “the battle is not over,” reports the LA […]

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Inspiring Moms of May: Mother-Daughter Duo Care for Kansas Kids in Need

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At Direct Relief, May is for moms. Throughout the month, we will regularly honor mothers around the world who inspire us. Today’s story comes from Guadalupe Clinic in Wichita, Kansas. For Jill Grimes and her daughter Tabitha Young, working with generations of local families in need has become one of the most rewarding aspects of running the Trinity Daycare Center. The […]

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Responding to the Etiwanda Fire in Southern California

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In response to the Etiwanda Fire burning near Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Direct Relief has offered assistance to its health center and clinic partners in the area. Nearly 1,700 homes have been ordered to evacuate as a result of the wind-driven brush fire that began this morning in a remote canyon area north of the city, reports KTLA. The blaze has spread to […]

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