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Direct Relief USA Sends Requested Materials to Safety Net Clinics in Response to Swine Flu Outbreak

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Direct Relief USA is sending specifically requested N95 particulate respirators to five partner clinics in California and Texas today in response to the Swine Influenza A/H1N1 outbreak. The shipments are designed to equip clinic providers should an outbreak of swine flu occur in their areas. Christ Clinic in Katy, Texas is receiving N95 masks, as are the following clinics in California: […]

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Direct Relief Offers Assistance in Response to Swine Flu

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In response to reports of swine flu in the U.S., Direct Relief USA today has been in contact with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) as well as more than 100 individual clinics in California and Texas to offer assistance. Tapping into local and state emergency response networks, Direct Relief has also been in contact with the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) […]

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Additional Medical Aid Set for Arkansas Ice Storm-Affected Areas

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Direct Relief International has sent additional emergency aid to those still feeling the effects of the ice storm that swept across Arkansas and other southeastern states in late January. Boston Mountain Rural Health Center in Marshall and Corning Area Health Center in Corning are both set to receive aid from Direct Relief’s Santa Barbara, California warehouse. The bulk of the […]

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Direct Relief Overnights Emergency Aid to Arkansas Following Worst Ice Storm in Decades

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To aid residents affected by the recent ice storms, Direct Relief International sent 1,500 personal care packs via FedEx to health center partners in northern Arkansas in the first wave of emergency assistance. A state of emergency was declared January 28 in 48 counties in Arkansas, where ice storms have downed trees and caused massive power and water outages to 310,000 […]

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Direct Relief Provides $12,000 in Grants to Tea Fire Victims

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Direct Relief International has approved cash grants totaling $12,000 to residents affected by the devastating November 2008 Tea Fire, which destroyed 210 homes in the foothills of Santa Barbara and Montecito. The grants are being paid with designated contributions Direct Relief received to support Tea Fire victims. Aid recipients were identified through the Tea Fire Long Term Recovery Committee, an […]

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QAD Makes Computer Workstations Available for Tea Fire Residents

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For Santa Barbara and Montecito residents who lost their home offices in the Tea Fire, QAD has made a generous in-kind donation through Direct Relief International of temporary computer workstations at QAD’s headquarters in Summerland. Between 20 and 30 temporary workstations outfitted with Internet-accessible laptop computers will be available to applicants on a first come, first served basis. The work […]

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