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Medical Aid Offered to American Samoa Following Tsunami

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Direct Relief has offered emergency medical assistance for the Territory of American Samoa in response to the tsunami that hit the island yesterday. Immediately following news of the tsunami, Direct Relief staff contacted governmental and nongovernmental agencies to determine the most needed and appropriate aid, including the American Samoa Department of Health in Pago Pago, the National Association of Community […]

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Direct Relief USA Offers Emergency Aid in Response to Georgia Floods

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Today, Direct Relief USA extended emergency medical aid for people affected by extreme flooding in north Georgia. Tapping its U.S. partner network, Direct Relief staff contacted the director of emergency response for the Georgia Association of Primary Health Care (GAPHC) to offer support for its health centers and clinics, which serve more than 238,000 Georgians each year. After more than […]

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Poor Air Quality a Health Concern in Station Fire

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Direct Relief staff met today with representatives from the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC) and the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) to coordinate emergency aid to area health facilities during the Station Fire, which has burned more than 105,000 acres and threatens more than 10,000 homes. Air quality in the greater Los Angeles area is the most […]

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Direct Relief Offers Emergency Aid in Response to L.A.-Area Fires

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Direct Relief today extended emergency medical assistance to partner clinics and health centers in Los Angeles County in response to the Rancho Palos Verdes Fire and the Station Fire, burning near La Cañada. Working in close collaboration with the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) and the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC), Direct Relief has activated its emergency […]

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24,000 N95 Particulate Respirators Distributed to Public at Height of Fire

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With the Jesusita Fire expected to be fully contained May 20, Direct Relief has resumed normal-operation footing while continuing to assist as needed with local follow-up efforts. During the weeklong fire emergency, which caused mass evacuations, threatened highly populated areas of Santa Barbara, and burned over 8,700 acres and 99 structures, Direct Relief— • Maintained round-the-clock staffing and coordination with local public […]

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Third Mask Distribution Saturday from 12 to 3 PM

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Direct Relief staff and volunteers will be distributing free N95 particulate respirators to the public from 12 to 3 pm today at two sites: Scolari’s Food Co., 222 North Milpas in Santa Barbara, and Goleta Valley Community Center, 5679 Hollister Ave., Goleta. The protective masks are especially helpful for people who must be outside in the smoke and ash and those with respiratory conditions. Direct Relief is […]

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