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Direct Relief Distributing Free Face Masks at Two Goleta Sites Today

Tea Fire N95 Mask Distribution

Direct Relief staff will be distributing free protective N-95 masks today from 10 am to 3 pm at two sites in Goleta: Camino Real Shopping Center, between Borders and the movie theater, and at the Goleta Community Center on Hollister Avenue. Direct Relief urges those who are particularly sensitive to smoke to come down and pick up the easy-to-wear mask.

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Direct Relief Commits $50,000, Medical Supplies, and Staff to Support Gap Fire Emergency Response

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As the Gap Fire burns just miles away from its Santa Barbara headquarters, Direct Relief International today committed $50,000 to help local agencies handle relief efforts and assist at-risk populations. Staff has mobilized to deliver medical supplies among the community. CEO Thomas Tighe has reached out to the City of Goleta and emergency responders to offer Direct Relief’s resources, including […]

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Direct Relief Offers Assistance for Gap Fire, Visible from Santa Barbara Headquarters

Gap Fire from DRI Headquarters

In response to the Gap Fire that broke out around 6 pm yesterday in the Santa Ynez mountains above Goleta, Direct Relief has extended offers of support of existing medical inventories to partner clinics, Santa Barbara County Public Health, and emergency officials. Direct Relief has ensured that any of its resources, if needed, will be coordinated with other responding agencies […]

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Direct Relief Offers Aid to Flood-Stricken Midwest

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In response to flooding throughout the Midwest of the United States, Direct Relief International has extended offers of support to national, statewide, and regional networks of community clinics and healthcare centers. It has also reached out to colleague organizations working in the area to coordinate efforts. The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), notified Direct Relief that the Community […]

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Fire Response Sparks Preparedness

When Damon Taugher, Direct Relief’s Director of Domestic Initiatives, delivered a presentation to the National Association of Community Health Centers’ (NACHC) annual Policy & Issues Forum in Washington, D.C. this past March, he had two purposes. The first was to discuss Direct Relief’s response to the wildfires that burned throughout California in late 2007. Along with colleagues from the California […]

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Grants, Material Aid Flow to Partners Impacted by Fires

As the fires that burned more than 516,000 acres and displaced 880,000 residents in Southern California have subsided, Direct Relief has continued to support clinics treating patients throughout the region, with an emphasis on San Diego County. Since the initial outbreak of the fires in late October, Direct Relief has distributed 71 relief shipments – including over 80,000 masks that […]

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