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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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Response to Southern California Wildfires Continues

Since the outbreak of the Southern California Wildfires three weeks ago, Direct Relief has been active in emergency assistance efforts, coordinating with local clinics and health centers, state and county emergency-response agencies, and firefighters to help ensure access to any needed medicines and medical supplies. Thus far, Direct Relief has distributed 44 relief shipments – including the distribution of over […]

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Additional Supplies Distributed to Affected California Clinics

Staff members Damon Taugher and Brett Williams met Thursday in San Diego with the chief logisticians for CalFire and San Diego Fire and Rescue, picked up Johnson & Johnson-donated material at the Navy Yard, and spent the day delivering surgical masks, inhalers, wheelchairs, and personal care supplies today at shelters and clinics in the area. San Diego Fire and Rescue today […]

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