Archive for the USA Work Category

Broadening Access to Dental Care for California Kids in Need

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Eleven-year-old Yennyfer walked out of Santa Barbara’s Eastside Dental Clinic on Friday morning with a bright, healthy smile following her second-ever dentist appointment. Yennyfer is one of nearly 60 kids who received free dental care this month as part of the Healthy Smiles program, coordinated by Direct Relief in collaboration with the Sunrise Rotary Club and a number of other […]

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Local Students Pack Dental Supplies for Kids in Need

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A class of students from Cate School in Carpinteria, Calif. organized 3,000 dental kits last week at our warehouse as part of their annual Public Service Day. The kits – which contain toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss – will be distributed to local organizations providing dental care to Santa Barbara County kids in need, including: Eastside Family Dental Clinic; Isla Vista Youth Projects; Santa […]

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Partner Spotlight: Supporting Women's Health in East Texas

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When 45-year-old Jennifer Young* found a lump in her right breast, she chose not to go to the doctor because she didn’t have insurance and couldn’t afford the visit and tests. “I literally had given up on life because of my living situation,” the Palestine, Texas resident wrote in a letter. But when the lump began to hurt, Jennifer knew she […]

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Local Volunteers Help Their Neighbors in Need

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Thousands of people in need in Santa Barbara County will soon receive help meeting their basic needs thanks to the hard work of more than 100 volunteers who assembled 3,000 Personal Care Packs at Direct Relief’s warehouse over the last two days. The Personal Care Packs contain hygiene items like lotion, soap, facial cleanser, hairbrushes, combs, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other […]

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Responding to the Colby Fire in Glendora, Calif.

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In response to the Colby Fire, which broke out early this morning in Glendora, Calif., Direct Relief’s emergency response team has contacted more than 60 partner health clinics in the Los Angeles area and is monitoring health-related needs. More than 1,700 acres have burned, three people have been injured, five homes were destroyed, and hundreds of homes have been evacuated, […]

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Preparation Underway for 2014 Hurricane Season

Direct Relief warehouse staff ready hurricane preparedness packs for at-risk communities across the U.S.

At Direct Relief, hurricane season runs year-round. The team has already started making donation requests to build new preparedness packs and modules for 2014. Since 2007, Direct Relief has annually deployed medical essentials in specially designed Hurricane Preparedness Packs at the start of the season (June 1) to health care facilities in hurricane-prone regions of the U.S. and throughout Latin […]

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