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Preparation Underway for 2014 Hurricane Season

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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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Responding to the Pfeiffer Fire in Big Sur

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Direct Relief is sending an urgent shipment of medicines and supplies to its health center partner in Salinas, Calif. to help people affected by the Pfeiffer Fire in Big Sur. Though the fire – which burned more than 900 acres and forced about 100 people to evacuate – is now contained, staff at Clinica de Salud de Valle de Salinas […]

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Update: Midwest Tornado Response

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As communities across Indiana and Illinois rebuild from the damage left by dozens of tornadoes that touched down mid-November, Direct Relief’s team continues to stay in contact with its clinic and health center partners near the affected areas and is monitoring health needs. The storms killed at least six people, injured 200 more, and destroyed hundreds of homes. Staff at […]

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Supporting Innovative Diabetes Care in New Jersey

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In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Direct Relief is highlighting its health center partner, Zufall Health Center (ZHC) in Dover, N.J. for their innovative approach to diabetes care. Zufall recently received a $100,000 award as one of this year’s BD Helping Build Healthy Communities award recipients. The program is a multi-year initiative, funded by health care company, BD, and implemented together with Direct Relief, to provide […]

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Responding to Deadly Midwest Tornadoes

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Direct Relief’s emergency team has offered assistance to its clinic and health center partners located near the areas of Indiana and Illinois where more than 80 tornadoes were sighted Sunday, killing at least six people and injuring 200 more. Though the storms are over, the risks aren’t. With as many as 400 homes destroyed in Washington, Ill. alone, many people […]

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Hurricane Sandy: One Year Later

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One year ago, Hurricane Sandy – the largest Atlantic hurricane on record – pounded the Caribbean nations of Haiti, Jamaica, and Cuba and then made its way up the mid-Atlantic region of the United States with powerful winds, driving rain, and high storm surges. More than 100 people died, thousands of homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed and tens […]

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