Direct Relief http://www.directrelief.org Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:02:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Power of Partnership: Direct Relief Honored At National Community Health Center Conference http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/direct-relief-honored-national-community-health-center-conference/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/direct-relief-honored-national-community-health-center-conference/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:54:12 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=14084 SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 – The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) today honored Direct Relief, a humanitarian medical aid organization, for its unwavering commitment to supporting health centers across the United States that care for the nation’s most vulnerable people. The award was presented at NACHC’s 45th annual Community Health Institute (CHI) in San Diego, Calif., […]

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Ebola Outbreak: Direct Relief Teams Up with Airlink, Four Nonprofits to Fill a 737 with 15,000 Pounds of Aid Supplies http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/ebola-outbreak-direct-relief-teams-airlink-four-nonprofits-fill-737-15000-pounds-aid-supplies/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/ebola-outbreak-direct-relief-teams-airlink-four-nonprofits-fill-737-15000-pounds-aid-supplies/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 02:01:56 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=14079 ATX Air Services, LLC contributes plane, crew to fly aid to Liberia Fort Worth, TEXAS, Aug. 25, 2014 - In collaboration with Airlink and Fort Worth-based ATX Air Services, LLC, Direct Relief today loaded a charter jet with emergency supplies bound for health workers on the frontlines of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. This shipment, which includes several thousand pounds […]

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Napa Earthquake: Monitoring Medical Needs http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/napa-earthquake-monitoring-medical-needs/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/napa-earthquake-monitoring-medical-needs/#comments Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:09:42 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=14066 #454081610 / gettyimages.com Direct Relief is reaching out to partners in the Napa Valley area following a magnitude 6.0 earthquake that hit early this morning, sending nearly 90 people to the hospital and prompting California Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency. Direct Relief has been in touch with State responders through the California Office of Emergency Services […]

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Ebola: Critical Supplies Headed to Liberia as Health Workers Fear Infection http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/ebola-critical-supplies-headed-to-liberia-as-health-workers-fear-infection/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/ebola-critical-supplies-headed-to-liberia-as-health-workers-fear-infection/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:29:18 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=13963 Another shipment of life-saving supplies is on the way to Liberia as doctors on the frontlines of the Ebola outbreak report a severe shortage of the most needed items as they work to contain the world’s deadliest Ebola epidemic to date. John Ly, Medical Director for Last Mile Health – Direct Relief’s partner in Liberia – reported last week that […]

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Responding to Flooding, Landslides in Nepal and Northern India http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/responding-flooding-landslides-nepal-northern-india/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/responding-flooding-landslides-nepal-northern-india/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:12:50 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=14046 #453721530 / gettyimages.com Direct Relief is reaching out to partners in western Nepal and the Uttar Pradesh district of northern India, where torrential monsoon rains that started last week have triggered landslides and flash floods, claiming the lives of more than 200 people and leaving thousands displaced. An estimated 1,677 houses were damaged or fully destroyed, leaving many in the […]

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Ebola: Every Health Worker Must Be Supplied With Protective Gear http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/ebola-every-health-worker-must-be-supplied-with-protective-gear/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/ebola-every-health-worker-must-be-supplied-with-protective-gear/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:22:30 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=14029 Facing a severe shortage of medical supplies and protective gear, health workers operating in the hot spots of the West African Ebola crisis are risking their own lives to help others. That’s why Dr. Dan Kelly, co-founder of Wellbody Alliance in Sierra Leone, has returned to the frontlines of the Ebola crisis to help train health workers on how to […]

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22 Companies Commit Medical Resources to Fight Ebola http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/22-companies-commit-medical-resources-fight-ebola/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/22-companies-commit-medical-resources-fight-ebola/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:41:35 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=14015   Direct Relief announces a wave of corporate contributions in response to critical shortages of personal protective equipment and medical supplies at health facilities on the frontlines of the Ebola outbreak. Direct Relief has rapidly mobilized 40 tons of essential medical supplies and protective equipment for health workers responding to Ebola. This includes more than 2.3 million gloves, 65,000 masks, […]

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Campers With Diabetes Gain Confidence, Community at Texas Lions Camp http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/campers-with-diabetes-gain-confidence-community-at-texas-lions-camp/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/campers-with-diabetes-gain-confidence-community-at-texas-lions-camp/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 23:23:32 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=13942 Joseph Schmidt, known to his friends as Joe, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was three years old. Joe does not know life without it. On his first day at Texas Lions Camp, Joe met other kids his age with diabetes – some who had only been recently diagnosed and others who had lived with diabetes, like Joe, […]

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Direct Relief Maintains Charity Navigator’s 4-Star Rating http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/direct-relief-maintains-charity-navigators-4-star-rating/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/direct-relief-maintains-charity-navigators-4-star-rating/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:38:26 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=13930 Direct Relief is excited to announce it has maintained a 4-star rating (the highest possible) from Charity Navigator in recognition of high performance in finance, accountability, and transparency. As America’s largest and most utilized independent evaluator of charities that exists anywhere, Charity Navigator works to guide donors toward more intelligent giving. In addition to maintaining Charity Navigator’s 4-star accreditation, Direct […]

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Reviews Wanted: How Your Words Can Help People in Need http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/reviews-wanted-how-your-words-can-help-people-in-need/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/reviews-wanted-how-your-words-can-help-people-in-need/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:36:07 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=13919 The simple action of sharing your comments can help Direct Relief raise more support to provide people in need with access to life-saving health care. Writing a review is a free, easy way to support Direct Relief’s work—your honest feedback helps spread the word to others who are less familiar with Direct Relief’s mission to improve the health and lives […]

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