In The News

Below are selected pieces by print and broadcast media about Direct Relief.


Sept. 11, 2015: Huffington Post
Build It And They Will Come: New Approaches To Eliminating Fistula And Other Maternal Morbidities

Sept. 4, 2015: Hampton’s Magazine
Zachary Quinto Talks ‘Star Trek’ Role, Working With Oliver Stone, and What to Expect From ‘Hitman’ 

August 28, 2015: News Medical
National award presented to seven community health centers for innovation in diabetes care

August 20, 2015: Charity Digital News
Direct Relief Launches New Campaign Using Bitcoin

August 19, 2015: Forbes
ChangeTip And Direct Relief Launch Charitable Campaign Using Bitcoin

August 18, 2015: Raycom News Network
Katrina: How the political ball gets dropped during disaster

August 17, 2015: Crossville Chronicle
Gardeners’ Donations Benefit Local Medical Clinic

August 17, 2015: Chicago Medicine
Medicine and The Big One

August 11, 2015: New Security Beat
Build It and They Will Come: New Approaches to Eliminating Fistula and Other Maternal Morbidities

August 10, 2015: TechFinancials
L. Condoms provides sex-on-demand safer

August 7, 2015: Pacific Coast Business Times
Goleta nonprofit Direct Relief moving forward with building

August 4, 2015: Collider
Watch: STAR TREK BEYOND Director Justin Lin Wants You To Be on the “Boldly Go Crew”

August 4, 2015: Inquisitr
‘Star Trek Beyond’ Charity Campaign Boldly Offers Historic Walk-On Role

August 4, 2015: Guyana Chronicle
Direct Relief fine tunes provision of medical resources and supplies to locals

August 3, 2015: Cathedral Oaks Nursery School
The Spirit of Giving Continues: Donating to Direct Relief

August 1, 2015: Noozhawk
Ken Saxon: Growing Leadership for our Community, and Nurturing it for the Future

July 31, 2015: Charity Navigator
Nepal Update: Where’d the Money Go?

July 31, 2015: Siliconera
Humble Weekly Bundle Offers Japanese Games For Cheap

July 23, 2015: News-Medical
“Direct Relief honored with Esri’s Special Achievement in GIS Award”

July 23, 2015: Ghetto Blaster Magazine
“Infinity Girl Ready Harm For Topshelf Records”

July 21, 2015: CMS Report
“Charities and the Cloud: A Perfect Match for a Better World”

July 18, 2015: Newsweek
“Haiti’s Cervical Cancer Epidemic”

July 17, 2015: Noozhawk
“Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics Now Seeing Patients at New Goleta Facility”

July 17, 2015:
“Star Trek Beyond launches walk-on contest”

July 16, 2015: Noozhawk
“BizHawk: The Nugget Restaurant Brings Its ‘Casual Comfort Food’ to Downtown Santa Barbara”

July 16, 2015: Tech Times
“Idris Elba Officially Announces Role in ‘Star Trek Beyond’ in the Most Awesome Way”

July 15, 2015: Poughkeepsie Journal
“Yoga For Nepal Fundraiser Set For Locust Grove Sunday”

July 15, 2015: International Business Times
“‘Star Trek: Beyond’: Fans Get A Chance To Meet The Cast For $10”

July 15, 2015: The Times of India
“Quake-hit Nepal appeals foreign governments to lift travel advisory”

July 15, 2015: Thomson Reuters Foundation
“Which aid relief charities spend the most on fundraising?”

July 14, 2015: Daily Dot
“The ‘Star Trek Beyond’ cast is offering a very cool reward for donating to charity”

July 14, 2015: KEYT
“Start Trek’s ‘Spock’ Chooses Goleta-Based Direct Relief for Charity Initiative”

July 14, 2015: Good Morning America
“Fans Can Enter to Win Walk-On Role in ‘Star Trek Beyond'”

July 14, 2015: Star Trek
“Win a Walk-On Role in Star Trek Beyond”

July 14, 2015: Movies
“Star Trek Beyond Case to Bring Audiences Ultimate Fan Experience – A Walk on Role!”

July 14, 2015: NY Daily News
“‘Star Trek Beyond’ charity contest offers fans a chance to win walk-on role”

July 14, 2015:
“Star Trek Beyond Cast Launches Global Omaze Campaign”

July 14, 2015: Red Carpet Crash
“Win A Walk On Role In The New ‘Star Trek’ Movie”

July 14, 2015: The Wrap
“Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Idris Elba Make Irresistible Offer to ‘Star Trek’ Fans: Walk-On Role for Charity”

July 14, 2015: Yahoo! Finance
“Star Trek Beyond Cast Unites to Bring Audiences the Ultimate Fan Experience: A Chance to Appear in the Upcoming Film”

July 14, 2015: WallStreet Online
“Star Trek Beyond Cast Unites to Bring Audiences the Ultimate Fan Experience”

July 14, 2015: On Faith
“A Survivor of Dysfunction”

July 12, 2015: Daily Freeman News
“Yoga program in Poughkeepsie will raise funds for quake-stricken Nepal”

July 8, 2015: Esri UC Blog

July 7, 2015: Santa Barbara News-Press
“‘Star Trek’ actor Zachary Quinto speaks out for Goleta-based Direct Relief”

July 7, 2015:
“Smokey Bastard Team Up With Groupees – Raising Money For Direct Relief”

July 7, 2015: Brindle + Oak
“B+O Making Friends: Cluster Studios Space Invaders”

July 6, 2015: GeoConnexion
“URISA’s GISCorps Activities During Esri User Conference”

July 6, 2015: Kaieteur News
“US-based charitable organization makes donation to local hospitals”

July 6, 2015: HellHound Music
“Reading based folk punks Smokey Bastard teams up with Groupees to raise money for Direct Relief”

June 26, 2015: Batey Relief Alliance
“BRA and Direct Relief partner in disaster preparedness”

June 22, 2015: TechSoup
“How Drones Are Being Used to Benefit Humankind”

June 17, 2015: Edna Adan University Hospital Blog
“Community Midwives take the stage”

June 16, 2015: Pharma Asia
“Bayer Donates Medicines Worth More Than EUR 300,000 to People in Nepal”

June 16, 2015: Vegas Seven
“Local Bands Come Together for Nepal”

June 16, 2015: Aerospace News
“Earthquake Recovery: 21 Healthcare Companies Making a Difference in Nepal”

June 13, 2015: Pharmacy Choice
“US $200 Million From Ebola Drug Makers”

June 10, 2015: Bloomberg Business
“Baxter’s Commitment to Innovative Programs and Advancing its Sustainability Priorities Featured in Sixteenth Report”

June 10, 2015: More
“Beauty Talk with Debra Messing”

June 9, 2015: Santa Barbara Independent
“Gamers Donate $1 Million Toward Nepal Relief”

June 8, 2015: The Royal College of Midwives
“ICM Endorses ‘Midwife Kit'”

June 8, 2015: Enstars
“‘Destiny’ Fans Raise Over $1 Million For Nepal Earthquake Relief, Receive Special T-Shirt & In-Game Items in Return”

June 5, 2015: Game Skinny
“Destiny Guardians aren’t only virtual heroes, they’re real world heroes too”

June 5, 2015:
“Bungie is Attending E3 2015, Will ‘Have Some Things to Tease'”

June 5, 2015: Tech Times
“‘Destiny’ Players Donated More Than $1 Million Toward Nepal Relief Efforts”

June 5, 2015: Forbes
“‘Destiny’ Raises $1M For Nepal, And Fans Discover The Game Is Actually Set There”

June 5, 2015: GameInformer
“Destiny Fans Raise Over $1 Million for Nepal Relief”

June 5, 2015: Yahoo! News
“Destiny Fans Raise Over $1 Million for Nepal”

June 4, 2015:
“Bungie Weekly Update”

June 3, 2015: Basic Health Blog
“BHI Executive Director Dr. Rachel Masch Returns to Haiti”

June 3, 2015: PR Newswire
“A Kit for Every Midwife: International Confederation of Midwives Endorses Direct Relief-Developed Midwife Kit as Global Standard”

June 1, 2015: ReliefWeb
“Direct Relief Joins the First Global Humanitarian UAV (Drone) Training”

June 1, 2015: Charity Navigator
“10 Top-Notch Charities”

May 30, 2015: About Travel
“Outdoor Gear Donations for Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort”

May 28, 2015: The Editor at Large
“Rug companies rally to raise funds for Nepal relief”

May 28, 2015: Daily Freeman
“Yoga practitioners to raise funds for Nepal”

May 28, 2015: India West
“BAPS Donates $55,000 for Nepal Relief Aid”

May 28, 2015: Speedway Media
“FedEx Racing Express Facts – FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks”

May 28, 2015: FOX Sports
“Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth raising awareness for Autism Speaks”

May 28, 2015: El Tiempo
“Las mujeres ‘rotas’, una cicatriz que deja la pobreza”

May 28, 2015: Paddock Talk
“2015 Dover: Denny Hamlin NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Preview”

May 27, 2015: MA Cares
“Messing Makes a Difference”

May 26, 2015: Asbury Park Press
“Local Nepali community to hold fundraising dinner to help rebuild Nepal”

May 26, 2015: New Security Beat
“How Midwives Can Answer the World’s Maternal Health Woes”

May 23, 2015: Santa Barbara Seasons
“Direct Relief Women Raises Funds for 5,400 Safe Births”

May 23, 2015: FijiOne
“Help Victims of the Nepal Earthquake”

May 20, 2015: Santa Ynez Valley News
“Valley supporters turn out for Direct Relief Women fundraiser”

May 20, 2015: Classy Blog
“5 Smart Brand Strategies for Nonprofits”

May 20, 2015: Sun Sentinel
“Grandmother spearheads hospital project in Uganda”

May 19, 2015: 3BL Media
“CECP Presents 2015 Excellence Award to PYXERA Global for Partnership with the John Deere Foundation”

May 18, 2015: New York Eater
“Momos for Nepal at Brooklyn Brewery”

May 18, 2015: Esri Case Studies
“Treating Refugees, Three Minutes at a Time”

May 16, 2015: Santa Barbara Independent
“Talking with the Midwife Expert”

May 15, 2015: Las Vegas Review-Journal
“Penn, of Penn & Teller, wins ‘Celebrity Jeopardy’ pot for Opportunity Village”

May 15, 2015: GameSpot
“Bungie and Activision Combine to Raise $800k (So Far) for Nepal Earthquake Relief”

May 14, 2015: Bloomberg Business
“Medtronic Responds to Nepal Earthquake”

May 15, 2015: BAPS Charities
“BAPS Charities donates $25,000 to Direct Relief for Nepal Earthquake”

May 14, 2015: SheScribes
“National Women’s Health Week – Free Inspiring Breast Cancer Guide ‘The Silver Lining'”

May 13, 2015: InQuisitr
“How Game Devs Encourage Gamers to Aid Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts”

May 13, 2015: Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire
“Shifting Ground: FedEx Delivers Relief to Nepal”

May 12, 2015: KEYT
“Direct Relief Team Caught in Second Nepal Quake”

May 12, 2015: Nepali Times
“Relief superstar”

May 12, 2015: CNN
“Two earthquakes in less than three weeks: Here’s how you can help those in Nepal”

May 12, 2015: KEYT
“Direct Relief Responds to Second Nepal Quake”

May 12, 2015: Libyan Newswire
“Bringing drones down to earth”

May 12, 2015: Blog.reddit
“An update on what the reddit community has done so far to help Nepal – and what’s still needed”

May 12, 2015: Daily Mail
“Exclusive: Nepal earthquake”

May 12, 2015: Capital Bay
“Direct Relief CEO describes the scene after second Nepal quake”

May 11, 2015: Memphis Business Journal
“FedEx delivers nonprofit relief supplies to Nepal”

May 11, 2015: Colorado State University
“Sustainable farming researchers from CSU rally to aid Nepal earthquake victims”

May 11, 2015: GQ
“Westerlind x Jungmaven Everest Base Camp T-Shirts Support Nepal Earthquake Relief”

May 11, 2015: Channel NewsAsia
“FedEx pledges US $1 million in aid to Nepal”

May 11, 2015: Central Florida Future
“UCF’s Pi Delta Psi fraternity holds fundraiser for Nepal”

May 11, 2015: FreightWeek
“Logistics remains key to Nepal aid”

May 11, 2015: TeeSpring
“Nepal, Rise Up”

May 10, 2015: GameInformer
“Bungie’s Community Raises Over $400,000 in First Week of Nepal Earthquake Relief Campaign”

May 10, 2015: Noozhawk
“In Aftermath of Deadly Nepal Earthquake, Benefits for Victims and Rebuilding Take on a Local Cast”

May 8, 2015: Spotlight Nepal
“U.S. Officials Discuss on Disaster Response in Nepal”

May 8, 2015: Santa Ynez Valley News
“Valley teen from Nepal assisting earthquake victims”

May 8, 2015: eWallstreeter
“FedEx Flying Medicine, Other Supplies to Nepal”

May 8, 2015: CSR News
“Bright Funds Harnesses Workplace Giving for Nepal Emergency Response”

May 8, 2015: Digital Trends
“Destiny Developer Bungie’s Community Raises $400,000 for Nepal Earthquake Relief”

May 7, 2015: Ford School of Public Policy
“Nepal earthquake relief with Andrew Schroeder (MPP ’07) of Direct Relief”

May 7, 2015: KCLU
“Santa Barbara County Based Relief Group Preparing Its Biggest Emergency Aid Shipment Yet For Nepal Quake Victims”

May 6, 2015: BikeBiz
“Tern’s PremiumBikeGear to donate half of sales to Nepal relief”

May 5, 2015: Sustainable Brands
“#BusinessCase: Unilever Says Integrating Sustainability Has Driven Growth, Cost Efficiency, Resilience”

May 5, 2015: India New England
“Nepal Earthquake Donation Tips”

May 5, 2015: Modern Ghana
“President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton in Monrovia, Liberia”

May 5, 2015: Investor Newswire
“Inside Scoop on FedEx Corporation”

May 5, 2015: The Dentist
“Earthquake relief efforts”

May 5, 2015: Fr33Aid
“Nepal Relief Donations”

May 1, 2015: FedEx
“FedEx Pledges $1 Million in Aid to Support Relief of Nepal Earthquake Disaster”

May 1, 2015: KSBY
“Charities seek donations to support earthquake aid”

May 1, 2015: Stanford News
“Stanford community contributes to Nepal’s earthquake relief efforts”

April 30, 2015: NBC Bay Area
“Support the Victims of the Nepal Earthquake”

April 30, 2015: The World Post
“Nepal: Humanitarian Aid in Action – Conversations With Key Personnel at Direct Relief Headquarters, April 29, 2015”

April 29, 2015: Twit
“This Week in Google 298”

April 29, 2015: Jack Johnson
“Nepal Earthquake Relief Initiative”

April 29, 2015: Santa Maria Sun
“Los Olivos mother coordinates earthquake relief effort in Nepal”

April 29, 2015: Distractify
“10 Things You Should Know Before You Donate to Nepal”

April 29, 2015: Discovery
“Nepal quake: Death Toll Could Reach 10,000”

April 29, 2015: Noozhawk
“Children’s Oral Health Summit Set for Friday at CenCal Health in Santa Barbara”

April 29, 2015: Men’s Journal
“Where to Donate Now for Earthquake Relief in Nepal”

April 29, 2015: AboutTravel
“How to Help the Recovery Efforts in Nepal”

April 29, 2015: FedEx
“FedEx Response to Nepal Earthquake”

April 28, 2015: Blog.reddit
“Calling all redditors to help Nepal earthquake victims”

April 28, 2015: Star Patcher
“BBB Offers Nepal Earthquake Donation Tips”

April 28, 2015: FedEx
“FedEx and Nepal Relief”

April 28, 2015: Fort Morgan Times
“Avoid Nepal earthquake relief scams”

April 27, 2015: Santa Barbara Independent
“Santa Barbara Responds to Nepal Earthquake”

April 27, 2015:
“3 Trusted Ways to Give to Nepal Earthquake Relief”

April 27, 2015: The Ellen DeGeneres Show
“Donate to Nepal Earthquake Relief”

April 25, 2015: KEYT KCOY KKFX
“Direct Relief Mobilizing to Send Medical Aid to Nepal Quake Victims”

April 25, 2015: Charity Navigator Blog
“Nepal Earthquake Relief”

April 25, 2015: PRI
“How to help Nepal: 7 vetted charities doing relief work following the earthquake”

April 23, 2015: HuffPost Global Motherhood
“Bringing Health Care to the Doorsteps of African Communities”

April 20, 2015: Health IT Outcomes
“Direct Relief’s Plan to Ensure Healthcare for All”

April 15, 2015: The Lancet Global Health
“Burden of obstetric fistula: from measurement to action”

April 13, 2015:
“Will You Qualify for Your Nonprofit Job Five Years from Now?”

April 13, 2015: Associations Now
“Turning Your Mission Into A Message”

April 10, 2015: Data Informed
“In Africa, Health Workers Deliver Urgent Care Despite Adversity”

April 10, 2015:
“How to Better Choose the World’s Most Innovative Nonprofits”

April 7, 2015: Nonprofit Quarterly
“The Nonprofit Job Skills You’ll Need by 2020”

April 7, 2015: FastCompany
“What it will take to get a nonprofit job in 2020”

April 6, 2015; GeoConnexion
“A Day in the Life of Community Health Workers”

April 4, 2015: SciDev.Net
“Success of ASEAN integration hinges on interconnectivity”

March 30, 2015: BusinessWire
“Baxter Expands Access to Healthcare Through Collaborations and Charitable Giving”

March 30, 2015: PeaceFMOnline
“BCI & Peace And Love Hospital Goes to Presbyterian University in Akropong”

March 27, 2015: BioSpace
“Henry Schein, Inc. Donates Health Care Products to Help Ongoing Relief Efforts for Victims of Malawi  Flooding”

March 24, 2015: Santa Barbara News-Press
“Ebola threat puts aid providers under scrutiny; Direct Relief representatives say they feel fine after trip to Africa”

March 24, 2015: Santa Barbara News-Press
“Ebola test comes back negative; Local woman who traveled to Africa cleared to leave hospital”

March 18, 2015: Seagate Blog
“IT Help for Non-Profit Heroes”

March 9, 2015: Bloody Disgusting
“Monochromatic Horror Featured in This Week’s Humble Bundle”

March 4, 2015: HuffPost Impact
“3 Lessons (Among Many) as a Result of Ebola in Sierra Leone”

February 27, 2015: Santa Barbara Independent
“Volunteers Assemble Direct Relief Medical Backpacks”

February 26, 2015: Santa Barbara Independent
“Direct Relief Headquarters and Warehouse Get Go-Ahead”

February 25, 2015: KEYT KCOY KKFX
“Bishop Diego Students Volunteer for Day of Service”

February 24, 2015: Noozhawk
“Santa Barbara Council Designates Direct Relief Development a ‘Community Benefit Project'”

February 21, 2015: Noozhawk
“Direct Relief’s Goleta Warehouses Overflowing with Record Donations of Medical Supplies”

February 18, 2015: VatorNews
“Reddit: $8.3M in ad revenue; time for a new front page?”

February 18, 2015: Blog. reddit
“reddit donate- 10% of our 2014 advertising revenue will be donated to 10 charities you choose. Voting begins now!”

February 17, 2015:
“What Makes ‘SuperAgers’ So Unique? (Hint: Whales and Elephants Have It, Too)”

February 11, 2015: International Business Times
“Ebola Outbreak Update: Withdrawal of US Troops From Liberia Isn’t ‘Mission Accomplished,’ Obama Says”

February 11, 2015: AME Info
“Mundipharma donates Betadine to support the fight against Ebola”

February 10, 2015: Pharmaceutical Commerce
“Relief supplies continue to flow to West Africa as response ‘pivots toward recovery'”

February 10, 2015: HuffPost Media
“Does Hyped-Up Coverage of Approaching Blizzards Damage Our Psyche?”

February 10, 2015: The NonProfit Times
“Magazine Cites ‘Innovative’ Nonprofits”

February 10, 2015: Voice of America
“Shifting Focus in Ebola Countries”

February 9, 2015: Fast Company
“The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Not-For-Profit”

February 4, 2015: Santa Barbara Independent
“Direct Relief Restocks West African Clinics”

January 30, 2015: Christian Today
“107-year-old Facebook user: Think about others before yourself”

January 29, 2015: Candis
“Happy birthday Facebook!”

January 27, 2015: Infection Control Today
“National Nurses United Announces Donation to International Medical Corps for Ebola Response in West Africa”

January 27, 2015: Santa Barbara Independent
“Direct Relief Volunteer Turns 107”

January 23, 2015: Santa Barbara Seasons
“Silverhorn Welcomes Bernd Munsteiner in Special Event to Benefit Direct Relief”

January 22, 2015: FOX News
“At 107, oldest Facebook user finds a brave new world”

January 21, 2015: University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration
“107 Years of Service”

January 21, 2015: One News Page
“This 107-year-old woman from Santa Barbara is Facebook’s oldest registered user”

January 20, 2015: KCOY KEYT KKFX
“Facebook’s Oldest User Turns 107”

January 20, 2015: Noozhawk
“Direct Relief Throws a Party to Celebrate Volunteer’s 107th Birthday”

January 20, 2015: EdHat
“Edythe Kirchmaier Celebrates Her 107th Birthday”

January 20, 2015: Yahoo! News
“Meet Facebook’s oldest registered user who just turned 107”

January 20, 2015: Good Morning America/ABC News
“Say Happy Birthday to Facebook’s Oldest Member”

January 14, 2015: ChartWell
“106-year-old woman embraces Facebook for charity”

January 14, 2015: Central Coast Dining
“Milk & Honey Supports Direct Relief”

January 14, 2015: HuffPost Impact
“Apples and Oranges: Comparison of Life Events in Haiti and the US”

January 12, 2015: FedEx Blog
“An Emotional Return to Haiti: 5 Years Later”

January 12, 2015: Medtronic
“Medtronic Awards $150,000 Locally in Health Access Grants”

January 9, 2015: CitiHope International
“Brain Cancer Medicine Delivered to Two Kenya Hospitals”

January 6, 2015: Drug Discovery & Development
“J&J: Start of Phase 1 Clinical Trial of Ebola Vaccine Regimen”

January 3, 2015: Modern Ghana
“Breast Care International Calls for Joint Effort to Fight Breast Cancer in 2015”

January 1, 2015: BrooWaha
“Apotex has focused its efforts on the Chikungunya response”

January 1, 2015: Santa Barbara Independent
“Rich Appelbaum: Creating the Future”


December 31, 2014: KEYT-KCOY-KKFX
“Direct Relief Sending Ebola Relief Shipment for Liberia”

December 30, 2014: International Business Times
“Why Is The Ebola Outbreak In West Africa So Difficult To End?”

December 29, 2014: Game Informer
“Thirty-three Gamers Participating In Charity ‘Zeldathon’ This Week”

December 28, 2014: Health Alliance
“Weekly Recap: Season of Giving”

December 24, 2014: HuffPost Impact
“Christmas in Sierra Leone: A Long-Overdue Ebola Care Unit for Local Health Workers”

December 23, 2014: The Sheet
“Training harder, getting faster: Mammoth Medical Missions makes a return trip to the Philippines”

December 23, 2014: Star Africa
“First Ebola Treatment Unit for Local Health Workers Arrives in Sierra Leone”

December 22, 2014: Chicago Tribune
“Ask Amy: This season, give more than you receive”

December 19, 2014: Cebu Daily News
“Cebu towns get emergency relief backpacks”

December 18, 2014: Cebu Sun Star
“Group distributes medical kits to trained LGUs”

December 17, 2014: Today’s Hospitalist
“Fighting Ebola on the ground”

December 12, 2014: Noozhawk
“Direct Relief Volunteers Pack 3,000 Care Kits for Neighbors in Need”

December 11, 2014: Gamer Fit Nation
“Zeldathon for Charity”

December 11, 2014: All Africa
“Liberia: Africare Urges U.S. Congress to Continue Anti-Ebola Fight”

December 11, 2014: EcPlaza
“Mundipharma Donates BETADINE Anti-viral Supplies to Direct Relief to Support the Fight Against Ebola in West Africa”

December 10, 2014: KCLU
“Four Santa Barbara County Based Nonprofits Ranked Among Best Performers in State”

December 9, 2014: KEYT KCOY KKFX
“Direct Relief Volunteers Pitch in to Create Care Packages”

December 9, 2014: PSI Impact
“Companies Eager to Work Together In Response to Ebola”

December 8, 2014: Talking Points Memo
“How Close Are We to an Ebola Vaccine or Medicine?”

December 6, 2014: Weather Underground
“Category 3 Typhoon Hagupit Hits the Philippines”

December 6, 2014: Dr. Bob’s Blog
“Evening Ebola Update”

December 6, 2014:
“Typhoon Hagupit roars into the Philippines”

December 5, 2014: Noozhawk
“Direct Relief Invites Community Volunteers to Assemble Personal Care Packs for People in Need”

December 5, 2014: Noozhawk
“NCL Ticktockers Spend a Day Devoted to Philanthropy, Leadership and Culture”

December 5, 2014: Science Blogs
“Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby): Update and what you can do to help”

December 2, 2014: Hospira
“Hospira Foundation Announces 10 Recipients of (Mission: Care)2 Grants and Initiates Next Phase of Challenge”

December 2, 2014: WTOP
“Tips for secure, meaningful giving this holiday season”

December 2, 2014: Santa Ynez Valley News
“Dunn School students lend a hand during Day of Caring”

December 2, 2014: The Silver Pen
“Giving Tuesday 2014”

December 2, 2014: Global Post
“9 global charities that probably won’t waste your money on #GivingTuesday”

December 2, 2014: Etsy News Blog
“Etsy Gives Back in Thanks”

December 1, 2014: Naked Law
“Holiday giving guide: 21 charities that deserve your donation”

November 26, 2014: NeoSeeker
“Game developers team up with Humble Bundle to fight against Ebola outbreak”

November 26, 2014: Game Politics
“Humble Bundle Hosting 96-Hour ‘Games Against Ebola’ Game Jam”

November 25, 2014: Computing Now
“Third International Women’s Hackathon continues into December”

November 19, 2014: Multiple
“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

November 19, 2014: Examiner
“Smart phone donation helps in fight against Ebola”

November 18, 2014: Skidmore College
“Update on Campus Response to Ebola”

November 18, 2014: Noozhawk
“Goleta Council Forms Ad Hoc Committee for Airport Property”

November 18, 2014: Devex Impact
“Innovation and collaboration are core to progress in global health”

November 18, 2014: Santa Barbara Independent
When the Lights Go Out Dreams Big”

November 17, 2014: All Africa
“Sierra Leone: Another Batch of 54 Survivors Discharged At Hastings Treatment Centre”

November 17, 2014: Bayer
“Bayer increases its donations of medications for Ebola patients to a total value of more than EUR 3.7M”

November 10, 2014: Philanthropy News Digest
“Paul Allen Announces New Humanitarian Relief Grants for West Africa”

November 7, 2014: KEYT KCOY KKFX
“Neighborhood Clinics Opens New Goleta Dental Office”

November 7, 2014: Health News Digest
“Flu-Fighting Information For Older Americans”

November 7, 2014: Pacific Coast Business Times
“The business of aid: Direct Relief adapts corporate strategy”

November 7, 2014: LillyPad
“Lilly and Partners Aid the People of West Africa”

November 6, 2014: The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
“New Humanitarian Grants to Meet Real-Time Needs in Ebola-Stricken West Africa”

November 6, 2014: KEYT
“Microsoft Co-Founder Donates $1 Million to Goleta Nonprofit for Ebola Relief”

November 3, 2014: Beckers Hospital Review
“American safety-net facilities lack proper Ebola PPE, survey shows”

November 3, 2014: DataWatch
“Amid Ebola crises, what can data analytics do?”

November 3, 2014: Ventura County Star
“Ebola aid workers fear the q-word”

November 1, 2014: Digital Supply Chain
“CEVA and FedEx leverage expertise to help Ebola response”

November 1, 2014: Foundation Center
“Trends in Ebola Relief Funding”

November 1, 2014: Daily Kos
“The Global Response to Ebola”

November 1, 2014: Daily Herald
“Glenbard West coach, others raising funds to fight Ebola”

October 31, 2014: National Association of Community Health Centers
“Health Centers and Readiness for Ebola”

October 31, 2014: PhRMA
“Conversations: Ebola”

October 31, 2014: The Daily Nexus
“Promote Direct Relief, Not Paranoia”

October 29, 2014: Computerworld
“If Ebola’s a problem here, just imagine it in India”

October 29, 2014: Noozhawk
“NGOs and a More Equitable World: Nicholas Kristof to Speak at UCSB Conference”

October 28, 2014: Foundation Center
“Philanthropy & Hurricane Sandy: A Report on the Foundation & Corporate Response”

October 27, 2014: Daily Titan
“Two computer science majors win International Women’s Hackathon with iOS missing persons app”

October 25, 2014: Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette
“The flu: An epidemic we can all fight”

October 25, 2014: Montgomery Advertiser
“How cellphones can predict where Ebola strikes next”

October 24, 2014: Pacific Coast Business Times
“Editorial: Ebola eradication effort turns to region’s experts”

October 24, 2014: Science & Business of Pharmaceuticals
“J&J Speeds Ebola Vaccine Development and Expands Production”

October 24, 2014: OK!
“Celebrities Spotted Out and About – Week of October 24”

October 23, 2014: Forbes
“Fidelity Shortlists 9 Charities Fighting Ebola”

October 23, 2014: NetHope Solutions Center
“UAV Webinar Series in Review: What we’ve learned and what’s to come”

October 22, 2014: Global Grind
“An Ebola Handbag Is Being Sold, And It’s Pretty Sick”

October 22, 2014: Pipeline Review
“Johnson & Johnson Announces Major Commitment to Speed  Ebola Vaccine Development and Significantly Expand Production”

October 22, 2014: Ecorazzi
“Zachary Quinto Joins the Fight to Stop Ebola”

October 21, 2014: All Africa – Liberia Observer
“Liberia: Africare Delivers U.S. $180,000 Medical Supplies to Two Hospitals in Bong”

October 22, 2014: The New American
“Obama Executive Order Authorizes Using Reserves to Fight Ebola in Africa”

October 21, 2014: Annenberg Media Center
“Other Major Diseases Are Going Untreated In West Africa Because of Ebola”

October 21, 2014: Daily Mail Online
“Debra Messing, 46, shows off remarkable youthful complexion while handing out toiletries for charity in New York”

October 21, 2014: Philanthropy News Digest
“Donations to Largest Charities Up More Than 10 Percent, Study Finds”

October 21, 2014: Today’s Trucking
“Medical Supplies FedEx-ed to Fight Ebola”

October 20, 2014: San Francisco Business Times
“Chronicle of Philanthropy: 7 of top 50 U.S. charities are based in California”

October 20, 2014: Presidio Sports
“Fay is Santa Barbara High’s Scholar Athlete of the Year”

October 20, 2014: The New York Times
“Donations for Ebola Relief Efforts Are Slow to Take Off”

October 19, 2014: Civil Society News
“Non-Governmental Organizations Responding to Ebola”

October 19, 2014: Noozhawk
“Judy Foreman: As Ebola Crisis Spreads, Direct Relief Proving that Partnership Matter”

October 18, 2014: Voice of America
“US Charitable Aid Lags in West Africa’s Ebola Fight”

October 17, 2014: InStyle
“Debra Messing Talks Skincare Secrets and the One Beauty Trend She’ll Never Try Again”

October 17, 2014: The Record
“New Jersey companies make donations in fight against Ebola”

October 17, 2014: Elk Grove Citizen
“Job’s Daughters celebrates 50th birthday in Elk Grove”

October 17, 2014: SAP The Customer Edge
“30 Days of #Brandlove: Direct Relief International”

October 17, 2014: Wildlife TV
“Ebola Virus: What YOU can do to help”

October 16, 2014: KEYT – KCOY – KKFX
“Goleta-Based Nonprofit Sends Ebola Supplies to Guinea”

October 15, 2014: Virgin
“Tackling Ebola – panic moves faster than any virus”

October 15, 2014: Digital Journal
“Henry Schein And Its Supplier Partners To Donate More Than $1 Million In Protective Equipment To Help Prevent Spread of Ebola”

October 15, 2014: FedEx
“FedEx Support for Ebola Relief Efforts”

October 14, 2014: Forbes
“How You Can Help Fight The Ebola Outbreak In West Africa”

October 12, 2014: The Journal Gazette
“Couple rallying Ebola aid locally”

October 10, 2014: North American Precis Syndicate
“Flu-Fighting Information For Older Americans”

October 9, 2014: PinotFile
“‘Sideways’ Crew Reunited on 10th Anniversary”

October 9, 2014: Official The Magazine
“Three Things You Can Do Other Thank Joke About The Ebola Virus”

October 9, 2014: The National Law Review
“Ebola Response Missing A Critical Player”

October 8, 2014: Brookings
“The Hole in Obama’s ‘Whole of Government’ Response to Ebola”

October 8, 2014: The Spicy Gourmet
“Recipe Book Purchase Benefits Direct Relief”

October 8, 2014: All Africa
“Liberia: Africare Donates Medical Supplies”

October 7, 2014: Bayer
“Bayer donates medicines worth USD 3.2 million for Ebola victims”

October 6, 2014: New York Amsterdam News
“Is modernization contributing to the Ebola epidemic?”

October 4, 2014: SPY Ghana
“80 Health Facilities To Get From Free Medications”

October 4, 2014: AlJazeera America
“Gross governance errors led to Ebola epidemic”

October 3, 2014: Noozhawk
“Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Taking Precautions Against Ebola”

October 2, 2014: The Atlantic
“The Incredible Rubber Glove”

October 2, 2014: New York Times
“Delays in the Fight Against Ebola”

October 2, 2014: GSK Our People
“Employee volunteering gets personal”

October 2, 2014: GSK More Than Medicine Blog
“Answering the call to combat Ebola”

October 2, 2014: The Oracle, Univ. of South Florida
“Class raises Ebola awareness, donations”

October 2, 2014: Allstate Digital Newsroom
“Allstate to Make Comprehensive, Supportive Guide Available to Every Person in the U.S. Diagnosed with Breast Cancer”

October 1, 2014: KCLU News
“Santa Barbara County Based Agency Continues To Support Ebola Relief Efforts”

October 1, 2014: Orthodontic Products
“Midmark Launches Year-End Dental Sterilizer Promotion”

September 30, 2014: Scientific American
“Superbugs should scare you more than Ebola in the US”

September 29, 2014: Bloomberg Businessweek
“Hilton Head business donates thousands of drinks to Ebola patients”

September 26, 2014: Clinton Foundation Blog
“Leveraging Resources to Fight Ebola”

September 26, 2014: SAP Business Trends Blog
“What Will it Take to End the Ebola Crisis?”

September 25, 2014: New York Amsterdam News
“Strip mines, pollution and de-foresting linked to Ebola’s deadly spread”

September 25, 2014: Air Charter Service
“Air Charter Service assists Direct Relief with critical Ebola aid flight”

September 24, 2014: The Chronicle of Philanthropy
“$103-Billion Pledged at Clinton Global Initiative”

September 24, 2014: Clinton Foundation
“President Clinton, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, And Chelsea Clinton Call Members to Action on Final Day of 10th CGI Annual Meeting”

September 23, 2014: Global Association of Risk Professionals
“Massive Aid Urged to Quell Ebola as 1 Million Cases Estimated”

September 22, 2014: AllAfrica
“Liberia: U.S. Group Donates Biggest Private Medical Supplies to Liberia”

September 22, 2014: IntraHealth International
“IntraHealth International Announces New Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action to Address Obstetric Fistula in Mali”

September 17, 2014: NPR Goats and Soda
“Who’s Giving What: Nonprofits Step Up Anti-Ebola Efforts”

September 16, 2014: Airlink
“Airlink Tapped by Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to Execute Air Bridge for Ebola Response”

September 16,2014: AlJazeera America
“Ebola outbreak exposes West Africa’s existing public health woes”

September 16, 2014: Ventura County Star
“Ebola supplies being hauled to New York, then Africa”

September 15, 2014: Top Management Degrees
“Top 50 Income Earning Charities”

September 13, 2014: PUNCH
“Ebola CSR: Where are Nigerian companies”

September 12, 201: Music Times
“Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore Calls For Donations to Ebola Outbreak”

September 11, 2014: KEYT-KCOY-KKFX
“Direct Relief Sends 100 Tons of Medical Relief to Africa in Ongoing Ebola Battle”

September 11, 2014: Edhat
“Direct Relief Sends Ebola Relief”

September 10, 2014: Associated Press
“Haiti Gets Help For Mosquito-Born Virus Outbreak”

September 2, 2014: ISHN
“3M Personal Safety Division donates nearly 1 million respirators to help fight Ebola Virus”

September 2, 2014: Occupational Health & Safety
“3M Makes Big N95 Donation for Ebola Care”

September 1, 2014: CAPA Centre for Aviation
“Airlink aviation charity group spearheads an airlift for the Ebola Virus outbreak in Liberia”

August 31, 2014: Sarasota Herald-Tribune
“In Ebola war, everyone can help”

August 28, 2014: Bloomberg
“Unburied Bodies Show Ebola-Hit Areas’ Transportation Woes”

August 28, 2014: HuffPost Impact
“The Ripple Effect of Ebola on Health Care in West Africa”

August 21, 2014: KEYT KCOY KKFX
“Direct Relief Raises Airlift Funds”

August 21, 2014: Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
“3M, Ecolab join battle against Ebola in Africa”

August 20, 2014: Santa Maria Sun
“Reuniting sideways: The cast and crew of ‘Sideways’ return to celebrate the film’s 10th anniversary and its lasting impact on the Central Coast”

August 20, 2014: Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Ecolab, 3M send medical supplies to West Africa”

August 20, 2014: Ghana News Agency
“More women diagnosed with breast cancer BCI”

August 20, 2014: Bloomberg
“Ebola Dead Can’t Be Buried in Liberia Amid Bag Shortage”

August 15, 2014: DotMed Daily News
“Top medical companies send supplies to West Africa”

August 14, 2014: HAPPI
“Battling Ebola”

August 11, 2014: Triple Pundit
“Corporations, Nonprofit Collaborate to Send Aid for the Ebola Outbreak”

August 9, 2014: Wisconsin State Journal
“Free health clinic draws hundreds of patients, hundreds of volunteers”

August 8, 2014:
“2014 CECP Summit Highlights: Excellence Awards”

August 7, 2014: Santa Ynez Valley News
“‘Sideways’ returns to the Valley for 10th anniversary reunion”

August 5, 2014: McClatchy Washington Bureau
“Growing Ebola crisis fuels calls for coordinated international response”

August 4, 2014: The Hollywood Reporter
“‘Sideways’ 10th Anniversary Celebrated at Reunion with Alexander Payne, Paul Giamatti”

August 4, 2014: Santa Barbara News-Press
“Stars and Vines: Sideways Reunion Brings Out Hollywood and Wine A-Listers”

August 4, 2014: Avoyelles Today
“Avoyelles has ‘high vulnerability’ in event of hurricane”

August 2, 2014: National Geographic
“World Turns Its Attention to West African Ebola Crisis”

August 1, 2014: Huffington Post Impact
“Ebola: 5 Questions for a Frontline Healthcare Worker in Sierra Leone”

July 28, 2014:
“Live healthy: Living with diabetes”

July 25, 2014: Satellite Today
“Disaster Tech Lab Completes Typhoon Haiyan Report, Plans Second Trip”

July 24, 2014: Baxter Sustainability Report
“Changing Women’s Lives though Fistula Repair Surgery”

July 3, 2014: Information Week
“Hurricane Arthur Vs. Data Visualization: Supplies Riddle”

June 26, 2014: Loren’s World
“Charities and Charitable Causes Worth Donating To”

June 18, 2014: WINK News
“‘Hurricane tax’ no longer needed on Fla. insurance bills”

June 18, 2014: Shreveport Times
“Which Louisiana parish ranks among nation’s 10 most vulnerable to hurricanes?”

June 17, 2014: USA Today
“Hurricane danger zone: The 10 places most at risk”

June 17, 2014: Noozhawk
“UCSB’s Capps Center Internship Program Teaches Students the Value of Public Service”

May 27, 2014: Santa Ynez Valley News
“Valley residents shine at Direct Relief Women’s fundraiser”

May 23, 2014: Abbott
“Abbott Helps Communities Prepare for Hurricane/Typhoon Season”

May 23, 2014: Al Jazeera
“Fistula surgery transforms lives in Kenya” 

May 22, 2014: TMCnet
“It IS About Logistics: How FedEx Integrates Community Engagement Into Its Core Operations”

May 21, 2014: Bloomberg TV
“Direct Relief: Delivering a World of Good”

May 20, 2014: 3BL Media
“CECP Presents 2014 Excellence Award to Direct Relief for Exemplary Collaboration with FedEx”

May 18, 2014: Noozhawk
“Direct Relief Women Celebrate Mother’s Day with Benefit in Support of Maternal, Child Health Care”

May 11, 2014: KEYT NewsChannel3
“Local Moms Work to Improve Global Maternal and Child Health”

May 9, 2014: Voice of America TECHtonics Blog
“Aid Groups Turn to Unmanned Aircraft for Disaster Support”

April 29, 2014: KEYT NewsChannel 3
“Direct Relief Sends Aid to Tornado Ravaged States”

April 23, 2014: Polygon
“How commercial games can engage players in social causes”

April 22, 2014: KSBY
“Local volunteer awarded Senior Service Award”

April 15, 2014: HuffPost Impact
“How the Gaming Industry Helps People Help the World”

April 14, 2014: Charity Navigator Blog
“Following up on Disaster Donations”

April 13, 2014: The Santa Barbara Independent
“106-Year-Old Volunteer Honored as California Salute to Senior Service Winner”

April 11, 2014: Reuters US
“Three New Health Stations to Provide Care for 50,000 Philippines Typhoon Survivors”

April 8, 2014: Bloomberg
“Vodafone Americas Foundation Names Finalists for Sixth Annual Wireless Innovation Project (TM) Competition”

April 2, 2014: KEYT News
“Direct Relief Welcomes Visitor From Chile on Heels of Quake”

March 31, 2014: Modern Ghana
“BCI presents drugs to hospitals”

March 31, 2014: Ghana Web
“BCI, Peace & Love Hospitals donate drugs to health facilities”

March 30, 2014: Spy Ghana
“BCI has presented drugs worth $2m to selected hospitals across Ghana”

March 26, 2014: Los Altos Town Crier
“Loyola K-Kids launch annual eyeglass drive”

March 25, 2014: DC Velocity
“Logistics, material handling industries give back”

March 22, 2014: Noozhawk
“National Charity League Honors 2014 Graduating Class at Annual Senior Presents”

March 9, 2014: Noozhawk
“Flowers for Relief: Brighten Someone’s Day and Help Those in Need”

March 8, 2014: Manila Bulletin
“Alpha Phi Beta: Love at the time of Yolanda”

March 7, 2014: Filipino Reporter
“ANCOP USA serves 10,000 poor typhoon victims in Iloilo” 

March 7, 2014: Philippine Consulate of L.A.
“Direct Relief Invites Consul General De La Vega and PeDRO to its Headquarters”

March 7, 2014: PR Web
“National VOAD Announces Direct Relief as First Associate Member”

March 6, 2014: Abbott
“Abbott Celebrates International Women’s Day 2014”

March 6, 2014: Modern Ghana
“Wiafe-Addai commended for supporting breast cancer campaign”

March 6, 2014: Santa Ynez Valley News
“Foundation raises $1M for Direct Relief”

March 6, 2014: Santa Maria Sun
“Spring Forth: Vintners Weekend in Santa Barbara County is bigger and better than ever”

March 5, 2014: Spatial Marketing
“Maps help make informed decisions?”

February 26, 2014: Toyota Forklifts & Trucks
“Toyota Announces Winners of Facebook Photo Contest ‘Lift A Co-Worker, Lift A Community'”

February 26, 2014: Santa Barbara News-Press
“Wine Auction Raises $1 Million for DRI”

February 25, 2014: Noozhawk
“Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation Raises a Glass, Funding for Direct Relief”

February 15, 2014: Santa Barbara News Press
“Sold! High-Profile Wine Auction to Benefit Direct Relief”

February 11, 2014: Anderson Cooper 360
Checking Charities’ Claims

January 17, 2014: Simi Valley Acorn
“A century of selfless service: Simi Valley Women’s Club celebrates 100 years”

January 6, 2014: USAID
“USAID Announces New Award to Prevent and Repair Obstetric Fistula”

January 5, 2014: Open Health News
“Drones for Healthcare Powered by ‘Open Source'”


December 28, 2013: Noozhawk
“Direct Relief’s Volunteer Army Provides Hands-On Help Here at Home Whenever Disaster Strikes”

December 28, 2013: BD
“BD 2013 Annual Report: Unique Collaborations”

December 27, 2013: KEYT
“Local Organization Assisting People Affected By Big Sur Fire”

December 27, 2013: KSBY
“Direct Relief sends medical supplies to help in aftermath of fire”

December 27, 2013: American Dental Association
“ADA, ADA Foundation and members of dental industry provide Typhoon Haiyan relief”

December 22, 2013: The Washington Post
“Ask Amy: Celebrate the holiday through generosity”

December 17, 2013: Santa Ynez Valley News
“Have camera, will travel”

December 16, 2013: The Huffington Post
“Providing Critically-Needed Medical Aid to Tacloban Hospitals”

December 16, 2013: DevEx
“In the Philippines, drones provide humanitarian relief”

December 16, 2013: Forecast International
“UAVs Support Relief Operations in Philippines”

December 15, 2013: Chattanooga Times Free Press
Consumer Watch: Charitable suggestions for year-end giving

December 9, 2013: BusinessWire
“Cost Plus World Market to Donate 100% of Net Proceeds of Its Sale of Baskets from the Philippines to Direct Relief Organization”

December 6, 2013: Toonari Post
“Carnival and Miami HEAT Donate to Philippine Relief Efforts”

December 5, 2013: Travel Weekly
“Carnival Corp raises $1.5M for Philippines relief effort”

December 5, 2013: PR Newswire
“Henry Schein and Supplier Partners Provide $150,000 in Health Care Supplies and Financial Support for Victims of Typhoon Haiyan”

November 30, 2013: New Jersey Newsroom
“The Best…and Very Worst…Charities”

November 25, 2013: ABS CBN News
“FedEx brings medical supplies for ‘Yolanda’ victims”

November 25, 2013: Forbes
“The 50 Largest U.S. Charities”

November 25, 2013: KCLU
“Santa Barbara County Based Relief Group Makes Biggest Single Shipment of Medical Supplies in its History to Philippines”

November 24, 2013: KSBY
“Direct Relief sends 50-ton emergency airlift to Philippines”

November 24, 2013: KSBY
“Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians donates $10,000 to Direct Relief”

November 23, 2013: The Channels, Santa Barbara City College
Direct Relief looking for donations from SBCC students

November 23, 2013: My FOX LA
“Help for Typhoon Victims”

November 23, 2013: Noozhawk
“Direct Relief Sends Record 50 Tons of Medical Supplies to Storm-Devastated Philippines”

November 23, 2013: The Philippine Star
“UN telecoms agency donates satellite phones, laptops”

November 22, 2013: SPi World News
“Showing an Impact: PULSE Annual Impact Report”

November 20, 2013: Female Imagination
“UK Charity Appeal Raises  ₤50M For Typhoon Haiyan”

November 19, 2013: That Guy with the Blog
“Help For The Philippines”

November 18, 2013: Crooks and Liars
“Delayed Philippines Aid Arrives: How You Can Help, Too”

November 18, 2013: Look to the Stars
“Jack Johnson and Journey Donate to Typhoon Haiyan Relief”

November 18, 2013: CNBC
“Is your company sending disaster aid? First, do no harm”

November 16, 2013: Dark Beauty Magazine
“Philippines Relief”

November 16, 2013: The Clear Parent
“Sometimes We Just Need a Good Friend and a Good Laugh”

November 15, 2013: New York Film Academy
“Philippines Disaster Relief Fund at NYFA”

November 15, 2013: Fortune Magazine
“Disaster relief’s chicken-egg problem”

November 13, 2013: Diving in Puerto Galera
“Typhoon Haiyan: how you can help the Philippines”

November 12, 2013: Microsoft Disaster Response Blog
“UPDATE #1: Microsoft Disaster Response – Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda”

November 10, 2013: The Harry Potter Alliance
“How to Help The Philippines”

November 10, 2013: Doctor V. Goes Over The Sea
“Women of Shame”

November 9, 2013: Team Rubicon
“We’re Launching Operation: Seabird”

November 9, 2013: Noozhawk
“Santa Barbara Man Driven to Help the Helpless Suffering from Craniofacial Deformities”

November 6, 2013: PharmExecBlog
“The Vanishing Rx Patient Assistant Programs?”

October 24, 2013: MANA Online – Malawi News Agency
“UNDP Honours Malawian Women with Dignity”

October 3, 2013: Noozhawk
“Thomas Tighe: Canaries in the Affordable Care Act Coal Mine”

September 20, 2013: Wall Street Journal
“Covidien Launches Response Effort in Support of Colorado Flood Relief”

September 19, 2013: Santa Ynez Valley News
“‘Friendraiser’ held in Santa Ynez Valley”

September 16, 2013: KEYT
“Direct Relief to Send Aid to Colorado Flood Victims”

August 23, 2013: KEYT
“Still Driving at 105: Local Woman Gets New Car to Continue Volunteer Work”

August 22, 2013: KCOY
“Local 105-Year-Old Woman Gets New Car From Anonymous Donor”

August 12, 2013: All Access Music Group
“10 Questions with… Glen Phillips”

August 9, 2013: The Guardian
“Bill Gates Criticises Google’s Project Loon Initiative”

August 6, 2013: Clinica Esperanza
“$4 Million in Meds Arrive in Roatan”

August 5, 2013: Popular Science
“We’d Happily Break Our Wrist For This 3-D Printed Splint”

August 1, 2013: Clinton Foundation: Up Close
“Featured Solution: BD and Direct Relief International”

July 29, 2013: Sys-Con Media
“Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of July 28, 2013”

July 29, 2013: Santa Barbara Independent
“The Better Angels: Friends Lighten a Life in Human Rights Work”

July 23, 2013: Inside Flipboard
Causes Get a Home on Flipboard in New “Big Ideas” Category

July 22, 2013: Wireless Design & Development
GIV Mobile Officially Launches Service Dedicated to Giving to Nonprofit Charity of Customer’s Choice

July 16, 2013: National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics via Globe Newswire
“Hundreds Receive Free Health Care in New Orleans Through Help of Sponsors, Donors and Volunteers”

July 12, 2013: Charity News Xperedon
“Non-profit Tech: Charity Award”

July 11, 2013: University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy
“Direct Relief Recognized for Outstanding Use of Mapping in Humanitarian Work”

July 10, 2013: GovLoop
“How GIS Can Be Used for Humanitarian Aid – Case Study from Direct Relief”

July 9, 2013: Future Gov Asia Pacific
“NGO Recognised for Outstanding Use of GIS”

July 9, 2013: GISCafe Voice
“Esri User Conference Plenary Session 2013”

July 9, 2013: FedEx Community Involvement
“Direct Relief…When You Need It Most” 

July 8, 2013: Direct Relief Receives President’s Award for Outstanding Use of GIS
Yahoo! Finance
Los Angeles Business Journal
Directions Magazine

June 21, 2013: The Santa Barbara Independent
“Direct Relief Drops ‘International’ from Name”

June 15, 2013: Dominican Today
“Batey Relief Alliance increases program expenditures in DR, Haiti”

March 14, 2013: The Santa Barbara Independent
105-Year-Old Woman Gets Birthday Wish

February 25, 2013: Fast Company
“How Terrorist-Hunting Software Saved Lives During Hurricane Sandy”

January 17, 2013: The Santa Barbara Independent
“Facebooking at 104: Direct Relief Volunteer, Social Network Matriarch”


July 2, 2012:  “The Mission in Action: Direct Relief International Responds to Colorado Wildfires”
Humanitarian News
World’s Luxury Gide
Just Means

June 29, 2012: Noozhawk
Direct Relief Activates Emergency Response as Colorado Fires Rage

Amgen Foundation Contributions Report 2011:
Two Years Later: Haiti Relief Efforts Continue

Palantir – Our Work/Making a Difference
Tackling Problems for a Better World

June 27, 2012: Abbott
Abbott, The Abbott Fund and Direct Relief International Reach Key HIV Testing Milestones: 20 Million Tests Provided Over 10 Years, and More Than 150,000 HIV Cases Prevented in Children

June 27, 2012: Yahoo! Finance
Abbott, The Abbott Fund and Direct Relief International Reach Key HIV Testing Milestones: 20 Million Tests Provided Over 10 Years, and More Than 150,000 HIV Cases Prevented in Children

June 27, 2012: San Francisco Business Times
Abbott, The Abbott Fund and Direct Relief International Reach Key HIV Testing Milestones: 20 Million Tests Provided Over 10 Years, and More Than 150,000 HIV Cases Prevented in Children

June 27, 2012: Daily Markets
Abbott, The Abbott Fund and Direct Relief International Reach Key HIV Testing Milestones: 20 Million Tests Provided Over 10 Years, and More Than 150,000 HIV Cases Prevented in Children

June 27, 2012: Just Means
Abbott, The Abbott Fund and Direct Relief International Reach Key HIV Testing Milestones: 20 Million Tests Provided Over 10 Years, and More Than 150,000 HIV Cases Prevented in Children

June 27, 2012: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Newswire
Abbott, The Abbott Fund and Direct Relief International Reach Key HIV Testing Milestones: 20 Million Tests Provided Over 10 Years, and More Than 150,000 HIV Cases Prevented in Children

June 23, 2012: Noozhawk
Six New Directors Join Direct Relief International’s Board

June 23, 2012: Tallahassee Democrat
Ready for the storm

June 20, 2012: Santa Barbara Independent
Six New Directors Join Direct Relief Board

June 17, 2012: The Telegraph
Macon health center gets hurricane preparedness kit

June 15, 2012: Tallahassee Democrat
Hurricane season is here, be ready

June 12, 2012: Tallahassee Democrat
Bond Community Health Center to get hurricane emergency medical kits

June 11, 2012: White Fish Bay Patch
Jewish Day School Students Raise $20,000 For Kids in Need

June 6, 2013: Dermalogica
“Direct Relief, Dermalogica Help Hurricane Sandy Survivors”

June 6, 2012: Savannah Now
Direct Relief assembles Hurricane Preparedness Packs during National Hurricane Preparedness Week

June 5, 2012: SAP Professional Networking Site
Direct Relief Wins Computerworld Honor

June 1, 2012: Newport News
Community Free Clinic of Newport News: Meds ready in case of storm

June 1, 2012: Shreveport Times
“California based nonprofit donates hurricane prep materials”

May 31, 2012: The Brownsville Herald
Hurricane kit bound for Brownsville Health Center

May 31, 2012: Valley Morning Star
Hurricane Ready: Relief project outfits clinics with preparedness kits

May 31, 2012: Sun Herald
“Coast needs to prepare now for hurricane season”

May 31, 2012: Santa Ynez Valley News
Valley wines, beer shine at fundraiser

May 29, 2012:
DRI Prepares for Hurricane Season

May 25, 2012: PR Newswire
Direct Relief Delivers Hurricane Packs As FEMA Urges Preparedness

May 25, 2012: The Sacramento Bee
“Direct Relief Delivers Hurricane Packs As FEMA Urges Preparedness”

May 25, 2012: The Business Journals
Direct Relief Delivers Hurricane Packs As FEMA Urges Preparedness

May 23, 2012: New York Times
FedEx Corp. Honored for Emergency-Preparedness Leadership

May 22, 2012: Santa Barbara Independent
Money, Attention Raised for Obstetric Fistula Treatment

May 1, 2012: The Batey Relief Alliance
Batey Relief Alliance and Direct Relief International sign MOU for disaster readiness

April 25, 2012: PR Newswire
Helping Haiti’s Moms and Babies

April 25, 2012: MarketWatch
Helping Haiti’s Moms and Babies

April 25, 2012: Digital Journal
Helping Haiti’s Moms and Babies

April 24, 2012: Santa Barbara Independent
Holy Rollers Help People in Need

April 20, 2012: Santa Barbara Independent
Free Dental Clinic on April 28

April 16, 2012: Noozhawk
For Youth 4 Direct Relief, Flower Power Packs a Punch

April 11, 2012: Dr.
Midmark launches 2012 starilizer rebate program

April 3, 2012: The Street
Teva and Direct Relief Donate $3 Million In Contraceptives for Uninsured Women

4/02/2012: NPOKI
Global Fistula Map

3/31/2012: Santa Barbara Independent
SBCC Hosts Western Collegiate Model United Nations

3/31/2012: Santa Barbara Independent
Direct Relief International Receives Support from CVS Caremark Charitable Trust

3/31/2012: All Voices
Direct Relief International Receives Support from CVS Caremark Charitable Trust

3/27/2012: Noozhawk
National Charity League Ticktockers Making a Difference for Local Nonprofits

3/20/2012: Aid News
Japan: Japan 1 Year Later: Direct Relief International and the Japanese American Citizens League released detailed maps on expenditures, activities, and support to Japanese nonprofits and communities

3/13/2012: Huffington Post
Around Anniversary of Tohoku Earthquake, Japan Thanks the World

3/13/2012: Market Watch, The Wall Street Journal
Annual Computerworld Honors Program Names 2012 Laureates

3/11/2012: KEYT News

Tri Counties Plays Part In Disaster Recovery

3/9/2012: FIGO, International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Recommendations made to reduce neonatal mortality in developing countries

3/8/2012: Medical Design Technology
Innovation on Access: Pharmaceutical Donations Support Nonprofit Effort to Bring Medicine to People Without Health Insurance

2/29/2012: Miller-McCune
Global Fistula Care Map Aims to Expand Treatment

2/28/2012: Yahoo! News
Launch of First-Ever Global Map of Devastating Childbirth Injury Direct Relief International, Fistula Foundation, and UNFPA Expand Awareness of Worldwide Fistula Treatment Capacity

2/28/2012: UNFPA
Launch of First-Ever Global Map of Devastating Childbirth Injury

2/23/2012: CNN
Bringing health care to the world’s most remote areas

2/14/2012: Business Intelligence Weekly
Direct Relief Innovates with Solutions from Esri and SAP

2/12/2012: Radar
Billy Baldwin Has Fun at Brother Alec’s Expense, But All For A Good Cause

2/8/2012: FedEx, Community Involvement
Thank you from Direct Relief International – Haiti Earthquake work

1/23/12: SAP StreamWork
SAP StreamWork Brings Critical Collaboration to Humanitarian Aid Organization

1/17/12: Directions Magazine
Direct Relief Innovates with Solutions from Esri and SAP


12/15/11: KEYT
“DRI Helps Out Locally”

12/14/11: The Daily Sound
“CNN Hero of the Year Robin Lim Speaks in Montecito”

12/6/11: KEYT
“Local Non-Profit Receives Top Ranking in Magazine”

12/1/11: Santa Barbara Independent
“Direct Relief Pledges $250,000 to Midwest Clinics”

11/22/11: The Guardian
“Medicine on the Move”

11/20/11: Montecito Messenger

11/30/11: Community Clinic Voice
“merica’s Health Centers Are Key in the Fight Against Diabetes”

11/30/11: Forbes
“Most Charitable Bang For the Donor’s Buck”

11/17/11: Santa Barbara Independent
“Homeless Receive Preventative Health Care”

11/14/11: CNN Opinion
“Diabetes and the health care safety net”

11/7/11: Santa Barbara Independent
“Direct Relief Honored by Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors with Resolution for Receiving Innovation Award”

11/6/11: KCOY
“Students Kick-off Direct Relief International’s Fall Campaign”

11/2/11: Examiner
“Healing Hands Ministries patients can get FREE Flu Shots”

11/4/11: Dallas South News
“CVS/pharmacy and Direct Relief USA Help Distribute Flu Shots To Healing Hands Patients”

11/2/11: KEYT
“Non-Profit Receives Top Honor”

10/11/11: KCLU
“Local Nonprofit Receives National Recognition for Innovation”

10/10/11: Santa Barbara Independent
“Direct Relief Wins Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation”

Oct. 2011: insiderPROFILES magazine
“Direct Relief Brings Technology from the Commercial World to the Humanitarian World”

9/27/11: KPCC
“Humanitarian aid group distributes hundreds of med-packs throughout LA County”

9/23/11: HuffingtonPost
“SOBCon NW: Connecting Those Who Will Make a Difference”

8/28/11: MSNBC
“Helping Irene’s Victims”

8/25/11: KEYT
“DRI Not Just About Disaster Relief”

7/17/11: Miller-McCune Magazine
“Holes in the Medical Safety Net”

4/30/11: Santa Barbara News-Press
“Direct Relief Helps Tornado-Stricken South”

4/20/2011: USA Today
“Obamas’ Favorite Charities in 2010”

3/25/11: MSNBC
“NBA Star Pledging $1,000 Per Point to Japan Effort”

“A Comprehensive NYC Guide to Helping Japan”

3/12/11: MSNBC
“Disaster in Japan”

1/17/11: San Francisco Chronicle
“On Haiti, A Year After the Quake”

1/16/11: Sacramento Bee
“Haiti: A Year After the Catastrophe, Aid Efforts Make a Difference”

1/12/11: MSNBC
“Haiti: Rebuilding from the Quake”

1/11/11: Politico “Milestone”


12/2010: SAP Spectrum Magazine
“Keep the Goodwill Flowing”

11/30/10: Seattle Times
“Global health spending under pressure of U.S. debt”

11/29/10: Dallas Morning News
“Find out all you can about charities before giving”

“A Matchmaker for Excess Drugs and the Patients Who Need Them”

11/10/10: New York Times
“In Case of Disaster, Carriers Stand Ready to Airlift Aid”

9/17/10: Santa Barbara News-Press TV
“FedEx and Direct Relief International Join Forces”

9/15/2010: KEYT- TV
“Medical Backpacks Donated to Equip Local Personnel for Emergency Response”

9/9/2010: KEYT-TV
“CVS Partners with Direct Relief International to Provide Free Flu Shots”

8/27/2010: WWL-TV
“Clinic that provided needed care after Katrina still thriving with donations”

8/13/2010: KCBS Radio
“Pakistan Emergency Response Update with Brett Williams”

7/15/2010: KEYT
“Helping Haiti, 6 Months Later”

Summer 2010 issue, The Aspen Idea
“Maximum Impact: Aspen Global Leadership Fellows are changing lives, changing communities, and changing the world.”

6/18/2010 WUFT Radio
“Reaching out with relief before hurricanes hit”

6/18/2010 Santa Barbara News-Press
“Take a Bow”

6/2010 805 Living
“Good Deeds”

6/2/10 Santa Barbara News-Press TV
“Direct Relief International Sends Hurricane Supplies to U.S. Gulf States, Caribbean Islands and Central America”

3/10 WholeFoods Magazine
“Industry Answers Haiti’s Cry for Help”

3/1/10 Fast Company
“Social Media Responds to Chile’s Earthquake: We Can Help”

3/1/10 Ventura County Star
“Aid efforts planned for Chilean victims”

2/28/10 Los Angeles Times
“Chile earthquake a test for aid agencies”

2/21/10 Global Health Council
“Haiti Leader Says Quake Toll could Reach 300,000”

2/20/10 Santa Barbara Independent
“An hour on Haiti with a reporter who was there”

2/18/10 Santa Barbara Independent
“Bringing Hope to Haiti”

2/16/10 KCSB 91.9 FM
“Direct Relief International on aid for Haiti”

2/10/10 Santa Barbara News-Press
“Raise a Glass and a Paddle”

2/5/10 Santa Barbara Daily Sound
“Direct Relief takes long-term view on Haiti aid effort”

2/1/10 New York Times
“Haiti Crisis Prompts Fresh Talk of Pooling U.S. Relief Money”

2/1/10 Santa Barbara Independent
“Direct Relief Briefs Officials”

1/19/10 New York Times
“Latest Updates on the Crisis in Haiti”

1/17/10 CBS4 Miami
“S. Fla. Flights Loaded With Supplies Head To Haiti”

1/15/10 The Huffington Post
“Haiti Relief Effort: A Roundup”

1/15/10 Pacific Coast Business Times
“Follow Direct Relief’s lead, and help Haiti”

1/15/10 Anderson Cooper 360
“How to help: Impact Your World”

1/14/10 New York Times
“Haiti Relief Effort Faces ‘Major Challenge'”

1/14/10 NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
“Virtual world becomes Haiti’s lifeline”

1/14/10 CNN
“Money needed most in Haiti earthquake relief efforts”

1/13/10 Ventura County Star
“Relief agencies commit money, volunteers to Haiti”

1/13/10 The Daily Beast
“How to Help Haiti”

1/13/10 Christian Science Monitor
“Haiti earthquake relief: Aid workers struggle to provide help”

1/13/10 Charity Navigator Blog
“Eyewitness Account From Haiti”

1/13/10 Google Grants Blog
“Grants recipients helping earthquake victims in Haiti”


12-2009 The Armenian Weekly
“UAF Airlift Delivers $4.6 Million of Aid to Armenia”

12-2009 New England Journal of Medicine
“America’s Safety Net and Health Care Reform — What Lies Ahead?”

11-2009 ReliefWeb
“Philippines: AAI first to deliver care to the remote area of Majayjay”

10-2009 KCLU
“Medical corps tries to better prepare Santa Barbara County for major disasters”

08-2009 Santa Barbara News-Press
“This Won’t Hurt a Bit”

06-2009 The Independent Weekly (Lafayette, LA)
“The Coolest Thing in the World”

05-2009 KPCC-FM
“Swine flu panic depletes personnel”

05-2009 NBC San Diego
“Clinics Swamped with Flu Patients”

05-2009 Santa Barbara News-Press
“Flu scare has community health centers at breaking point”

04-2009 Associated Press
“Myanmar villagers still struggle year after storm”

04-2009 Charity Navigator Blog
“Charities Respond to Swine Flu Outbreak”

03-2009 Santa Barbara Independent
“Get Radios Ready”

02-2009 CNN
“Charities Fear Tax Change”

02-2009 Minnesota Daily
“Disaster Revisited: The 2004 Tsunami”

01-2009 Santa Barbara Daily Sound
“Direct Relief gives grants to Tea Fire victims”


12-2008 Marie Stopes International Newsletter
“Proving Direct Relief”

12-2008 The Chronicle of Philanthropy
“How to Decide Which Charity is Best? Look at the CEO”

09-2008 The Washington Post
“The Storms in Haiti”

09-2008 Charity Navigator
“10 of the Best Charities Everyone’s Heard Of”

06-2008 The Washington Times
“Storm survivors face disease risk” by Anthony Jaffee

05-2008 Nonprofit Technology Network Blog
“GIS Put to Use in Myanmar”

05-2008 The Washington Post
“U.S. Disaster Relief Efforts Hampered” by Philip Rucker

05-2008 ABC News
“California to Myanmar”

05-2008 Noozhawk (Santa Barbara)
“Noozhawk Talks: Leslie Dinaberg Sits Down With Thomas Tighe” by Leslie Dinaberg

03-2008 Chronicle of Philanthropy
“Relief Charities Seek to Establish Their Own Crisis Funds” by Caroline Preston

02-2008 Chronicle of Philanthropy
“Aid Slow to Materialize for Victims of Kenya Violence” by Caroline Preston


11-2007 Pacific Coast Business Times
“Hatching DRI’s plan: Top-rated nonprofit goes hi-tech” by Laura Ritter

11-2007 Chronicle of Philanthropy
“Donors Give More Than $27-Million to Aid Victims of Calif. Wildfires” by Caroline Preston

10-2007 Santa Barbara Independent
“Paul Farmer and Thomas Tighe Discuss the Practical Ways to Cure the World” by Thomas Tighe

09-2007 Reuters
“Aid, cash pledged for Indonesia quake victims”

08-2007 Chicago Tribune
“Hooray for Aspirin” by Verna Noel Jones

08-2007 Santa Barbara News-Press
“Direct Relief International sending aid to Peru” by Scott Steepleton

07-2007 Big Ten Conference: Celebrating 25 Years of Big Ten Women’s Championships
“Planning for the Unexpected”

05-2007 Mission Matters (a publication of Commonfund)
“Humanitarian mission, businesslike thinking” [PDF file]

05-2007 New York Times
“Charities Settle Dispute on Split of Surprise Gift” by Stephanie Strom

05-2007 Los Angeles Times
“Clinics to give away asthma inhalers” by Mary Engel

03-2007 The NonProfit Times
“Despite Five-Year Buffer, Cost of Terrorism Remain” by Marla E. Nobles

03-2007 Santa Barbara News-Press
“Volunteer dentists, staff bring back those smiles” by Michael Moriatis

02-2007 Santa Maria Times
“Healthy smiles created for free” by Luis Ernesto Gomez


12-2006 Santa Barbara News-Press
“S.B. organization sends aid to Sierra Leone” by Leana Orsua

10-2006 Video Clip
Direct Relief CEO moderates discussion with President Bill Clinton and founder of Kinko’s in Santa Barbara

10-2006 KCLU-FM (NPR) News
News report on Direct Relief’s work to eliminate childhood blindness in El Salvador

07-2006 Los Angeles Times
“Outreach and its rewards in Zambia” by Amanda Jones

06-2006 Santa Barbara News-Press
“Direct Relief Grants to Aid in Tsunami Recovery” by Chuck Schultz

04-2006 Santa Barbara News-Press
“Local Response Gives Ailing Twins a Chance” by Barney Brantingham

03-2006 Santa Barbara News-Press
“Direct Relief Summit Focuses on Katrina” by Shelly Leachman

03-2006 Santa Barbara Magazine
“GIVING BACK – Direct Relief’s Home Team” by Leslie Dinaberg [PDF File]


11-2004 Chronicle of Philanthropy
“What Nonprofit Leaders Want” compiled by Lauren Kafka

05-2004 Santa Barbara News-Press
“Iranian activist says terrorists at fault, not Islam” by Thomas Schultz

05-2004 U.S. Medicine
“Iraq Pharmacy Structure In Rebuilding Mode” by Sandra Basu

03-2004 Santa Barbara News-Press
“Direct Relief International announces record year in 2003” by Chuck Schultz

01-2004 The Washington Post
“Sanctions Waived Temporarily to Aid Iran” By Eric M. Weiss


12-2003 Forbes
“Charities – Our Guides to the Best Ones” [PDF File]

12-2003 Consumers Digest
“Charities: Making Sure Your Donation Counts” [PDF File]

12-2003 Santa Barbara News-Press
“Direct Relief Increases Local Support” by Chuck Schultz

10-2003 Chronicle of Philanthropy
“The Philanthropy 400” [PDF File]

08-2003 Cox News Service
“Security Concerns in Afghanistan Affecting Aid Workers” by George Edmonson

08-2003 Los Angeles Times
“Relief Group Is Sending Medical Supplies to Iraq” by William Overend

02-2003 Ventura County Star
“Aid group ready if war breaks out” by Brad Smith


09-2002 Santa Barbara News Press
“What We’ve Learned in the New Millennium” by Thomas Tighe

05-2002 Los Angeles Times
“A Medical Supplier Without Borders” by Scott Martelle


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