Posts Tagged Haiti

Direct Relief International Teams Up with Music for Relief

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Santa Barbara, CA (May 21, 2010) – Music for Relief has teamed up with Direct Relief International to provide grants of up to $25,000 to small Haiti-based nonprofit organizations working in education and reconstruction in Haiti. The funds will allow groups working in their communities long before the earthquake struck to continue to serve the people in greatest need. Direct Relief […]

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$125,000 in Community Grant Funds Announced Today

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Direct Relief today announced the first five grants from its $500,000 Community Grant Fund, which the organization established to enable Haitian nongovernmental organizations and community groups to access financial resources.  Five grants totaling $125,000 are being awarded today. These grants are intended primarily to assist local groups working in Haiti before the earthquake which incurred exceptional costs responding to the […]

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Haiti Quake: Direct Relief’s Long-Term Commitment to Recovery

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In the three months following the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti’s capital, Direct Relief International has delivered emergency medical assistance valued at more than $34.8 million (wholesale) to more than 30 healthcare providers. Having worked in Haiti since 1964, Direct Relief had strong relationships with the country’s largest hospitals and clinics, allowing us to rapidly deploy resources to where they […]

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Student Groups Generously Support Haiti Relief

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Students and school groups from across the United States have given generously to support Direct Relief’s work to help people in Haiti recover from January’s devastating earthquake. To date, they have raised more than $80,000 through creative events, including bake sales, lectures, hat days and denim days (which are not allowed usually at some private schools), and more. We can’t […]

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Two Months Later, Strong Support Continues

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Direct Relief’s staff in Haiti has received a 53-pallet shipment of medical aid, valued at more than $2.9 million (wholesale), and is processing it into smaller deliveries for various partners as needed. Navigating complicated logistics, the team in Haiti is working to ensure that healthcare providers are getting the medical supplies and materials they need to care for people affected […]

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Just-in-Time Delivery

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Brett Williams, director of emergency response, reports from Haiti about a recent delivery for a health facility at Petionville Country Club, which has become home to 70,000 displaced people. The Petionville Country Club, with a pool and a clubhouse, was a nice place for wealthy Haitians to hang out before the earthquake. The earthquake destroyed such large sections of the […]

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