Posts Tagged Disaster Response

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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Direct Relief Offers Medical Aid in Response to Record Flooding in Tennessee

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Direct Relief USA is tapping into its standing inventory to equip partner clinics in Tennessee with medical aid needed following record flooding this month. Direct Relief’s emergency response team is coordinating efforts with national and state clinic associations, including the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and the Tennessee Primary Care Association (TPCA) to determine and fill needs. According to Mollie […]

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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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Direct Relief Offering Aid to Partners in Mississippi After Tornado Strikes

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Direct Relief USA is reaching out to partners at the local, state, and national level to offer medical aid in response to the devastating tornado that struck Mississippi yesterday. USA program staff is contacting the National Association of Community Health Centers as well as partner clinics in the region to assess their needs in treating people injured in the tornado, which as reportedly left 10 people […]

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Direct Relief Partner One Heart Reports from Tibet

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Arlene Samen, the founder and CEO of One Heart World-Wide, is in Tibet responding to the recent earthquake, supported by funds from Direct Relief. One Heart’s medical team has been working in Tibet for several years and plans to open a special maternal and child health clinic there. Monday, April 19 We arrived late Saturday night and spent most of Sunday […]

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Direct Relief Commits Up to $100,000 for Qinghai Quake Relief

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Direct Relief International has allocated up to $100,000 in cash to support the emergency response in China and Tibet following the earthquake in Qinghai Province yesterday.  A portion of those funds will finance the travel of three partner groups sending medical and assessment teams into the affected region, including Yushu. Direct Relief is coordinating with Amitabha Foundation, One HEART, and Mercy Relief, which […]

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