Posts Tagged Disaster Response

Direct Relief Sends Emergency Shipment to Illinois

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In response to the continuing tornadoes and storms pounding the Midwest, Direct Relief USA has expanded its emergency outreach to 100 nonprofit community clinics in the affected areas and today shipped emergency medical supplies in response to a request from Community Health Ministry in Wamego, Kansas, which is serving more than 70 displaced families and individuals staying in shelters. Two […]

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Assistance Sent to Storm-Affected Partners

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Today Direct Relief issued an emergency shipment to Community Health and Emergency Services, Inc. (CHESI) in Cairo, IL. The shipment, valued at more than $10,000 (wholesale), is set to arrive tomorrow. SEMO Health Network (SEMO) in New Madrid, MO requested assistance to support the communities of Puxico and Oak Ridge, MO.  On February 29th, Stoddard County was hit by an […]

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Emergency Tornado Aid Arrives

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Today Direct Relief issued an emergency shipment to Community Health and Emergency Services, Inc. (CHESI) in Cairo, IL. The shipment, valued at more than $10,000 (wholesale), is set to arrive tomorrow. SEMO Health Network (SEMO) in New Madrid, MO requested assistance to support the communities of Puxico and Oak Ridge, MO. On February 29th, Stoddard County was hit by an […]

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Assistance offered to Storm Affected Areas.

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Direct Relief USA today activated emergency-response efforts in response to the powerful Midwest storms that produced several tornadoes from Kansas to Kentucky, affecting dozens of communities and leaving nine people dead. Direct Relief USA offered immediate assistance to 50 nonprofit clinic and health center partners in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, and Kentucky and also through the National Association of Community Health […]

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Story: Renewal for Persons with Disabilities in Japan

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Submitted by Natsuho Shoji, Program Coordinator for AAR JAPAN “Before the Great East Japan Earthquake, 22 employees, including 6 persons with mental disorder and 5 persons with intellectual disabilities, had been working at “Nakata Sun Farm,” growing various kinds of herbs, making marketable products from the herbs, and selling them. The persons with disabilities (PWDs) were able to foster a […]

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Direct Relief to Expand Vaccine Capacity in Haiti

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Santa Barbara, CA, January 10, 2012—Two years after the tragic 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, Direct Relief International today announced that it will significantly expand the vaccine-storage capacity in Haiti as part of its ongoing humanitarian health assistance efforts in the country. Over the past two years, Direct Relief has provided over 1,000 tons of life-saving medications and medical supplies […]

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