Posts Tagged Edythe Kirchmaier

Inspiring: Volunteer Edythe Turns 107!

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Direct Relief’s longest-serving volunteer, Edythe Kirchmaier, is celebrating her 107th birthday today – and still continuing her amazing legacy of service to others that began when she was a little girl knitting “cootie belts” for soldiers… during WWI. Every Tuesday, including this week, Edythe comes to Direct Relief to hand-write thank you notes to supporters, brightening the day of everyone […]

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Chief for a Day: Celebrating Edythe’s 107th Birthday

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A volunteer with Direct Relief for 40 years, Edythe Kirchmaier celebrated her upcoming 107th birthday at headquarters today surrounded by her family, friends, fellow volunteers, and members of the community. Edythe turns 107 on January 22, but wanted to celebrate on a Tuesday – the day she regularly comes to the office to help write thank you letters to supporters […]

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A Lifetime of Giving Back: Celebrating Edythe Kirchmaier at 107

Edythe has been giving back to others for much of her life, including 40 years at Direct Relief. Photo by Isaac Hernandez.

A 107th birthday is call enough for celebration, but what’s really extraordinary is the way Edythe Kirchmaier – Direct Relief’s volunteer of 40 years – has lived those 107 years. Born January 22, 1908, Edythe’s been serving others nearly her entire life. Helping Soldiers Abroad & People at Home During World War I Edythe’s commitment to others dates back to […]

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#GivingTuesday: Giving is Good Medicine

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Marking the start of the year’s giving season, Giving Tuesday offers families, businesses, schools and clubs an opportunity to come together for a common purpose: to celebrate generosity and give to a cause they care about. This Tuesday — as every other — Direct Relief was honored by its centenarian volunteer, Edythe, who drove through the rain to the office  to write thank you letters […]

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Santa Barbara Vintners Raise $1 Million for Direct Relief in Record-Setting Auction

Santa Barbara Wine Auction 2014: A Benefit For Direct Relief

Funds will support medical care for people in need around the world SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 – In its most successful wine auction ever, the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation (SBVF) hit its ambitious $1 million dollar goal to support the work of medical aid organization Direct Relief at the eighth biennial Santa Barbara Wine Auction held Saturday evening […]

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Local Volunteers Help Their Neighbors in Need

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Thousands of people in need in Santa Barbara County will soon receive help meeting their basic needs thanks to the hard work of more than 100 volunteers who assembled 3,000 Personal Care Packs at Direct Relief’s warehouse over the last two days. The Personal Care Packs contain hygiene items like lotion, soap, facial cleanser, hairbrushes, combs, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other […]

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