Posts Tagged Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Team Participates in Statewide Preparedness Exercise

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While actively responding to disasters elsewhere, Direct Relief prepared for disasters closer to home this week by participating in the 2012 Statewide Medical and Health Training and Exercise program with the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and local hospitals and clinics.  Simulating a large earthquake in the Santa Barbara area, Direct Relief responded to resource requests for medical supplies and shelter supplies. As part of the […]

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FedEx Provides Support to Hurricane Sandy Relief

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FedEx Corp. announced this week that the company is donating $50,000 cash and $100,000 in-kind transportation services to Direct Relief for Hurricane Sandy relief and recovery efforts. The donations are part of a generous $1.2 million commitment in support of a handful of humanitarian organizations providing emergency relief. The company has a long history of supporting disaster survivors worldwide, and […]

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Public-Private Partnerships Prepare California for Emergencies

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Direct Relief’s partnership with the California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA) is crucial to making sure residents of California have access to the supplies and resources they need in an emergency. The partnership—spotlighted here in the spirit of National Preparedness Month— developed when CalEMA recognized that working across the public and private sector during emergencies is essential to mobilizing resources for people […]

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Collaborating with FedEx to Strengthen Emergency Preparedness

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FedEx continued their ongoing support of Direct Relief by granting $250,000 this week to strengthen key emergency preparedness programs—just in time for National Preparedness Month. A premiere supporter of Direct Relief’s disaster preparedness and response, the two groups have collaborated since 1993 to improve the health of people affected by the daily emergency of lacking access to medical care as […]

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9/11 Anniversary: Progress in Preparedness

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In 2001, the United States experienced a great tragedy on 9/11 that called attention to the country’s need to be prepared for disasters and unpredictable events. In 2002 the U.S. Surgeon General  responded by mandating that each county in America recruit, train, and equip a group of local civilian volunteers, known as the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), who stand ready to respond to […]

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September is National Preparedness Month

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Emergency preparedness is a key focus of Direct Relief, and the organization works to equip partners in numerous ways. Based on years of experience responding to large-scale emergencies worldwide, Direct Relief has developed programs that help address the needs of vulnerable communities before a disaster strikes. Direct Relief’s preparedness programs are designed to ensure partner healthcare facilities have the necessary […]

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