Posts Tagged Emergency Response

Zynga and Players of Mafia Wars Help Prepare for Emergencies

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Just in time for National Preparedness Month, which begins September 1st, Direct Relief is partnering with social gaming company, Zynga, to help communities around the world prepare for emergencies. Beginning today, one of Zynga’s most popular games, Mafia Wars, will allow players to get involved in Direct Relief’s preparedness initiatives by featuring a limited edition item for purchase in the […]

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Who is Vulnerable During Hurricanes: 6 Things to Know

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Direct Relief engages in significant emergency preparedness and response efforts related to hurricanes and other natural events. The following list addresses several of the questions that often arise in hurricanes regarding who is most vulnerable, what to look for during, and background on the organization’s preparedness and response activities. 1.  Different risks arise from the natural environment, the built environment, […]

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Cyclone Daphne: Direct Relief Delivering Emergency Aid to Fiji

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Cyclone Daphne: Direct Relief Delivering Emergency Aid to Fiji Over $5 Million in Emergency Medicines Rushed to Help Flood-Ravaged Nation SANTA BARBARA, CA (April 6, 2012): To help people across the South Pacific nation of Fiji who have been impacted by Cyclone Daphne, Direct Relief is delivering specifically-requested medical aid to healthcare partners caring for persons injured and/or displaced by […]

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Fiji: Cyclone Daphne Shipment Sent

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A 53-foot truck filled to capacity with critically-needed medicines just left the Direct Relief warehouse and is on its way to partners in Fiji, where Cyclone Daphne has severely impacted the island nation. These medicines will be distributed to 8 hospitals, 40 health centers, and 16 nursing stations – all of which are providing medical care to people affected by […]

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$280,000 in Aid Delivered to Midwest Communities Struck by Tornadoes

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Santa Barbara, CA (March 6, 2012):  Immediately after the storms hit last week, Direct Relief USA began providing medical assistance to the Midwest communities impacted by the deadly tornadoes.  The first shipments of medical supplies – including tetanus vaccines, first-aid, and chronic care medications — are being used by health facilities in Kansas and Southern Illinois to help the many […]

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Emergency Tornado Aid Arrives. More On The Way.

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Direct Relief has rushed $286,000 of medications and medical supplies to nonprofit community health centers and clinics caring for injured and displaced persons throughout the Midwest in response to last week’s deadly storms and tornados. As the severe storms unfolded, Direct Relief alerted nonprofit clinic and health center members of the Direct Relief Network in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, […]

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