Posts Tagged Emergency Response

Additional Supplies Distributed to Affected California Clinics

Staff members Damon Taugher and Brett Williams met Thursday in San Diego with the chief logisticians for CalFire and San Diego Fire and Rescue, picked up Johnson & Johnson-donated material at the Navy Yard, and spent the day delivering surgical masks, inhalers, wheelchairs, and personal care supplies today at shelters and clinics in the area. San Diego Fire and Rescue today […]

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Direct Relief Officials Deliver Supplies, Assess Short- and Long-Term Needs

Emergency Response Coordinator Brett Williams and Director of Domestic Initiatives Damon Taugher today delivered particulate masks, wheelchairs, eye wash, inhalers, and other specifically requested supplies to evacuation sites and clinics in San Diego County and to the San Diego Fire and Rescue command site. They shared the following brief report early this evening. “The fires remain severe, causing massive evacuations, tremendous […]

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Fire Response Aims at Health Concerns

Direct Relief International today increased its support of emergency medical supplies to safety-net clinics and has extended offers of assistance to regional hospitals in Southern California, where uncontained fires have forced 500,000 people to evacuate their homes. The organization has supplied 11 community clinics with inhalers, particulate masks, and nebulizers to treat patients experiencing respiratory difficulties from the smoke, ash, […]

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Direct Relief Sends Emergency Assistance to Safety-Net Clinics

In response to specific requests received this morning, Direct Relief provided four emergency shipments to clinics in Southern California today, totaling more than $64,000 (wholesale value) in support. The emergency support was sent to the following partner facilities in Southern California: Mountain Health and Community Services, Campo University of California Irvine Family Health Center, Santa Ana El Proyecto del Barrio, […]

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Responding to Fires Burning Throughout Southern California

In response to the recent fires burning throughout Southern California, Direct Relief has extended offers of support of medical inventories to partner clinics, clinic associations, and emergency officials in communities affected or threatened by the fires, and has ensured that Direct Relief’s resources, if needed, are coordinated with other responding agencies to best serve any affected residents. Clinic associations representing […]

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Forward Momentum – The Pakistan Earthquake, Two Years Later

Two years have passed since the devastating 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck northern Pakistan. Although the headlines may have faded, Direct Relief remains dedicated to supporting the rehabilitation of those still affected by the quake. With two recent cash grants totaling $95,000, Direct Relief’s financial support to partners in Pakistan has surpassed $1.2 million in total cash funding to groups dedicated to […]

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