Posts Tagged Fires

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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NorCal Clinic Receives Emergency Shipment as Ponderosa Fire Grows

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  Direct Relief  sent an emergency shipment to Shingleton Medical Center in response to the fires burning in Northern California. The Ponderosa Fire has scorched 12,000 acres and is threatening over 3,000 structures in Tehama and Shasta Counties. Candy Stockton, Medical Director at Shingleton Medical Center, reports that an estimated 40 to 60 percent of the clinic’s 2,400 patients live in […]

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Responding to Colorado Wildfires

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As a result of the ongoing fires raging through Colorado, we have activated our emergency response efforts by reaching out to 13 partners that are community-based nonprofit health clinic partners near the areas affected by the High Park and Waldo Canyon wildfires. The fires have destroyed hundreds of homes and forced more than 30,000 people to evacuate in the last week. We […]

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Requested Aid Shipping to Texas

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Direct Relief is delivering a shipment of personal hygiene items and eye-care supplies to Sacred Heart Community Clinic in Round Rock, TX, to assist those affected by the recent wildfires. Many community members are seeking refuge in temporary shelters set up in churches and schools as hundreds of thousands of acres are scorched in the region, according to news reports. […]

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Direct Relief Providing Aid for Partners Responding to Wildfires

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Direct Relief is responding to urgent requests for medical aid from partners affected by wildfires in Texas, around Bastrop. According to news reports, four people have been killed and more than 1,000 homes have been destroyed in the fires, which have scorched more than 120,000 acres. Staff at Sacred Heart Community Clinic in Round Rock, TX, reports that they have […]

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Reaching Out to Partners in New Mexico Following Extensive Wildfires

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Direct Relief reached out today to seven New Mexico-based community health center and free clinic partners to determine the medical needs of those affected by the Las Conchas fire burning near Los Alamos. Key items often needed during wildfire events include N95 particulate respirators (masks), inhalers for asthma patients, and respiratory medications to prevent and treat respiratory conditions exacerbated by smoke and particulate matter during […]

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