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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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Reaching Out to Partners Treating People Affected by Arizona Wildfires

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Direct Relief reached out to its 15 Arizona based community health center and free clinic partners to determine the medical needs of those affected by the Wallow fire.  N95 particulate masks, inhalers, and respiratory medications are key items in the prevention and treatment of respiratory problems caused by smoke inhalation. Direct Relief has a long history of responding to fires […]

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Reaching Out to Partners Treating People Affected by Texas Wildfires

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To assist people affected by some of the worst wildfires Texas has seen, Direct Relief USA has reached out to partner clinics throughout the state to offer emergency medical aid for their patients in need. With more than 1.5 million acres burned, Governor Rick Perry has requested a Major Disaster Declaration be proclaimed for Texas which is also in a state of drought, according to Reuters. […]

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