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Direct Relief, Santa Barbara Public Health Plan Second Mask Distribution for Saturday

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Direct Relief International and Santa Barbara County Public Health will be distributing more free masks this Saturday at the Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center at East Beach in Santa Barbara from 10:30 am to 2 pm. This event follows Friday’s successful distribution of thousands of N-95 particulate respirators to Santa Barbara area residents. The N-95 masks, which are easy to wear, […]

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Direct Relief International, Santa Barbara County Public Health Distributing Free Particulate Masks Today

Tea Fire N95 Mask Distribution

Direct Relief International is coordinating with Santa Barbara County Public Health and the Office of Emergency Services to distribute free N-95 particulate respirators at MacKenzie Park today from 11:30 AM to 2 PM. Free masks will be distributed to area residents in the parking lot off Las Positas, near the intersection with State Street. The N-95 masks help protect against inhaling particulate […]

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Direct Relief Provides Emergency Aid in Tea Fire

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Direct Relief has offered emergency assistance to the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Services in response to the Tea Fire burning in the foothills of Santa Barbara and Montecito. Firefighters and other emergency responders are using N-95 particulate respirators provided by Direct Relief. The masks help protect against fine particulate matter in heavy smoke and ash that can be harmful to breathe. […]

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Two-Day Distribution Provides 35,000 Particulate Masks

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Direct Relief International’s rapid establishment of distribution sites coordinated with local public officials provided a total of 35,000 free protective masks to local residents as of July 5. To help the public avoid the harmful effects of inhaling smoke and ash from the Gap Fire—a key concern as the burned area rose to more than 9,500 acres—Direct Relief staff and volunteers handed out […]

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Direct Relief Distributes 25,000 Particulate Masks

Mask Distribution for Fire

In response to the Gap Fire, which has burned approximately 6,000 acres and has been declared California’s top fire priority, Direct Relief today distributed 25,000 free N-95 particulate respirators to local residents, public safety officials, shelter residents, assisted care facilities, and the public health office. The masks protect against breathing fine particulate matter in the fire’s ash that can cause […]

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Direct Relief Distributing Free Face Masks at Two Goleta Sites Today

Tea Fire N95 Mask Distribution

Direct Relief staff will be distributing free protective N-95 masks today from 10 am to 3 pm at two sites in Goleta: Camino Real Shopping Center, between Borders and the movie theater, and at the Goleta Community Center on Hollister Avenue. Direct Relief urges those who are particularly sensitive to smoke to come down and pick up the easy-to-wear mask.

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