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Direct Relief Steps Up Cash Commitment to $25K to Help Kenyan Health Needs

Direct Relief today increased its cash commitment to $25,000 to assist with the humanitarian crisis that has gripped areas of Kenya in the aftermath of recent elections. Dr. Hezron Mc’Obewa, Direct Relief’s regional medical adviser and founder of the OGRA Foundation, is leading the humanitarian coordinating council in the Kisumu area.  In a Friday evening (Kenya time) call, Dr. Hezron […]

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Direct Relief Steps Up Cash Commitment to $25,000 to Help Kenyan Health Needs

Direct Relief today increased its cash commitment to $25,000 to assist with the humanitarian crisis that has gripped areas of Kenya in the aftermath of recent elections. Dr. Hezron Mc’Obewa, Direct Relief’s regional medical adviser and founder of the OGRA Foundation, is leading the humanitarian coordinating council in the Kisumu area.  In a Friday evening (Kenya time) call, Dr. Hezron […]

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Direct Relief Grants $10,000 in Emergency Funds for Response in Kenya

Direct Relief International today granted $10,000 in emergency funds to local partner the OGRA Foundation to assist with the in-country purchase of critically needed materials. Direct Relief’s emergency response team was in touch with Dr. Hezron Mc’Obewa, founder of the OGRA Foundation and Direct Relief’s regional medical advisor, yesterday evening Pacific time (daytime in Kenya). “We are trying to save […]

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Grants, Material Aid Flow to Partners Impacted by Fires

As the fires that burned more than 516,000 acres and displaced 880,000 residents in Southern California have subsided, Direct Relief has continued to support clinics treating patients throughout the region, with an emphasis on San Diego County. Since the initial outbreak of the fires in late October, Direct Relief has distributed 71 relief shipments – including over 80,000 masks that […]

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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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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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