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Hurricane Packs Delivered As Season Arrives

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As hurricane season officially begins today and communities in the U.S. and neighboring countries prepare for the threat of storms, Direct Relief announced today the delivery of Hurricane Preparedness Packs to nine U.S. states and seven countries most likely to be affected during hurricane season. The Hurricane Preparedness program is a million-dollar initiative whereby large quantities of medicines and supplies […]

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Direct Relief Sending Eight Emergency Shipments for Flood Relief in Central America

Direct Relief's 2011 Hurricane Preparedness Module Recipients in Central America

This week Direct Relief is shipping eight (8) shipments of emergency supplies to key partners responding to the severe flooding in Central America.  FUSAL in El Salvador, American Nicaraguan Foundation (ANF) in Nicaragua, Caritas de Guatemala in Guatemala and Project Global Village (PAG) in Honduras will each receive one air shipment of the most critically-needed essential pharmaceuticals and supplies, followed by a […]

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Responding to Urgent Needs Following Flooding, Mudslides

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Direct Relief’s emergency response team is sourcing aid for people in El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras affected by heavy rains that have caused flooding and mudslides there, displacing thousands of people and killing 66. The team has been in contact with longtime partners in the region to determine specific needs and has authorized the use of pre-positioned emergency aid […]

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Delivering Urgently Needed Medical Aid to Rutland Flood Victims

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Today Direct Relief sent a shipment of wound-care supplies, personal hygiene items, masks, gloves, baby products, supplies to treat diabetes, and other medications for patients at Rutland Free Clinic in Rutland, VT. The clinic is coordinating relief efforts with their neighboring communities, the Killington Command Center, the Chittenden Fire Department, and Rutland Flood, a relief group set up in Rutland […]

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Reaching Out to Vermont Partners Affected by Irene

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With Hurricane Irene causing heavy flooding in Vermont and North Carolina, communication remains challenging, but Direct Relief’s emergency response team has focused on contacting partners in the states to offer emergency medical aid over the last few days. Direct Relief has offered assistance to Rutland Free Clinic it reported that its basement was flooded, with three feet of water and […]

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Direct Relief Hurricane Prep Pack Used in North Carolina

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Direct Relief’s emergency response team has contacted more than 250 partners in 15 states up the East Coast of the U.S. to assess needs following Hurricane Irene’s landfall this weekend. None have requested additional aid, while one Direct Relief partner, Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center in Ahoskie, NC, used its Hurricane Prep Pack at health center locations needing urgent supplies. […]

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