Posts Tagged Hurricane Sandy

Partner Spotlight: Mobile Health Clinic Ready to Roll in NYC

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To expand health care for homeless people in New York City as well as bolster emergency preparedness, Care for the Homeless (CFH) will soon launch their newly renovated Mobile Health Clinic, which was upgraded with support from Direct Relief through the Sandy Safety Net Fund. “Who better to assist in a disaster than Care for the Homeless? Our everyday work, […]

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Hurricane Sandy: One Year Later

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One year ago, Hurricane Sandy – the largest Atlantic hurricane on record – pounded the Caribbean nations of Haiti, Jamaica, and Cuba and then made its way up the mid-Atlantic region of the United States with powerful winds, driving rain, and high storm surges. More than 100 people died, thousands of homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed and tens […]

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Sandy-Battered Health Center Receives $150,000 Grant to Aid Recovery

Direct Relief's Kerri Murray was on hand to present Ryan-NENA staff with a $150,000 grant to help their continued Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts.

Direct Relief was on site at the Ryan-NENA Community Health Center in Manhattan’s Lower East Side this morning to present a $150,000 grant to help the center boost recovery efforts and continue providing essential primary health services for residents in the community. “This grant award means we can go forward continuing to care for people on the Lower East Side and […]

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$1.5 Million in Grants to Hurricane Sandy-Battered Nonprofit Health Centers in NY, NJ

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Direct Relief and National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) announce relief to health centers affected by the storm SANTA BARBARA, Calif., July 2 – Twenty-six nonprofit health centers in Hurricane Sandy-affected areas of New York and New Jersey learned today that they would receive cash grants — collectively totaling $1,500,000 — to boost recovery efforts and continue providing essential […]

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Improving Disaster Response through Information Analysis with Palantir

After Hurricane Sandy, Direct Relief was able to view evacuation zones in relation to our clinic partners to understand areas of highest need.

In the early hours after Hurricane Sandy struck the eastern United States very little was known with reasonable certainty about how the storm was affecting specific areas, particularly those areas with a disproportionate share of low-income and socially-vulnerable people. Direct Relief was busy at the time assembling and cross-referencing datasets on everything from weather forecasts to pharmacy status to electrical […]

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Palantir Expands Commitment to Help Improve Disaster Response

Direct Relief used Palantir technology before, during, and after Hurricane Sandy to assist those affected by the storm.

Direct Relief will continue to expand work with technology company, Palantir, as a result of a Commitment to Action announced at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting last week in which the company pledged to help aid organizations utilize Palantir technology to focus assistance where it is needed most before, during, and after emergencies. This commitment is the first of its […]

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