Posts Tagged Hurricanes

Next Wave of Emergency Aid Sent to Gulf Coast Health Centers


On Monday, Direct Relief International expanded hurricane aid with eight additional emergency consignments of medicines and supplies to Gulf State safety-net clinics serving displaced residents. Monday’s activities, conducted with free logistics and transport support by FedEx, bring the total number of emergency shipments to Texas and Louisiana facilities to 22, valued at almost $450,000 (wholesale). With widespread power outages and residents encouraged to […]

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Additional Medical Aid Set for Arrival at Clinics, Shelters

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Direct Relief International is preparing additional emergency medical material assistance to assist health centers and evacuation shelters serving those affected by Hurricane Ike, which made landfall in Galveston, Texas Friday evening as a Category Two storm. Four sites will each receive specifically requested materials on Tuesday via overnight airfreight, generously donated by FedEx: Amistad Community Health Center, Corpus Christi, TX Texas […]

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Direct Relief Bolsters Texas Medical Safety Net, Expands Emergency Assistance to Haiti


Direct Relief today increased the pre-positioning of medicines and other essentials in Texas health centers in anticipation of Hurricane Ike’s projected landfall this weekend. As the ninth hurricane of the 2008 season storms through the Gulf, Direct Relief also boosted emergency aid to Haiti, reeling after Ike and other recent storms. Tapping its $45 million medical inventory and emergency funds, Direct Relief […]

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Texas Partner Clinics Grateful for Hurricane Packs, Additional Aid

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Hurricane Dolly was downgraded to a tropical cyclone soon after its landfall July 24, but its impact was still major for clinics in southern Texas. The town of Harlingen was especially hard hit, according to on-the-ground reports from Direct Relief clinic partners there. The Guadalupe Health Center, directly in Dolly’s path, sustained significant damage. It was forced to close for […]

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Direct Relief Hurricane Response Packs Enroute to Texas in Dolly’s Wake


As slow-moving Hurricane Dolly blasted flooding rain and high winds across southern Texas, Direct Relief International has dispatched hurricane response packs to five safety-net clinics in Texas. The clinics, our long-standing and trusted partners, treat underserved populations and are well versed in emergency response. The hurricane response packs contain necessary medical products for a 72-hour period of patient treatment for […]

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Babies Don’t Stop for Hurricanes

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  On Haiti’s northern coast there has been a spike in premature births—a trend you wouldn’t immediately attribute to the storms that struck six months earlier. Those disasters are long forgotten by everyone except those still struggling with their lasting effects.   Haiti’s northern departments are the country’s poorest and most vulnerable, where about 75 percent of people live on […]

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