Posts Tagged PULSE

Volunteer Spotlight: The Tech-Savvy Londoner

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In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 6-12, 2014), Direct Relief is spotlighting dedicated volunteers who help make the work possible. Learn about some of the wonderful people behind the scenes. In just six short months, Feriba Akhter will make a lasting impact on Direct Relief, bringing her years of professional experience working in information technologies to the organization. Feriba […]

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Kenyan Fistula Survivor Regains Hope After Suffering 35 Years

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One of Direct Relief’s GSK PULSE volunteers, Jane Lehnhoff,  is based at our partner organization OGRA Foundation in Kisumu, Kenya where she is supporting our work to expand obstetric fistula treatment to women in the region.  Below, she shares an inspiring story of a fistula survivor: Maria* is a 53-year-old woman from the rural area of Kabuoch in western Kenya.  She developed […]

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GSK PULSE Volunteers Create Positive Change

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Direct Relief was privileged to host a diverse set of volunteers at its headquarters this year, hailing from Belgium, Nigeria, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, the U.K, and the U.S. as part of the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) PULSE Volunteer Partnership. The program allows a way for the company to give back more than product and cash donations, but also their greatest resource – […]

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Kenyan Woman Regains Hope After Fistula Repair

anna fistula survivor - Photo by Jane Lehnhoff

One of Direct Relief’s GlaxoSmithKline PULSE volunteers, Jane Lehnhoff,  is based at our partner organization OGRA Foundation in Kisumu, Kenya where she is supporting our work to expand obstetric fistula treatment to women in the region. A registered nurse, Jane has been able to assist with fistula surgery while there and is also organizing a support group for the women after […]

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GSK PULSE Volunteer Delivers Sustainable Change

GSK Pulse Volunteer, Carmen Lennon. Photo courtesy of Isaac Hernandez.

On Friday, Direct Relief staff bid farewell to Carmen Lennon, a GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) PULSE volunteer, who will return to Philadelphia after six months on assignment at Direct Relief headquarters. Since June, Carmen has been an invaluable part of Direct Relief, providing both professional advice and humor every day. Carmen came to Santa Barbara as a part of the GSK PULSE […]

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Hurricane Sandy: When Personal Meets Professional

Carmen helping with one of our personal care pack events earlier this fall.

Our wonderful GlaxoSmithKline PULSE volunteer, Carmen Lennon, has been helping our communication efforts during her six month assignment at our Santa Barbara headquarters. Born and raised in Philadelphia, many of her family and close friends have been affected by Hurricane Sandy.  She graciously agreed to share her perspective with us on relief and recovery efforts and its close ties to home.  In […]

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