Posts Tagged Santa Barbara

Broadening Access to Dental Care for California Kids in Need

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Eleven-year-old Yennyfer walked out of Santa Barbara’s Eastside Dental Clinic on Friday morning with a bright, healthy smile following her second-ever dentist appointment. Yennyfer is one of nearly 60 kids who received free dental care this month as part of the Healthy Smiles program, coordinated by Direct Relief in collaboration with the Sunrise Rotary Club and a number of other […]

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Local High Schoolers Support Safe Births

Rachel and Laurel helped led a campaign to help bring more babies into this world safely.

Dozens more babies will be safely delivered into this world thanks to the hard work and generosity of a team of local high school students. Now seniors at San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara, Calif., Rachel Fay and Laurel Mead came by Direct Relief’s headquarters yesterday to deliver $725 they raised to help purchase a Direct Relief midwife kit. […]

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Helping Local Students in Need Maintain a Healthy Smile

Direct Relief local programs manager, Martha Angeles (right), teaches local students brushing and flossing techniques.

Direct Relief is working with the United Way of Santa Barbara County to help 200 local families in need maintain healthier smiles by providing supplies and hygiene education to children participating in the Fun in The Sun (FITS) program. Fun in the Sun is a nationally-recognized summer learning program for homeless and low-income children. Qualifying students participate in educational and recreational activities […]

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Readying Santa Barbara White Fire Response

The White Fire perimeter in relation to Direct Relief's local health center partners.

In response to the wildfire – dubbed the White Fire – burning in the Santa Barbara back country, Direct Relief has offered assistance to local responders. If needed, Direct Relief has a stockpile of fire-related medicine and medical supplies ready to deploy from its warehouse. The White Fire, which started as a five-acre brush fire Monday afternoon, has burned 1,800 acres […]

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Senior Volunteers Help Tornado Relief Efforts

Senior volunteers from Casa Dorinda came to Direct Relief on Tuesday to help the organization's tornado relief efforts.

Local volunteers are stepping up to help with the recent Oklahoma tornadoes that have devastated hundreds of homes, leaving thousands of people injured and displaced. About a dozen residents from Montecito-based Casa Dorinda retirement home came to Direct Relief headquarters Tuesday afternoon to pack dental kits for people in need of basic items after the storms. “Typically we make these […]

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Bacara Resort & Spa Finds Unique Way to Help People in Need

Photo courtesy of Bacara Resort and Spa.

Hundreds of people affected by Superstorm Sandy will receive basic care items this holiday season thanks to the generosity of guests staying at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara. While the luxury hotel has an established history of advancing Direct Relief’s mission, General Manager, Kathleen Cochran wanted to do more after seeing the needs of those left without […]

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