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Generator Enables Health Center in Missouri to Run During Emergencies

Following the severe storms in 2011 that devastated communities throughout the Midwest,  Direct Relief contributed $50,000 to Katy Trail Community Health Center in Sedalia, Mo. for  the purchase and installation of a generator.   The generator enables the facility to remain open during power outages so they can serve their community and provide backup support for their local hospital and health department […]

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Zynga and Players of Mafia Wars Help Prepare for Emergencies

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Just in time for National Preparedness Month, which begins September 1st, Direct Relief is partnering with social gaming company, Zynga, to help communities around the world prepare for emergencies. Beginning today, one of Zynga’s most popular games, Mafia Wars, will allow players to get involved in Direct Relief’s preparedness initiatives by featuring a limited edition item for purchase in the […]

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Direct Relief Sends Emergency Shipment to Illinois

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In response to the continuing tornadoes and storms pounding the Midwest, Direct Relief USA has expanded its emergency outreach to 100 nonprofit community clinics in the affected areas and today shipped emergency medical supplies in response to a request from Community Health Ministry in Wamego, Kansas, which is serving more than 70 displaced families and individuals staying in shelters. Two […]

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Assistance Sent to Storm-Affected Partners

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Today Direct Relief issued an emergency shipment to Community Health and Emergency Services, Inc. (CHESI) in Cairo, IL. The shipment, valued at more than $10,000 (wholesale), is set to arrive tomorrow. SEMO Health Network (SEMO) in New Madrid, MO requested assistance to support the communities of Puxico and Oak Ridge, MO.  On February 29th, Stoddard County was hit by an […]

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Tropical Storm Emily: Aid Stands Ready

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Direct Relief’s emergency response team has activated to assist partners in the Caribbean threatened by Tropical Storm Emily, which is headed toward the island of Hispaniola today. Carrying winds of more than 50 miles per hour and expected to bring 10 inches of rain to Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Emily brings a significant threat to earthquake-ravaged Haiti, which is […]

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Direct Relief Offers Medical Aid to Partners in Response to Typhoon Megi

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Direct Relief International’s emergency response team reached out to partners in the Philippines today to offer assistance following reports of Typhoon Megi’s damage there. According to news reports, Megi’s 155-mph winds whipped through northern provinces of the Philippines, destroying homes, felling trees, and downing powerlines. Heavy rains and high surf also caused flooding, which has driven people from their homes […]

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