Posts Tagged Tornadoes

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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Direct Relief Makes $30 Million in Medical Inventory Available for Tornado Relief and Recovery Efforts

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$100k Initial Cash Committed for Affected Communities As the wide-ranging effects of the Midwest tornadoes continue to be assessed, Direct Relief today committed an initial $100,000 and its entire $30 million stockpile of available medical inventories to support medical relief and recovery efforts in communities affected by the storms that hit Oklahoma over the last two days and that continue […]

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Responding to Deadly U.S. Tornadoes

Tornado track through Oklahoma City area in relation to our partners.

As severe storms continue across the central United States – including a two-mile-wide EF4 tornado that tore through the Oklahoma City area this afternoon – Direct Relief is in communication with more than 200 partners in the affected areas and ready to respond to urgent needs. The Emergency Team has been in contact with Debbie Haller, development and coordinator of Community […]

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Preparing to Respond to North Texas Tornadoes

We've reached out to 17 of our 25  partners (yellow) located within 50 miles of tornado touchdowns (red).

Following a string of tornadoes that hit North Texas Wednesday night, Direct Relief has reached out to 17 clinic and health center partners near the affected areas and is prepared to respond to requests for medicines and supplies. At least 10 tornadoes touched down in the region, including an EF4 – the second-highest on the Fujita scale – that tore through the […]

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Evaluating Medical Needs After Tornado Hits Hattiesburg, Miss.

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Direct Relief quickly responded to a category F-4 tornado that struck Hattiesburg, Miss. on Feb. 10 by reaching out to its local partner network and connecting with a longtime partner, Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative (SeMRHI), located in the city. Pati Landrum, Director of Corporate Compliance for SeMRHI, reported on the conditions of both the city and their health center sites.  According […]

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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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