Posts Tagged Tornadoes

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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Update from 5 USA Partners Impacted by Flooding & Tornadoes

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April 2012 marks the one year anniversary of devastating tornadoes and floods that spanned from the Midwest through the Southeast. The storms resulted in hundreds of injuries, mass structural damage, forced closures of health facilities, and the displacement of many families. Safety net clinics were a key source of support to communities impacted by the storms. Direct Relief provided emergency […]

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$280,000 in Aid Delivered to Midwest Communities Struck by Tornadoes

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Santa Barbara, CA (March 6, 2012):  Immediately after the storms hit last week, Direct Relief USA began providing medical assistance to the Midwest communities impacted by the deadly tornadoes.  The first shipments of medical supplies – including tetanus vaccines, first-aid, and chronic care medications — are being used by health facilities in Kansas and Southern Illinois to help the many […]

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Emergency Tornado Aid Arrives. More On The Way.

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Direct Relief has rushed $286,000 of medications and medical supplies to nonprofit community health centers and clinics caring for injured and displaced persons throughout the Midwest in response to last week’s deadly storms and tornados. As the severe storms unfolded, Direct Relief alerted nonprofit clinic and health center members of the Direct Relief Network in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, […]

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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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