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Direct Relief Reaching Out to Partners in Response to Hurricane Earl

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As the U.S. Atlantic Coast braces for Hurricane Earl, Direct Relief USA is in contact with over 100 partner clinics near the hurricane’s projected path to offer medical assistance if needed. Direct Relief is also coordinating with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) to offer support. Hurricane Earl, currently a Category 4 storm, is headed towards the Carolinas […]

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Direct Relief Offers Emergency Aid to Kern County Clinics Responding to Wildfires

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Direct Relief International has reached out to partners in Kern County, California, to offer medical assistance as multiple wildfires burn there. The blazes, which began yesterday, have burned 30 homes, 15,000 acres, and forced 2,300 people to evacuate, news reports indicate; Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency for the county. People with respiratory conditions such as asthma face the […]

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Gulf Coast Clinics Ready for Season’s First Hurricane

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Hurricane Alex crashed into Mexico’s Gulf coast as a powerful Category 2 storm Wednesday, making landfall about 110 miles south of Brownsville, Texas. According to news reports, hurricane warnings have been dropped for the South Texas coast and downgraded to tropical storm warnings from the Rio Grande River north to Port O’ Connor. Alex will continue to pound on shore […]

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Direct Relief Monitoring Hurricane Alex, Offering Support to Partners if Need Arises

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As the U.S. Gulf Coast and Mexico brace for Hurricane Alex, Direct Relief USA program staff is in contact with partner clinics near the hurricane’s projected path to offer medical assistance if needed. The team is also coordinating with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and the Texas Association of Community Health Centers (TACHC) to offer support through their associations. “We think we […]

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Direct Relief Offers Medical Aid in Response to Record Flooding in Tennessee

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Direct Relief USA is tapping into its standing inventory to equip partner clinics in Tennessee with medical aid needed following record flooding this month. Direct Relief’s emergency response team is coordinating efforts with national and state clinic associations, including the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and the Tennessee Primary Care Association (TPCA) to determine and fill needs. According to Mollie […]

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Direct Relief Offering Aid to Partners in Mississippi After Tornado Strikes

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Direct Relief USA is reaching out to partners at the local, state, and national level to offer medical aid in response to the devastating tornado that struck Mississippi yesterday. USA program staff is contacting the National Association of Community Health Centers as well as partner clinics in the region to assess their needs in treating people injured in the tornado, which as reportedly left 10 people […]

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