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Additional Medical Aid Set for Arkansas Ice Storm-Affected Areas


Direct Relief has sent additional emergency aid to those still feeling the effects of the ice storm that swept across Arkansas and other southeastern states in late January.

Boston Mountain Rural Health Center in Marshall and Corning Area Health Center in Corning are both set to receive aid from Direct Relief’s Santa Barbara, California warehouse. The bulk of the shipments consist of personal care products like shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, toothpaste, and mouthwash, as well as analgesics and antihistamines. Shipping services have generously been donated by longtime Direct Relief corporate supporter FedEx.

To date, Direct Relief has supplied Arkansas partners with $44,939 worth of specifically requested material aid.

According to staff at Boston Mountain Rural Health Center, power has returned for businesses and residents near the town, but is still out in more rural areas and may remain so until March.  Temperature that reached into the 70s during the weekend assisted the ongoing cleanup effort.

Both clinics have been distributing their requested materials to individuals and families being taken care of in shelters, and to fire departments for distribution to rural residents who may lack transportation into town.

Direct Relief partners with the National Association of Community Health Centers and over 1,200 community health centers around the United States, supplying these member clinics with ongoing, specifically requested medical material assistance. Since 2004, Direct Relief has provided these partners with more than $135 million in aid.

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