News publications and other organizations are encouraged to reuse Direct Relief-published content for free under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International), given the republisher complies with the requirements identified below.

When republishing:

  • Include a byline with the reporter’s name and Direct Relief in the following format: "Author Name, Direct Relief." If attribution in that format is not possible, include the following language at the top of the story: "This story was originally published by Direct Relief."
  • If publishing online, please link to the original URL of the story.
  • Maintain any tagline at the bottom of the story.
  • With Direct Relief's permission, news publications can make changes such as localizing the content for a particular area, using a different headline, or shortening story text. To confirm edits are acceptable, please check with Direct Relief by clicking this link.
  • If new content is added to the original story — for example, a comment from a local official — a note with language to the effect of the following must be included: "Additional reporting by [reporter and organization]."
  • If republished stories are shared on social media, Direct Relief appreciates being tagged in the posts:
    • Twitter (@DirectRelief)
    • Facebook (@DirectRelief)
    • Instagram (@DirectRelief)

Republishing Images:

Unless stated otherwise, images shot by Direct Relief may be republished for non-commercial purposes with proper attribution, given the republisher complies with the requirements identified below.

  • Maintain correct caption information.
  • Credit the photographer and Direct Relief in the caption. For example: "First and Last Name / Direct Relief."
  • Do not digitally alter images.

Direct Relief often contracts with freelance photographers who usually, but not always, allow their work to be published by Direct Relief’s media partners. Contact Direct Relief for permission to use images in which Direct Relief is not credited in the caption by clicking here.

Other Requirements:

  • Do not state or imply that donations to any third-party organization support Direct Relief's work.
  • Republishers may not sell Direct Relief's content.
  • Direct Relief's work is prohibited from populating web pages designed to improve rankings on search engines or solely to gain revenue from network-based advertisements.
  • Advance permission is required to translate Direct Relief's stories into a language different from the original language of publication. To inquire, contact us here.
  • If Direct Relief requests a change to or removal of republished Direct Relief content from a site or on-air, the republisher must comply.

For any additional questions about republishing Direct Relief content, please email the team here.

Volunteer Spotlight: The Public Servant


Giving Back

In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 6-12, 2014), Direct Relief is spotlighting dedicated volunteers who help make the work possible. Learn about some of the wonderful people behind the scenes.

No stranger to public service, retired Santa Barbara City Fire Chief Andrew DiMizio has become an invaluable resource to Direct Relief, helping out with anything and everything around the office and warehouse.

During his 33 years at the Santa Barbara City Fire Department, Andrew became familiar with many local partners. Direct Relief – which provides masks, inhalers, and other needed items to providers treating patients affected by fires – stood out to him as a great community resource.

After retiring, Andrew reached out to Direct Relief to offer his experience and knowledge in emergency response. Good with his hands, Andrew now volunteers helping fix up odds and ends around the Direct Relief office and warehouse. He is happy to give back in whatever way he can, explaining that he feels Direct Relief is a lot like the fire department in that “there’s the day-to-day tasks to keep it going but then you need to be flexible when things happen and Direct Relief has to respond on a global stage.”

As fire chief,  Andrew worked with many volunteers and said he has “always recognized how important volunteers are for stretching the dollar and expanding the mission for organizations and now I get to give that back.”

For Andrew, volunteering at Direct Relief allows him to work with an organization whose mission is close to his heart.

“What I missed when I retired from firefighting was having a purpose, and that’s one of the unique things about being a volunteer, you don’t do it for money, you do it for purpose and because it brings meaning back to you,” said Andrew.

Direct Relief is thankful for all of Andrew’s hard work and the years of local experience he brings to the organization.

Giving is Good Medicine

You don't have to donate. That's why it's so extraordinary if you do.