Direct Relief has sent three shipments of emergency aid supplies to partners caring for people in need in Texas and Oklahoma following severe flooding that damaged thousands of homes and displaced hundreds of people.
The National Association of Christian Churches Disaster Services (NACC) based in Houston, Texas and Community Med Assist in Oklahoma City, Okla. have received a combined total of 250 Family Emergency Kits. The kits contain basic hygiene items to comfort families who were forced to evacuate their homes.
Because of CVS Health’s and Vaseline’s commitment to emergency preparedness, the companies donated the care items which were organized into kits by local volunteers in the spring to be on standby for this type of need, enabling Direct Relief to respond quickly.
Additionally, N95 masks from Covidien and sunscreen from Neutrogena were sent to NACC to support volunteers who are helping with cleanup efforts of the damaged homes.
The Direct Relief Emergency Response Team continues to stay in touch with clinic and health center partners in the affected areas, ready to respond to further requests for assistance as the communities rebuild.
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