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Missouri Health Center Staff Raise Funds for Nepal Earthquake Survivors


(Photo courtesy of Family Care Health Centers)

Generous staff at longtime Direct Relief partner Family Care Health Centers (FCHC) in St. Louis, Missouri, banded together last month to help survivors of the Nepal earthquakes access medical care by holding a Dress Down for Charity Day.

Dubbed “Direct Relief Jean Day,” employees could make a $5 donation each week (or $25 for the whole month) for Direct Relief’s Nepal relief efforts that allowed them to wear jeans on Fridays during May.

“[The fundraiser] shows in a small way that we appreciate all the help and assistance they give us through the program which allows us to receive hundreds of thousand dollars over the many years they have supplied FCHC with both prescription as well as over the counter items,” wrote one of the participants.

In the last five years, FCHC has received more than $270,000 worth of medicines and medical supplies from Direct Relief to help them treat 20,000 people annually who would otherwise not be able to access health care.

“It’s amazing to see one of our U.S. health center partners helping another Direct Relief partner on the other side of the globe,” said Direct Relief pharmacist, Ruth Smarinsky. “Their effort will make a big difference for people in Nepal who are rebuilding their lives after the devastating earthquakes.”

Direct Relief is honored to support health centers like FCHC that are not only caring for people in need in their own community, but also around the world.

Jeans for DR 2
(Photo courtesy of Family Care Health Centers)

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