Direct Relief is supporting health facilities in hurricane-affected communities across the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts.
- in medical aid
- doses of medicine
- pounds of medicine and supplies
- healthcare providers supported
An international network of trusted partners enables Direct Relief to assess immediate healthcare needs, understand the situation on the ground, and respond quickly and efficiently when a disaster strikes.
Direct Relief equips health professionals in resource-poor communities to meet the challenges of diagnosing, treating, and caring for people in need.
Direct Relief’s leading financial performance and efficiency have earned it a 4-star rating for the eighth consecutive year from Charity Navigator, and top ranking on its list of best charities.
The growth occurred in a year when Direct Relief extended more help to more people in need than ever before in its 70-year history, furnishing essential medications, vaccines, instruments and supplies through 13,554 deliveries to all 50 U.S. and globally.
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