Emergency Response

Emergency Update: Helping Louisiana Communities Recover in Tornadoes’ Devastating Wake

Six tornadoes tore through Louisiana on Feb. 7, leaving trails of devastation that stretch as far as 23 miles across. Thirty-nine people […]

Oroville Dam Crisis: With Evacuation Orders Lifted, Direct Relief Coordinates with State Officials on Response

As a long-serving member of the California Emergency Management Agency’s Business and Utility Operations Center (BUOC) — an association of private, public […]

Louisiana Floods: Six Month Update on Direct Relief’s Response

In 2016, floodwaters damaged or destroyed the homes of tens of thousands of Louisiana residents. To assist in the recovery, Direct Relief sent 139 shipments […]

Medical Aid Offered to Evacuees of Oroville Dam Area

Nearly 200,000 people have been told to evacuate the area surrounding the Oroville Dam in Northern California. Many were forced to leave their […]

The Challenge of Bringing Humanitarian Aid into Places of Conflict

How do you send a package to someone you don’t know, who has no address in an area with no government infrastructure […]

As Deadly Tornadoes Ravage Gulf Coast, Direct Relief Sends Critical Shipments to Region

NBC News on Twitter See the widespread damage in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where a tornado killed at least four people https://t.co/YTOPJbFZbv https://t.co/kqiMXQgyr1 A […]