Tornado Relief

Quick Facts

  • Tornadoes often strike with little to no warning, making evacuations difficult.
  • During tornadoes and in their aftermath, people who depend on medications for chronic conditions – primarily diabetes, asthma, and hypertension – are particularly at risk if their medications are unavailable.
  • People most vulnerable to tornadoes and other emergencies also tend to be those who are most vulnerable in general -- those with disabilities or language barriers may be unable to evacuate or receive early warning communications.

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Direct Relief is equipping health workers responding to coronavirus (COVID-19) in China, the U.S. and around the world with protective gear and critical resources.


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Direct Relief is responding after a series of major fires erupted around the world, including in Australia, the Amazon and throughout the U.S.

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