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Direct Relief exists for the simple, humanitarian purpose of helping people whose health and lives are threatened by poverty, endemic diseases, natural disasters, or civil conflict -- and thanks entirely to the generosity of individuals, foundations, and businesses.
Devastation after the January 12, 201o earthquake. Patients in St. Damien Hospital.Frantz Fortune, got impaled  in stomach trying to save sister, had surgery.

The Many Ways to Make a Difference

Explore ways to help improve the health and lives of people throughout the U.S. and the world.

Active Emergencies

Firefighters battle the Carr Fire in Shasta County last week. Direct Relief is offering respiratory masks and other supplies to healthcare facilities in areas across the state impacted by fires. (Photo courtesy of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)


California Wildfires

Direct Relief is responding to a series of devastating fires burning across its home state of California, providing healthcare agencies and emergency responders in wildfire-affected communities with N-95 masks, medicine and other needed items.


Hurricane Florence

With Hurricane Florence threatening the East Coast, Direct Relief has offered support to more than 200 local healthcare organizations that are currently in the storm’s projected path.

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