Doctors walk or are transported on a truck after attending to a medical volunteer campaign supported by Vida Peru, Direct Releif among other organizations, to help villagers affected by floods, in Batanes, Piura on April 9, 2017.

Support Programs You Care About

Several platforms make it easy to fundraise for the cause you care about. Among the most commonly used are Facebook and Crowdrise.

Find Out How Others Were Inspired to Fundraise

Madeline Fox

Moved by Hurricane Matthew's impact, Madeline raised funds for Direct Relief and got her elementary school involved.

Missouri Health Center Staff

Generous staff at Family Care Health Centers banded together to help survivors of the Nepal earthquakes access medical care.

Ashley Greene

Actress and humanitarian, Ashley Greene, launched the California Fire Fund to support Northern California wildfire efforts.

Tips for Fundraisers

Luis Alberto Ledesma cringes as he gets his finger pricked for a blood glucose reading at a recreation center now serving as a shelter for those displaced from the earthquake. Ledesma has been volunteering his time digging through rubble, but the sight of blood makes him a little jumpy. He is receiving the service at a pop-up clinic set up by Asociacion Mexicana de Diabetes (AMD) and Direct Relief at a recreation center now serving as a shelter for those displaced from the earthquake. The clinic aims to provide care for those suffering from or at risk of developing diabetes, but anyone can come for a dental check-up or blood glucose check.

© Meghan Dhaliwal 2017
Others have found it easy to help by starting a fundraiser. The steps are simple. Once the fundraiser has been created, share updates with your audience about the work Direct Relief is doing. Use photos and videos to bring your fundraiser to life. Be sure to thank your donors for their generous support, and remind them that every bit helps.

Ways to Support Causes

Danja Fistula Center, Niger (Courtesy photo)
To support a specific emergency or cause, make sure you include the name in the title of your fundraiser. Direct Relief's donation policy ensures that 100 percent of all designated contributions for specific programs or emergencies are used only on expenses related to supporting that program or response.

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