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Latest Direct Relief International Stories

2013-07-02 20:21:05

Direct Relief and National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) announce relief to health centers affected by the storm SANTA BARBARA, Calif., July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-six nonprofit health centers in Hurricane Sandy-affected areas of New York and New Jersey learned today that they would receive cash grants -- collectively totaling $1,500,000 -- to boost recovery efforts and continue providing essential primary health services for residents in...

2013-05-31 08:21:43

Direct Relief Deploys Country's Largest Hurricane Preparedness Program as Experts Urge Preparedness, Predict "Extremely Active" Season SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation braces for the official start of hurricane season on June 1, humanitarian organization, Direct Relief is deploying $2 million of medical essentials in specially designed hurricane-preparedness packs to dozens of its health clinic partners in at-risk communities along the Gulf...

2013-05-21 16:22:33

$100k Initial Cash Committed for Affected Communities SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the wide-ranging effects of the Midwest tornadoes continue to be assessed, Direct Relief today committed an initial $100,000 and its entire $30 million stockpile of available medical inventories to support medical relief and recovery efforts in communities affected by the storms that hit Oklahoma over the last two days and that continue to threaten millions of...

2013-05-21 08:29:02

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy's "Verified-Accredited Wholesale Distributor" Designation Enables Only 50-State Program for Charitable Medications and Emergencies SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Direct Relief has been reaccredited by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy© (NABP©) as a Verified-Accredited Wholesale Distributor © (VAWD©), through the rigorous national accreditation program developed to help secure...

2013-01-22 08:29:55

MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners, today announced that the Company, its supplier partners and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation have fulfilled its commitment to contribute more than $1 million in financial donations and essential health care supplies to 11 relief organizations serving communities affected by Hurricane...

2012-12-26 08:20:52

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At 104 years old, Edythe Kirchmaier has been serving others for more than a century, 40 years of which have been as a volunteer with Direct Relief International. As Edythe approaches her 105(th) birthday, she hopes to inspire the world to make a difference, as she has, by raising awareness for the charity to which she's dedicated much of her life, Direct Relief. To honor Edythe and celebrate her milestone birthday on January 22, 2013,...

2012-11-21 20:20:54

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Joseph P. Addabbo Family Center learned today that they will receive a $250,000 grant after suffering catastrophic damages caused by Hurricane Sandy to three of their community health centers, two in the Rockaways and one in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The grant, from Direct Relief USA and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), is the first cash grant awarded from the Sandy Safety Net Fund, a charitable...

2012-11-14 12:26:35

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Drip Drop, Inc., a medical start-up dedicated to the scientific advancement and application of oral rehydration solutions (ORS), is participating in on-the-ground efforts assisting victims of Hurricane Sandy. Five hundred packets of Drip Drop's proprietary ORS are being used by Direct Relief International, which is providing critical medical services in the worst affected areas. With Drip Drop ORS, relief workers can help patients recover from...

2012-11-08 12:27:20

National Association of Community Health Centers, Direct Relief Establish Sandy Fund to Support Safety-Net Facilities in Affected Communities BETHESDA, Md. and SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two national nonprofit organizations, The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and Direct Relief International, announced today that they have joined together and established a special fund to support the patients and nonprofit health centers and...

2012-11-02 07:27:49

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) and its foundation, the Abbott Fund, are providing $1 million in funding and product donations to support relief efforts in response to Hurricane Sandy. The Abbott Fund grants will be provided to longstanding relief organization partners, including the American Red Cross, AmeriCares, Direct Relief International and World Vets. Abbott product donations have been made to Direct Relief International and Feeding America. Abbott...