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07 Apr, 2017, 14:35 ET Direct Relief pone a disposición de Colombia y Perú inventarios médicos por valor de $32 millones en medio de inundaciones de históricas proporciones

Compromete una cifra inicial de $200.000 en efectivo para esfuerzos de asistencia; FedEx y empresas del sector del cuidado de la salud dan un paso...


06 Apr, 2017, 17:46 ET Direct Relief Makes $32 Million in Medical Inventories Available to Colombia and Peru amid Historic Flooding

Direct Relief today committed an initial $200,000 in cash and made available $32 million in medical resources for relief and recovery efforts in...


28 Dec, 2016, 20:58 ET Haiti Receives 82 Tons of Urgently Needed Medical Aid

Direct Relief today airlifted 82 tons of medical aid to Haiti to help treat cholera and other diseases that have spread widely since Hurricane...


21 Dec, 2016, 15:50 ET Direct Relief Puts Charity Spending Decisions into Donors' Hands

With the launch of an online donation interface that lets donors allocate their money across Direct Relief's many international and domestic aid...


16 Dec, 2016, 15:45 ET Direct Relief Earns 100 Percent Efficiency Score in Forbes 2016 Top U.S. Charities List, Highest Rating Among California-Based Charities

Direct Relief was the highest-rated California-based charity in Forbes Magazine's newly-released 2016 annual ranking of the 100 largest U.S....


17 Nov, 2016, 08:40 ET Direct Relief to Provide ASEAN Disaster Relief Agency with Prepositioned Medical Aid

California-based humanitarian aid group Direct Relief today signed an agreement with the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA...


07 Oct, 2016, 20:59 ET Hurricane Matthew: Direct Relief Offers $100 Million in Medical Inventory, Commits Initial $250,000 in Cash to Emergency Response

As the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew comes into focus, Direct Relief has made available its entire inventory of $100 million in...


29 Sep, 2016, 10:31 ET Direct Relief Investing $40 Million to Strengthen and Expand Supply Chain for Humanitarian Medical Aid

 Direct Relief today broke ground on what will become the largest accredited distribution hub for humanitarian medical aid in the United...


08 Sep, 2016, 17:28 ET The NAFC and Direct Relief Establish $300,000 Awards Program for Free and Charitable Health Clinics

 The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) and Direct Relief today announced the formation of a $300,000 awards program...


29 Aug, 2016, 18:55 ET 10 Community Health Centers Recognized with National Award for Innovation in Diabetes Care

BD, Direct Relief, and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) honored 10 of the nation's 1,200 community health centers with...


15 Aug, 2016, 14:14 ET Direct Relief Elects Four New Directors to Board

 Direct Relief has elected four new directors to its board and selected Angel Iscovich, M.D., as its chair. Dr. Iscovich, a board member...


15 Jun, 2016, 05:45 ET Zeldathon, World's Most Legendary Gaming Marathon, Blasts Off for Charity

 At 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on June 17, an all-star gathering of over 60 video gamers will begin Zeldathon, a gaming marathon expected to last...


02 Jun, 2016, 16:25 ET Direct Relief Named to "Perfect 100" List Under New Charity Navigator Rating System

 Direct Relief has earned a perfect score of 100 under the new rating system, CN 2.1, unveiled June 1 by Charity Navigator. Only 49 of the more...


29 Apr, 2016, 13:04 ET Direct Relief Airlifts 47 Tons of Critical Medical Aid to Ecuador

Direct Relief today airlifted 47 tons of medical supplies to Ecuador, the largest single shipment of emergency medical aid received by Ecuador...


11 Dec, 2015, 16:08 ET Forbes Ranks Direct Relief Among Nation's Ten Top Charities

Direct Relief, a California-based humanitarian aid organization, became the ninth-largest charity in the United States this year, according to...


25 Nov, 2015, 08:45 ET El Nino: Mapping Health Risks for California's Most Vulnerable

 A geospatial analysis by Direct Relief has identified communities in California's Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Yolo, Lake, and Trinity...


04 Feb, 2015, 13:15 ET 747 Jets to West Africa as Ebola Response Pivots toward Recovery

 A Direct Relief-chartered Boeing 747 departed Los Angeles International Airport today carrying more than $7 million in prescription medicines...


23 Dec, 2014, 15:20 ET First Ebola Treatment Unit for Local Health Workers Arrives in Sierra Leone

In response to urgent requests from the Deputy Minister of Health and the Junior Doctors' Association of Sierra Leone, Direct Relief...


10 Dec, 2014, 10:05 ET "Ten of the Best Charities Everyone's Heard Of"

 Charity Navigator, America's premier independent charity evaluator, has ranked Direct Relief No. 1 on its list of "Ten of the Best Charities...


13 Nov, 2014, 09:55 ET Affordable Care Act: U.S. Nonprofit Safety Net Split along Medicaid Lines

 Nonprofit community health centers and clinics that provide preventive and primary healthcare services for 24 million people – or one in...


20 Sep, 2014, 17:05 ET Ebola Response: Humanitarian Charter 747 Brings 100 Tons of Medical Aid to Ebola Fight

A Direct Relief-chartered Boeing 747 departed John F. Kennedy International Airport today with 100 tons of emergency medical assistance for...


11 Sep, 2014, 10:35 ET Llegan a Puerto Príncipe medicamentos para tratar a uno de cada diez haitianos

Mientras el virus de la chikungunya, transmitido por mosquitos, continúa expandiéndose por América, la organización...


10 Sep, 2014, 17:56 ET Medicine to Treat 1 in 10 Haitians Arrives in Port-au-Prince

As the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus continues to spread throughout the Americas, humanitarian organization Direct Relief delivered enough...


04 Sep, 2014, 00:01 ET Flash Poll: In States Expanding Medicaid, Community Health Centers Report More Patients, Fewer Uninsured

Community Health Centers (CHCs) across the country, which are the medical home for 1 in 15 people in the United States, are experiencing an overall...


25 Aug, 2014, 21:55 ET Ebola Outbreak: Six Nonprofits Team Up to Fill a 737 with 15,000 Pounds of Medical Supplies

 In collaboration with Airlink and Fort Worth-based ATX Air Services, LLC, Direct Relief today loaded a charter jet with emergency supplies...