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Dec 10, 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...

Nov 13, 2014, 09:55 ET
The State of the Safety Net 2014 report aims to provide a current overview of health centers and clinics on the front lines of treating those who are most in need, without insurance, and living in poverty. Read the report at http://www.directrelief.org

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...

Oct 30, 2014, 13:16 ET
Ebola Outbreak: Emergency Medicine and Personal Protective Equipment from Direct Relief (directrelief.org) bound for medical staff battling Ebola in West Africa.

Ebola in the US: National Survey of America's Health Safety Net

One-third of America's safety-net facilities reported limited supplies of waterproof shoe covers, gowns, face shields, single-use respirators and...

Sep 20, 2014, 17:05 ET
A Direct Relief-chartered Boeing 747 departed John F. Kennedy International Airport September 20, 2014 with 100 tons of emergency medical assistance for communities gripped by Ebola. The airlift -- the largest to depart the U.S. since the outbreak began -- is bound for Liberia and Sierra Leone. (PRNewsFoto/Direct Relief)

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...

Sep 11, 2014, 10:35 ET
Haiti's First Lady Sophia Martelly and Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume tour  Direct Relief's warehouse in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, which holds a donation of millions of treatments for the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya. The virus has sickened tens of thousands in the Caribbean and Central America since its arriving in the region last year. (PRNewsFoto/Direct Relief)

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...

Sep 10, 2014, 17:56 ET
Haiti's First Lady Sophia Martelly and Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume tour  Direct Relief's warehouse in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, which holds a donation of millions of treatments for the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya. The virus has sickened tens of thousands in the Caribbean and Central America since its arriving in the region last year. (PRNewsFoto/Direct Relief)

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...

Sep 04, 2014, 00:01 ET
Flash Poll: Survey Results of Community Health Center Sentiment, Conducted by Direct Relief (www.directrelief.org) (PRNewsFoto/Direct Relief)

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...

Aug 25, 2014, 21:55 ET
Ebola Outbreak: Emergency Medical Supplies from Direct Relief (directrelief.org) Loaded onto 737 Charter Flight for Liberia. (PRNewsFoto/Direct Relief)

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...

Aug 14, 2014, 08:45 ET
Ebola Response: Emergency Medical Supplies Packed for West Africa by Direct Relief. (PRNewsFoto/Direct Relief)

22 Companies Commit Medical Resources to Fight Ebola

As Ebola marches through West Africa, inadequate supplies of personal protective equipment and medical resources expose doctors, nurses, and their...

Jun 11, 2014, 09:30 ET
Direct Relief's interactive hurricane map displays the latest hurricane activity and shows where essential medical supplies are pre-positioned with participating health care safety-net facilities. Data within the map includes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's forecasts, as well as the historical paths of hurricanes, damage caused by county, and information on vulnerability. (PRNewsFoto/Direct Relief)

Calm before the Storms: Direct Relief Employs Data Analytics and Visualization Technologies to Expand Global Hurricane Preparedness

With the 2014 hurricane season officially underway, humanitarian organization Direct Relief has expanded its extensive medical pre-positioning...

May 20, 2014, 17:05 ET

Direct Relief Earns CECP Directors' Award for Corporate Humanitarian Collaboration with FedEx

CECP today presented its 2014 Directors' Award to humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief at the annual CECP Summit in New York City for its...

May 01, 2014, 17:05 ET

Sanofi US Donates Record Number of Epinephrine Auto-injectors to Help People at Risk for Severe, Life-threatening Allergic Reactions

The Sanofi Foundation for North America has donated more than 90,000 Auvi-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP) epinephrine auto-injectors to...

May 01, 2014, 14:03 ET

Medical Aid from Direct Relief Arrives for People Affected by Most Destructive Tornado Outbreak of the Year

 Emergency aid from medical aid organization Direct Relief arrived Wednesday at two clinics in Arkansas treating people affected by this...

Nov 21, 2013, 18:22 ET
Direct Relief airlifts 20 tons of medical aid to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.  Help support the relief effort. Donate at DirectRelief.org.  (PRNewsFoto/Direct Relief)

Direct Relief Emergency Airlift to Provide 50 Tons of Essential Medications, Supplies to Philippines

Largest-ever airlift in organization's history, donated by FedEx, follows $4 million in emergency medical aid already provided since devastating...

Oct 22, 2013, 21:28 ET
DirectRelief.org launches Voices of the HealthCare Safety Net.  (PRNewsFoto/Direct Relief International)

How will the Affordable Care Act Affect Where 20+ Million People Receive Health Care?

 As millions of people across the country attempt to gain insurance access under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Direct Relief today...

Oct 12, 2013, 23:57 ET

DirectRelief.Org: Nonprofit Releases Seasonal Flu Report as Government Shutdown Suspends Influenza Surveillance

 Top 10 Cities at Risk are in TX, OK, NM, WA, CA, MD, LA  With the federal government shutdown causing a suspension of its national...

Aug 23, 2013, 18:20 ET
105-year-old Edythe, California's oldest driver, enjoying her new car.  (PRNewsFoto/Direct Relief)

105-Year-Old Woman Surprised With New Car from Anonymous Fan

Gift enables California's oldest driver to continue volunteering regularly at Direct Relief  California's oldest driver, 105-year-old...

Jul 02, 2013, 19:06 ET

$1.5 Million in Grants to Hurricane Sandy-Battered Nonprofit Health Centers in NY, NJ

Direct Relief and National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) announce relief to health centers affected by the storm...

May 31, 2013, 08:00 ET
Direct Relief staff ready hurricane preparedness packs filled with medicines and supplies for at-risk communities across the U.S.  (PRNewsFoto/Direct Relief International)

Hurricane Season: Preparing for Worst Case Scenario

 As the nation braces for the official start of hurricane season on June 1, humanitarian organization, Direct Relief is deploying $2 million...

May 23, 2013, 07:30 ET

First-Ever Day to End Fistula Brings Attention to Progress, Challenges

 Marking the first-ever International Day to End Obstetric Fistula on May 23, Direct Relief is intensifying its decade-long efforts to prevent...