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Dec 14, 2017, 10:42 ET Direct Relief Reaches $1 Billion in Donations, Ranked 7th Largest U.S. Charity by Forbes

Direct Relief grew into the seventh largest charity in the United States in 2017, according to Forbes Magazine's newly released annual ranking of...


Oct 27, 2017, 18:07 ET 76-Ton Airlift of Medicine and Medical Supplies Lands in Puerto Rico

Direct Relief today airlifted 152,604 lbs. of urgently needed medical resources to Puerto Rico, where medical shortages persist more than a month...


Oct 25, 2017, 20:20 ET Direct Relief to Airlift 76 Tons of Medicine and Medical Supplies to Puerto Rico

Direct Relief is preparing to airlift 152,604 lbs. of urgently needed medical resources to the Department of Health, hospitals, and community...


Sep 30, 2017, 08:45 ET Puerto Rico Crisis: Direct Relief Commits Initial $300,000 Cash to Bolster Community Health Centers

Direct Relief today committed an initial $250,000 in cash for community health centers in Puerto Rico to aid recovery efforts in Hurricane Maria's...


Sep 14, 2017, 20:14 ET Hurricane Community Health Fund Established to Bolster Health Safety Net in Texas, Florida

Direct Relief today announced the creation of the Hurricane Community Health Fund, a collaboration among the Texas Association of Community Health...


Sep 13, 2017, 13:09 ET Terremoto en México: Direct Relief compromete $100,000 dólares en efectivo para Respuesta a la Emergencia

Mientras las evaluaciones a los daños masivos, perdidas de vida, desaparecidos lesionados, en viviendas, establecimientos distintos, en carreteras,...


Sep 13, 2017, 13:06 ET Terremoto en México: Direct Relief compromete $100,000 dólares en efectivo para Respuesta a la Emergencia

Mientras las evaluaciones a los daños masivos, perdidas de vida, desaparecidos lesionados, en viviendas, establecimientos distintos, en carreteras,...


Sep 13, 2017, 12:27 ET Mexico Earthquake: Direct Relief Commits Initial $100,000 Cash to Emergency Response

As the massive damage, tragic loss of life, and extensive injuries from last week's magnitude 8.1 earthquake in Mexico come into focus, Direct...


Sep 01, 2017, 12:15 ET Hurricane Harvey: Direct Relief Providing Emergency Funding for Texas Community Health Centers

Direct Relief, in consultation with the Texas Association of Community Health Centers, announced today an initial $350,000 for emergency operating...


Aug 27, 2017, 19:37 ET Direct Relief Makes $100 Million in Medical Inventories Available to Assist Texas in Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

Direct Relief today committed an initial $200,000 in cash and made available its entire current inventories of more than $100 million to support...


Jul 18, 2017, 15:02 ET Direct Relief Elects Three New Directors to Board

Direct Relief has welcomed three new directors to its board. The new directors, who bring an abundance of knowledge in medicine, business and law,...


Jul 06, 2017, 13:45 ET Filantropía mexicana: corporaciones, organizaciones sin fines de lucro y gobierno trabajan juntos para mejorar la salud

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO y SANTA BÁRBARA, California, 6 de julio de 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Direct Relief anunció hoy la...


Jul 06, 2017, 13:37 ET Filantropía mexicana: corporaciones, organizaciones sin fines de lucro y gobierno trabajan juntos para mejorar la salud

Direct Relief anunció hoy la creación de un canal para que las compañías farmacéuticas en México donen...


Jul 06, 2017, 09:30 ET Mexican Philanthropy: Corporations, Nonprofits, Government Work Together to Improve Health

Direct Relief today announced it has established a conduit for pharmaceutical companies in Mexico to donate medicine within the country. In the...


Jun 07, 2017, 09:30 ET Threatened Communities Stocked with Emergency Medicine at Hurricane Season's Start

With the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season officially underway, Direct Relief announced it is prepositioning emergency medicine and medical supplies...


May 25, 2017, 15:44 ET Direct Relief Providing Overdose-Reversing Naloxone Nationwide to Safety-Net Health Clinics

In response to the opioid epidemic in the United States, Direct Relief is working with Pfizer to make up to 1 million doses of overdose-reversing...


May 23, 2017, 11:38 ET Direct Relief Delivers Chemical-Weapons Antidotes, Protective Gear Requested by Syrian Doctors

Direct Relief has shipped the first of three batches of nerve agent antidotes and protective gear to Syria to help shield Syrian doctors and...


Apr 07, 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...


Apr 06, 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...


Dec 28, 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...


Dec 21, 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...


Dec 16, 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....


Nov 17, 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...


Oct 07, 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...


Sep 29, 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...