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Nov 25, 2019, 17:21 ET In a Year Defined by Large-scale Emergencies, Direct Relief Tops 2019 Charity Recommendations

Direct Relief has delivered $1.17 billion in humanitarian medical assistance to disaster victims and underserved communities worldwide so far in 2019 ...


Oct 27, 2019, 19:21 ET Direct Relief Commits Initial $1 million in Cash, Provides Medical Inventories to Bolster Health Services During California Fires and Power Blackouts

In response to the unprecedented public safety power shut-offs and concurrent fires in California, Direct Relief has committed an initial $1 million...


Aug 29, 2019, 13:32 ET BD awards $1.2 million in grants to community health centers that help vulnerable patients more effectively manage medications

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, along with Direct Relief and the National Association of Community...


Jul 31, 2019, 14:23 ET Direct Relief Surpasses $100 Million in Support for Puerto Rico Post-Hurricane Maria with Latest Infusion of Funding

Twenty-five Puerto Rican healthcare nonprofits are set to receive a much-needed $8 million cash infusion from Direct Relief, the largest private,...


Jul 10, 2019, 08:00 ET Collaboration Led by Direct Relief Successfully Completes Pilot Testing of Capability for Long-Range Delivery of Temperature-Dependent Medicines and Vaccines by Drone

A consortium led by humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief today announced the successful completion of a program testing the potential to...


Jul 03, 2019, 16:07 ET ASEAN, Direct Relief Boost Disaster Response Capacity in the Philippines

Ten ASEAN member countries were represented this week at the opening of a new disaster response center in the Philippines, spearheaded by the ASEAN...


Jun 25, 2019, 13:08 ET Direct Relief Announces Newest Director Elected to Organization's Board

This week, Direct Relief announced the election of James "Jay" McGonigle as a new director to its board McGonigle brings an exceptional record of...


Jun 11, 2019, 19:37 ET FedEx, Direct Relief Deliver Essential Medicines to Flood-Inundated Paraguay

In response to widespread flooding that has displaced tens of thousands of people, FedEx and Direct Relief shipped 20,703 pounds of requested medical ...


May 30, 2019, 17:49 ET Direct Relief Scales Hurricane Readiness at Health Facilities in Regions Still Reeling from Prior Years' Storms

Direct Relief is mobilizing its largest-ever push to prepare hurricane-prone areas in the U.S. and Caribbean for the fast-approaching 2019 hurricane...


May 07, 2019, 09:15 ET Direct Relief Donates $1.4 million to 11 Texas Free and Charitable Clinics for Hurricane Harvey Recovery and Resilience

Direct Relief today announced it is providing $1.4 million in grants to 11 free health clinics in Southeast Texas, to help them recover from...


Mar 14, 2019, 17:25 ET North America's Fastest Video Gamers Start Speedrunning Marathon at Direct Relief

More than 100 of the fastest video game players in North America gather here starting today for three days of non-stop action at the headquarters of...


Mar 01, 2019, 06:00 ET Nonprofit Health Facilities Streamline Patients' Access to Rx Assistance

Last month, more than 6,000 patients in 20 states received life-sustaining medication they otherwise couldn't afford. The free medicines were made...


Feb 20, 2019, 10:58 ET Direct Relief Named to Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies List for 2019

Direct Relief has been named to Fast Company's annual list of the World's Most Innovative Companies for 2019. The list honors the businesses and...


Jan 31, 2019, 16:30 ET Direct Relief Completes $40 Million Campaign for New Headquarters with $5.1 Million Donation from Virgil Elings

Direct Relief today announced it received a $5.1 million donation from Virgil Elings to complete funding for its new headquarters facility. The $40...


Dec 27, 2018, 16:06 ET Zeldathon Starts Six-Day Video Game Marathon for Charity

Hundreds of thousands of video game enthusiasts from around the world are expected to tune in to a six-day marathon session of game playing beginning ...


Dec 12, 2018, 07:30 ET Direct Relief Tops 2018 Charity Ratings and Recommendations

In a time of increasing natural disasters and growing income inequality, Direct Relief's performance in delivering medicine and other healthcare...


Nov 20, 2018, 12:47 ET Direct Relief Makes $2 Million Cash Commitment to California Wildfire Response and Recovery

In response to the unprecedented destruction and challenges facing survivors of California's recent wildfires in both Northern and Southern...


Oct 10, 2018, 19:21 ET Hurricane Michael Strikes Some of the Nation's Most Vulnerable Communities

Florida counties struck today by Hurricane Michael – both the coastal counties under evacuation orders and the inland counties people fled to – are...


Oct 02, 2018, 13:59 ET Emergency Supply Cache from Direct Relief to Aid Indonesian Tsunami Survivors

Emergency supplies pre-positioned in Southeast Asia by Direct Relief have been made available to Indonesian authorities responding to survivors of...


Sep 15, 2018, 06:00 ET Hurricane Florence: Direct Relief Commits $200,000 in Emergency Funding, Makes Available $100 Million in Medicine and Supplies to Aid Response

Direct Relief today committed an initial $200,000 in cash and made available its current inventory of more than $100 million in medications and other ...


Sep 06, 2018, 16:05 ET Teva, NACHC and Direct Relief Provide Important Insights on Prescription Medicine Access for Underserved Patients at the AAM Conference

Today at GRx + Biosims: Engineering the Future of Generic + Biosimilar Medicines, the Association for Accessible Medicines' (AAM) annual industry...


Aug 24, 2018, 12:34 ET Direct Relief, Merck and Partners Test Temperature Controlled Autonomous Drone Delivery System for Medicines in Puerto Rico a year after Maria

Direct Relief, Merck, AT&T, Softbox and Volans-i this week are piloting a test of emergency medical supply deliveries using drones to model an...


Aug 03, 2018, 15:06 ET Los centros de salud sin fines de lucro de Puerto Rico, organizaciones de la comunidad reciben $12.3 millones de incentivo filantrópico

Direct Relief anunció hoy una serie de nuevos compromisos financieros por un total de $12.3 millones para ayudar a las organizaciones de atención...


Aug 03, 2018, 13:40 ET Puerto Rico's Nonprofit Health Centers, Community Organizations Receive $12.3 Million Philanthropic Boost

Direct Relief today announced a series of new financial commitments totaling $12.3 million to help Puerto Rico healthcare organizations address...


Jul 25, 2018, 17:12 ET Direct Relief Launches Facebook Fundraiser for Rohingya Mothers and Children

Direct Relief today launched a Facebook fundraiser to provide medical care to Rohingya mothers and children in the world's largest refugee camp. Mass ...