Providing Critical Medicines for Ukraine Crisis Levitate co-founder, Lasse Madsen, and a soldier Photo courtesy of Kharkiv Renovation Fund Direct Relief Funded Ambulance Ready for Kreminna

Direct Relief

Org #27340
Vetted since 2015
1948
year founded
$1,152,276
raised on GlobalGiving
7
years fundraising
5
projects funded
* Amounts in US Dollars

Mission

Direct Relief is a medical relief organization, active in all 50 states and in more than 90 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergency situations. The first charitable nonprofit organization in the U.S. to be designated by The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) as a Verified-Accredited Wholesale Distributor, Direct Relief is among the largest medical suppliers to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, West Africa in response to the Ebola epidemic, the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan, and Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.

Project Leaders
Tony  Morain
Tony Morain
Direct Relief Staff
Direct Relief Staff
Annie Light
Annie Light
Team
Thomas Tighe, Jonathan Steiner, Heather Bennett
Organization Information
6100 Wallace Becknell Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
United States
(805) 964-4767
Organization Information
6100 Wallace Becknell Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
United States
(805) 964-4767

Project Reports

Each of GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners is required to send quarterly donor reports detailing the impact of their work. Here are some of their recent updates:

Report on Ukraine Crisis for GlobalGiving

By Anna Reese | Donor Experience Associate

February 2024 marked two years since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, and there is no sign of ending. The conflict is believed to have inflicted hundreds of thousands of casualties,... Read the full report ›

Amputees Receive Free Prostheses in Ukraine

By Brianna Newport | Communications Specialist

Earlier this month, the Danish organization Levitate hosted a prosthetics sports event along with Unbroken Rehabilitaion Center (both partner organizations of Direct Relief). Levitate specializes in... Read the full report ›

Psychological Support in Ukraine

By Annie Light | Manager, Corporate & Brand Partnerships

With another winter looming, Ukraine’s healthcare system is bracing for more strikes on energy infrastructure. Many hospitals are still badly damaged, and millions of people are displaced around... Read the full report ›
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