Direct Relief is providing essential medicines and supplies to health centers throughout Texas that are treating people affected by the storm and subsequent flooding. People who have evacuated or lost their homes often leave without their critical medicines, so Direct Relief is working to ensure that people remain healthy.
People who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding often are without access to healthcare and medicines. When evacuation orders come, many people forget to take medicines for both chronic and acute medical needs. This exacerbates an already dangerous situation, and can lead to ER visits and poor health outcomes.
Direct Relief is providing essential medicines, medical supplies, and hygiene items to people affected by this emergency. Resources have been delivered to community clinics and health centers throughout Texas, and additional emergency shipments will continue to be sent once more needs have been identified.
The long-term impact of Direct Relief's work will improve the health and lives of thousands of people throughout Texas that have been displaced or otherwise affected by the storm. Beneficiaries are low-income, often uninsured people who have been evacuated from their homes, are living in shelters, or who otherwise need assistance.