As we all know, hurricanes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters have dealt a devastating blow to many parts of our world in recent weeks and it’s up to us to help out! From Texas, Florida, the Caribbean, and Mexico, Direct Relief is responding with medical aid, speed and financial assistance around the globe!
Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies.
Nongovernmental, nonsectarian, and not-for-profit, Direct Relief provides assistance to people and communities without regard to politics, religious beliefs, or ethnic identities. >>> guiding principles
Direct Relief’s assistance programs focus on maternal and child health, the prevention and treatment of disease, and emergency preparedness and response, and are tailored to the particular circumstances and needs of the world’s most vulnerable and at-risk populations. >>> programmatic focus areas
This tradition of direct and targeted assistance, provided in a manner that respects and involves the people served, has been a hallmark of the organization since its founding in 1948 by refugee war immigrants to the U.S. >>> read the history
Direct Relief’s work earns wide recognition from independent charity evaluators, including a 100% fundraising efficiency rating from Forbes, the No. 1 spot on Charity Navigator’s list of the “10 Best Charities Everyone’s Heard Of,” and inclusion in Fast Company’s list of “the world’s most innovative nonprofits.” >>> awards, ratings, and recognition
The only humanitarian nonprofit to be designated by The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) as a Verified-Accredited Wholesale Distributor (VAWD) of pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies, Direct Relief holds credentials and memberships with a variety of prominent professional organizations, government agencies, and jurisdictions.
Direct Relief ranks No. 1 on Charity Navigator’s 2017 list of top-rated charities, measured by financial performance, accountability, and transparency.
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