Among other initiatives, Direct Relief annually conducts an extensive Hurricane Preparedness Program that prepositions emergency medications and supplies at nonprofit community health centers and clinics in hurricane-prone areas to assure that some resources are already on-hand when emergencies arise.
Tax-deductible contributions to the Sandy Safety-Net Fund may be made to a specially designated account at www.DirectRelief.org. Contributions to this fund will be restricted and will be used only on activities to assist communities affected by Hurricane Sandy as jointly determined by the two organizations. Such contributions will not become part of a general disaster fund.
About the National Association of Community Health Centers: NACHC was founded in 1971, with a mission to promote the provision of high quality, comprehensive and affordable health care that is coordinated, culturally and linguistically competent, and community directed for all medically underserved populations. NACHC is the membership organization for community health centers nationwide, which provide primary and preventive health care to more than 20 million people from more than 8,000 sites.
About Direct Relief InternationalDirect Relief International is a leading medical relief organization, active in all 50 states and in 70 countries. It works with more than 1,000 health clinics across the U.S. to assist in emergencies and an ongoing basis, providing them with free medications for people in need. The organization has been among the world's largest medical suppliers in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, has top charity ratings, including four-star and "top-notch" rating from Charity Navigator, and a 100% fundraising efficiency rating from Forbes magazine. For more information, visit www.DirectRelief.org.CONTACT: Kerri Murray, (805) 452-7599 firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE Direct Relief International