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Disaster Relief Posts
April 10, 2018
After a skiing accident left him paralyzed three years ago, 21-year-old Mihnea not only had to confront life in a wheelchair, he also faced a potentially bigger challenge – little access to the medical supplies he needed to live an independent life. Mihnea attends university in Timisoara in western Romania, 350 km from his hometown
September 8, 2017
When Dan Hovey arrived in Houston to help with Hurricane Harvey recovery work, he didn’t quite expect that he’d be shopping for an appliance. Yet, finding a refrigerator became the focus of one of the most impactful things that he did on day one. Without it, vital medicines (that must be kept cold) would have
September 2, 2017
More than 20,000 meals-ready-to-eat (MREs) made their way to victims of Hurricane Harvey on Friday.
January 12, 2017
Anna and I started LuminAID after working on a project together in architecture school. It was just following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and we wanted to find a way to help communities struggling without electricity. Families were living in pitch-black tent cities, occasionally using candles for lighting which were prone to cause fires. Without
October 19, 2016
By Air, Land & Sea: See How Direct Relief Gets Aid Directly to Those in Need October 19, 2016 With many bridges washed out and roads destroyed, the ground transportation network in Haiti is severely damaged. Our friends at Direct Relief took immediate action and got creative to deliver relief supplies as soon as they
August 30, 2016
Find out how a small act of kindness on a routine delivery turned into a viral Facebook photo and forged a lifelong friendship.