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Direct Relief launches new health equity fund with Scott’s $50M gift

By   /  Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, left, Nonprofits, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Direct Relief launches new health equity fund with Scott’s $50M gift

MacKenzie Scott’s donation to Direct Relief equaled the largest in the organization’s history, at $50 million, and will go toward the Fund for Health Equity, a new project Direct Relief unveiled March 2. Scott announced in December that she was giving nearly $4.2 billion to 384 different charitable organizations in the United States. Direct Relief, Read More →

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Direct Relief benefits from settlement over overpriced, counterfeit masks

By   /  Friday, August 28th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Law, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Direct Relief benefits from settlement over overpriced, counterfeit masks

Amazon and 3M teamed up to fight back against sellers who price-gouge essential personal protective equipment supplies, and they’re donated the results of that lawsuit to Direct Relief, the Santa Barbara-based nonprofit. 3M filed the lawsuit June 8, asserting that third-party sellers used Amazon to defraud customers by misrepresenting the condition of fake respirators, as Read More →

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Direct Relief responds to Beirut blast

By   /  Monday, August 17th, 2020  /  left, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Direct Relief responds to Beirut blast

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Tri-county tech startups join effort to distribute PPE

By   /  Friday, June 12th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Tri-county tech startups join effort to distribute PPE

Tech startups across the Tri-Counties and Greater Los Angeles combined forces to raise some $200,000 in donations for personal protective equipment and direct it to Southern California health care systems. The effort, called SoCal Tech for SoCal Hospitals, combines the expertise of logistics and health care startups including Santa Barbara-based Well Health, and fundraising from Read More →

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Direct Relief and FedEx Cares partner to distribute PPE

By   /  Friday, May 22nd, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Nonprofits, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Direct Relief and FedEx Cares partner to distribute PPE

Goleta-based Direct Relief has partnered with FedEx Cares to ship personal protective equipment nationwide to help underserved communities combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Direct Relief’s partnership with FedEx Cares has allowed the nonprofit to distribute more than 4.3 million masks, 3.1 million gloves, 622,000 face shields and 100,000 gowns. Direct Relief is the largest nonprofit provider Read More →

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South Coast business, tech and nonprofit leaders to be lauded

By   /  Friday, April 17th, 2020  /  Latest news, Nonprofits, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on South Coast business, tech and nonprofit leaders to be lauded

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Amgen, WEV step up with pledge and online resources

By   /  Tuesday, March 24th, 2020  /  Biotech, Latest news, Nonprofits, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Amgen, WEV step up with pledge and online resources

Regional organizations have jumped into action to support communities affected by the global health crisis.  Thousand Oaks biotech giant Amgen pledged up to $12.5 million to support emergency response efforts for the coronavirus pandemic, including operations by Goleta-based Direct Relief and the Los Angeles humanitarian nonprofit International Medical Corps.  “The COVID-19 pandemic is precipitating a Read More →

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