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Direct Relief to send record-breaking shipment to Philippines

By   /  Friday, November 22nd, 2013  /  Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Direct Relief to send record-breaking shipment to Philippines

In response to the natural disaster in the Philippines, Direct Relief International is preparing to conduct the largest-ever emergency airlift in the 65-year history of the Goleta-based nonprofit.

Direct Relief said that on Saturday, Nov. 23, it will deliver 50 tons of essential medications and emergency supplies to people affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

The air shipment includes enough medicines to treat 250,000 people and will be delivered on a wide-bodied cargo aircraft flight arranged and donated by FedEx, Direct Relief said. All of the aid items were requested by health officials and nongovernmental groups in the Philippines, it said.

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Business lessons learned in fall disasters are lost on politicians in 2012

By   /  Monday, September 17th, 2012  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Business lessons learned in fall disasters are lost on politicians in 2012

The lessons of the three crises — 9/11, Katrina and the Lehman collapse — are hard to put into words.

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Op/ed: Planning can help protect your life, business and family when disaster strikes

By   /  Friday, July 6th, 2012  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Planning can help protect your life, business and family when disaster strikes

By Jean-Luc Bourdon on July 6, 2012 With fires threatening major cities in Colorado this summer and with dry conditions across the Tri-Counties, it’s time for business owners and managers to reassess their preparedness for disaster. The purpose of planning is to strategically pursue best-case scenarios while preventing worst-case scenarios. Which matters most? According to Read More →

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Search dog group breaks ground on 125-acre center

By   /  Friday, June 17th, 2011  /  Nonprofits, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Search dog group breaks ground on 125-acre center

The Search Dog Foundation has broken ground on national training center outside Santa Paula.

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