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Direct Relief International rooted in Santa Barbara

By   /  Friday, September 30th, 2016  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Direct Relief International rooted in Santa Barbara

In a region that takes pride in its philanthropic organizations, nothing stands out like Direct Relief International. Founded as a humanitarian organization by immigrants who fled the horrors of World War II, DRI is the nation’s ninth largest U.S. charity, according to Forbes, and by most measures one of the most cost-effective organizations of its Read More →

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The business of aid: Direct Relief adapts corporate strategy

By   /  Friday, November 7th, 2014  /  Latest news, Nonprofits, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on The business of aid: Direct Relief adapts corporate strategy

In 2013, Direct Relief provided $346 million in humanitarian aid to 69 counties including the United States. That work accounted for 5,552 shipments of pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and medical equipment — a more than 500 shipment increase over 2012’s total.

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