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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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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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Tri-county health care providers have enough PPE for now

By   /  Friday, May 1st, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Tri-county health care providers have enough PPE for now

Levels of personal protective equipment for tri-county medical providers are holding steady as all three counties are facing manageable levels of COVID-19 spread, public health officials said. None of the three counties have had to dip into their surge planning, and hospitals have started reaching out to their local communities to let them know that Read More →

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