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Review for Direct Relief , Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Approx. 4-5 days after Hurricaine Katrina consumed ou cities A direct relief represetative showed up with a back pack and stated he had been up and down the coast looking for the appropriate physician to handle a massive amount of drug and medical supplies and everyone directed him to our boss, Dr. Alfred McNair. If it not had been for Direct relief during Hurricaine Katrina the Mississippi Gufl Coast would have been without over 5 million dollars in medical supplies and infant products. We recieved medications specific to our needs. We were able to distribute them to over 180 physicians up and down the coast as they were delivered to us. They also provided us with grants to help our physicians that had lost both their homes nad their practice with some funds to help them get back up and running so they did not have to relocate (our practice peronally lost half our staff). They were constantly monitering the supplies to make sure they were going where they needed to go and what else they cound provide that our small building could handle. I cannot say enough about this wonderful organization. It is as if you are handing your donation right to the wounded and broken hearted yourself except that they are able with their resources to multiply its worth 21-32% more. (Thank you Forbes Magazine for explaing why they are number one.) If you really have any doubts you can call me at 228-872-6291 and ask for Rhonda. Thank you also for all that you may have done for us during Katrina- if you were not here there was really no way to understand it. And God bless you if you send to this organization over and over again.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Patients up and down the coast that could not afford med. Special needs students with supplies. Helping physicians restart their lives so that we were not without medical help for indigent patients.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Thank God for all my contributers. And I know they do.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I know, God as my witness, they are what they say they are and they do what they say they do.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Unbelieveable, kind, caring, unselfesh with their time. Honest I can not say enough.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Multiple it, give it away to the right people, and not waste a penny.

Ways to make it better...

Not one thing. When no one else could get there--they came and stayed.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...


One thing I'd also say is that...

Once again, thank you for everything anyone has done for Hurricaine Katrina victims. If you have never walked in these shoes you can not understand probably how much we could possbly be so thankfull but we really are to you and Direct Relief.

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Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & Unloaded and distributed medical supplies from direct relief. Also unloaded 2-3 trnsfer trucks by had and distributed to school teachers in 5 counties clothes, sleeping bags etc until midnight until Jan. Teachers are angels on earth.