Direct Relief is a leading medical relief organization, active in all 50 states and in 70 countries. It works with more than 1,000 health clinics across the U.S. to assist in emergencies and an ongoing basis, providing them with free medications for people in need. For more information on Direct Relief's response to Hurricane Sandy, please click here.
Direct Relief USA is ready to support nonprofit clinics and health centers with donations of medications and supplies. If you are in need of assistance, please call 1-877-303-7201 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be prepared to provide the following information, if possible:
The first step to receiving disaster-related needs and housing assistance is registering with FEMA. Individuals and business owners who sustain losses in Federally declared disasters can apply for assistance by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).
Disaster assistance applicants, who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.
Those in affected areas with access to the internet may register by web enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov or online here
. FEMA is asks that those with ability to register online do so to keep phone lines open for those without connectivity and to share this information with friends and neighbors.
- Click here to access a regularly updated list of FEMA Disaster Assistance Center locations. You may also check by mobile phone by texting SHELTER and a zip code to 43362.
- Update on FEMA Resources for Funding for Temporary Relocation, Repair and Replacement of Damaged or Destroyed Facilities
- HRSA community-based service delivery grantees located in presidentially-declared disaster areas may be eligible for federal financial assistance. To access the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) guidance regarding federal disaster assistance, including available aid programs, please click here.
HRSA recommends that grantees apply to Federal disaster assistance programs in addition to taking advantage of local and state disaster assistance programs and assistance available through nongovernmental organizations. While HRSA may have flexibility with regard to certain policies, its ability to provide financial assistance to grantees during disasters varies by program and may be limited. Grantees are advised to check with their project officer to determine any availability or flexibility in funding during emergencies.
- FAQ for undocumented immigrants regarding FEMA assistance.