Nov 24, 2013 10:40 PM by Olivia DeGennaro, KSBY News

Direct Relief sends 50-ton emergency airlift to Philippines

The Santa Barbara-based organization, Direct Relief is sending supplies to the Philippines to help people affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The organization held its largest emergency airlift in its 65-year history on Saturday. Direct Relief is sending 50 tons of medical supplies to people in the Philippines. The shipment has enough medicine to treat 250,000 people. They have already sent 10 tons of materials overseas since the typhoon hit two weeks ago. The nonprofit also gave Filipino organizations $150,000 in cash grants to support relief operations. For more information about how you can help, click here.



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