Tag Archives: Direct Relief

Global Aid in Time of Global Crisis Direct Relief

In 1945, William Zimdin, an Estonian immigrant who had fled fascism to California, dedicated his fortune to sending relief parcels […more…]

Confronting Crises When They Hit Home Direct Relief

Hurricane Katrina was a major turning point in the history of Direct Relief. Until then, the Santa Barbara-based nonprofit that […more…]

Santa Barbara: The Epicenter of (Direct) Relief Direct Relief

Direct Relief has been so efficient at serving as one of the country’s most effective humanitarian assistance organizations that it’s […more…]

Finding a Community of Giving Santa Barbara Foundation

As philanthropists, it is our view that wealth is both a blessing and a responsibility. We have been most fortunate […more…]

An Expression of Santa Barbara’s Global Philanthropic Reach Direct Relief

In 1948, an Estonian immigrant named William Zimdin – who had experienced the ravages of World War II – founded […more…]