Direct Relief is based in Goleta near Santa Barbara and has the mission of improving the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergency situations such an an unexpected natural disaster. It serves the U.S. and countries around the world.
Zachary Quinto, aka Spock in the new “Star Trek” movies, is the celebrity spokesman for Direct Relief and has praised it for its transparency in how the funds are used. The group works in partnership with local organizations.
Direct Relief is made possible by contributions from individuals, health care companies and medical manufacturers.