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Direct Relief ranks fifth in Forbes top 100 largest U.S. charities, donates millions to Ukraine

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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. – Direct Relief made two large announcements Wednesday: the organization donated $7.9 million to Ukraine in its most recent package, and Forbes ranked Direct Relief number five out of their top 100 largest U.S. charities.

Direct Relief said in a press release that this $7.9 million in financial support will go towards organizations providing critical health and rehabilitation services to Ukrainians and Ukrainian refugees facing debilitating injuries and other severe trauma caused or compounded by the ongoing war.

The organization said this brings Direct Relief's total cash aid for Ukraine and Ukrainians to $29.4 million.

In Forbes Magazine's annual list of the 100 largest US charities, Direct Relief earned the number five spot with $2.21 billion from private donations, 100% fundraising efficiency, and 100% charitable commitment.

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Out of the five California charities included it the ranking, Direct Relief earned the top spot.

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As for Forbes' "International Needs" category, Direct Relief also ranked number one.

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For more information on Direct Relief and how to get involved, click here.

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