Being here in the Direct Relief offices experiencing how they react in times of disaster has brought such a renewed sense of purpose to me and a profound level of respect for the work they do. Immediately, the team sprung to work learning who is impacted and what they need and sending it. The team responded in such a quick and efficient manner that it is mind blowing. As I have learned in my few short days here, they are able to respond so quickly during times of disaster because they work with their partner organizations everyday and they know who will get the help to the people who need it most.
In my corporate role at GlaxoSmithKline, it is sometimes hard to see how I actually contribute to our mission of helping people to do more, live longer, and feel better. I don’t discover, make or sell our medicines or vaccines. Today, I got to be hands on and see Direct Relief’s mission in action. And that supports our mission, too.
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