About DirectConnect Humanitarian Aid

No bureaucracy. No red tape.
No long delays or complex strategies.


DirectConnect Humanitarian Aid is a unique non-profit organization that provides direct financial and material assistance to real people in need. We purposely avoid the stifling bureaucracy, overhead and red tape that hinder so many other aid organizations today. It’s a simple approach that helps us use our time and energy for what’s truly important.

We focus on the following areas today:

  • Orphanages
  • Special institutions for disabled children
  • Health care services at the village level
  • Cross-training health care professionals
  • Education for children ages 6-12
  • Safe drinking water and sanitation
  • Basic needs for the elderly
To further leverage local resources on the ground, DirectConnect brings health-care professionals to the United States for short-term training and exposure to modern medical techniques.

Visiting doctors and nurses then take these lessons back to their home countries where they teach others.

DirectConnect treats all people with compassion and care, regardless of race, faith or personal background.

We connect directly with real people we know in distressed areas to solve real problems as quickly and inexpensively as possible.

Our donors know exactly how their money is being invested, including when, where and how.

Launched in 1998, DirectConnect was founded by Steve Doty, a pastor and retired logistics professional.

Today Steve is devoting his life to helping those in need in the most efficient and direct way possible – on the ground.

He works with volunteers from both the United States and other countries to deliver help where it’s needed most.

Steve DotyAs Steve Doty explains: “We build strong personal relationships in each local area we serve, Then we meet with them individually to identify urgent needs that aren’t being met. We don’t tell people what they need – they tell us.

“Working with volunteer labor and local resources, we provide the funds and coordination needed to get things done,” he continued. “It may be as simple as buying a small refrigerator to keep medicine from spoiling.

“It could mean repairing the bathroom fixtures in an orphanage or providing bedding for desperately poor elderly women. In every case, we try to be fast, flexible and frugal so that donor funds are put to the best possible use.”

“President’s Letter” by Steve Doty

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Humanitarian Aid
P.O. Box 37
MI 49021

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