Amy Lafferty

Day of volunteering with BD – Yabucoa, Puerto Rico

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October 16, 2019 – Our work in Puerto Rico continues, even two years after Hurricane Maria caused so much devastation. Last week, HHI met with partners across the island to discuss ongoing projects and possible future programs. In Utuado, we currently support community health workers and an administrator for COSSAO – a community organization dedicated... 

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Thank you to Eddie and Carolee!

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The idea of retirement brings a lot of things to mind – travel, relaxed schedules, time for hobbies. But, for Eddie Meyer and Carolee Yancey, retirement actually means working full time … as volunteers. Eddie, a military veteran, and Carolee, a former school secretary, now spend their days at the Heart to Heart International warehouse,... 

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KC Games for Good

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Heart to Heart International’s fearless team faced down competitors on October 5, 2019, in KC Games for Good, a city-wide event intended to “showcase and celebrate service to our community… and organizations that deliver it.” This family-friendly event is organized by the Kansas City Plaza Rotary Club and includes exhibit areas, team competitions and other... 

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Responding to Hurricane Dorian

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Heart to Heart International arrived in the Bahamas one day after Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas. As the full extent of the damage continues to come to light more than a month later, the Bahamian Ministry of Health asked us to stay on Abaco island to provide care to those affected by the storm. We... 

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World Humanitarian Day

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Meet the Women of HHI World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is held every year on 19 August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world. World Humanitarian Day 2019 is set to celebrate Women Humanitarians and their undying contribution... 

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Crisis at the Border

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HHI began working on the border crisis in 2014 with the onset of the unaccompanied minor crisis. We initially worked with the National Latino Evangelical Coalition as they were setting up housing facilities for unaccompanied minors in California, Florida, Illinois, New York, Arizona and Texas. We have continued our efforts by providing both Save the Children and Catholic Charities with hygiene kits. These kits have been given to the people who are released from the border facilities, often with nothing at all.

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Health Care in the Bootheel

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Rural Americans face significant obstacles in health care access, including geographic isolation, limited job opportunities, and lack of health care providers. In fact, many rural communities are deemed Health Professional Shortage Areas. To help combat these challenges in the Bootheel of Missouri, HHI has partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense and Delta Area Economic... 

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Kansas City Tornado Response

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A massive rain-wrapped tornado touched down to the west of Kansas City, Kansas, on the evening of May 28, hitting just outside of Lawrence and tearing through Pleasant Grove, Bonner Springs and Linwood. The storm downed power lines, uprooted trees, and destroyed homes and other buildings. Heart to Heart International sent an initial disaster assessment team to the areas affected that night. We then deployed our disaster response team early on Wednesday morning and positioned the Mobile Medical Unit at Linwood Elementary School.

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HHI in Jefferson City After Tornado

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An advance assessment disaster response team left for Jefferson City early on Thursday, May 23, after a large tornado tore through the town late Wednesday night. The team brought hygiene kits to distribute to people affected by this destructive storm. They also met with local officials and partners to determine the most effective ways to... 

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Rep. Sharice Davids tours HHI Global Headquarters

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Representative Sharice Davids (KS03) toured the HHI Global Headquarters on Friday, May 3, 2019. HHI staff gave her an organizational history overview, including its beginnings in 1992 as an initial airlift to Moscow to provide medications for the empty shelves of the hospitals and orphanages – through its iteration as a nonprofit primarily focused on... 

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