Amy Lafferty

Remembering the Haiti Earthquake: 10 years ago

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When a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti on January 12, 2010, more than 230,000 people were killed and millions were left homeless. Heart to Heart International sent down hundreds of volunteers in 2010 alone, and in February 2010, those HHI medical volunteers delivered care to 10,434 patients. Here are just a few memories from some... 

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Celebrating mothers as community outreach in Puerto Rico

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Following Heart to Heart International’s response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, we began working with community organizations in developing sustainable programs to rebuild communities and improve health. Cossao is one of the community organizations we support in Utuado. They recently held a “Belleza con Proposito” (Beauty with Purpose) activity designed for local mothers in... 

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#GivingTuesday 2019 is here!

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Kick off the holiday giving season with #GivingTuesday! “#GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019 and every day. It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years,... 

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Salute to our veterans

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Veterans have played important roles in Heart to Heart International since the very beginning, and you can find veterans in every aspect of our organization. We wanted to take the time on Veterans Day to highlight just a few of the amazing veterans we call our own. Read on to learn a little bit about... 

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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.

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