Amy Lafferty

#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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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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