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Relief for Texas

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Last week, the southeast region of the United States was impacted by severe cold weather which significantly impacted Texas’s power grid and water supply. Nation-wide, 58 deaths have been linked to the cold weather. Heart to Heart International has been reaching out to partners and organizations across the state of Texas to determine how we... 

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Partner Spotlight: Johnson & Johnson

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Since 1999, the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies and the Johnson & Johnson Foundation have donated over $60 million in cash and product to Heart to Heart International to help HHI achieve its mission to improve access to quality healthcare to people in need around the globe. During the past 10 years, Johnson & Johnson... 

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Meet our new Chief Medical Officer

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Agustina Boehringer (DMSc, PA-C) has been named Chief Medical Officer and will oversee the day-to-day effective management of Heart to Heart International’s clinical operations, ensuring patients receive the highest standard of medical care. Agustina is well known for her frequent HHI disaster deployments (both as a volunteer and a staff member), her participation in our... 

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Aid to Beirut

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On August 4, 2020, at the port of the city of Beirut, Lebanon, a large amount of ammonium nitrate exploded and caused at least 204 deaths and 7,500 injuries and left 300,000 people homeless. Heart to Heart International had already been working with our partner Anera to deliver hygiene kits to people struggling under the... 

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Volunteer Spotlight: Patty Brehm

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As one of the volunteers at the front desk of HHI headquarters, Patty Brehm is always busy – answering phones, writing letters, helping visitors – you name it. But, who is the person behind all that? Patty graciously agreed to answer some questions so we could get to know her better. Thank you for everything you... 

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Responding to earthquake in Indonesia

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A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi island early Friday, January 15, 2021. At least 42 people were killed and hundreds more injured according to the country’s disaster mitigation agency. The epicenter of the quake was 3.7 miles northeast of the city of Majene on the island of Salewesi. Thirty-four people died in the city... 

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HHI providing medical care at Cold Weather Center

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Over New Year’s weekend, two individuals experiencing homelessness passed away due to the cold temperatures. These deaths shed light on housing shortages due to limited capacity caused by COVID-19. In response to the housing shortages due to limited capacity caused by COVID-19, the city and the Hope Faith Assistance Campus have opened an Emergency Cold... 

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MLK Day of Service

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In 1983, legislation was signed to create a federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This federal holiday was first observed in 1986, and, in 1995, it was designated as a day of service. The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 18, 2021, is the 26th anniversary of the... 

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Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Kathleen Stone

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“I have been a volunteer physician for Heart to Heart International since March 2019 when I retired from private practice in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Never one to be a stay-at-home doctor, I launched a second chapter learning my way to Disaster Medicine surrounded by like-minded medical professionals who care for patients in challenging circumstances. I... 

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Beyond The Virus: COVID-19 relief album

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A new album featuring international musical collaborators has been released by Susan B.B. Schabacker with a goal to help in the fight against COVID-19. The humanitarian outreach project “BTV: Beyond the Virus” is Schabacker’s collaboration with 54 other musicians from 24 countries. The majority of the proceeds will be donated to Heart to Heart International and... 

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