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Relief sent to Oregon Wildfires

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September 16, 2020 – At least 36 people have died in wildfires occurring in 11 states. More than four million acres have burned with most of the activity taking place in California, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. There are currently 87 active wildfires. Intense smoke from the fires is forcing many to remain indoors and parts... 

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Relief sent for Hurricane Sally

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September 17, 2020 – Hurricane Sally made landfall near Gulf Shores as a Category 2 hurricane on Wednesday, September 16. Two people have been reported dead. Rivers in the Florida Panhandle and Alabama are rising as Hurricane Sally dumped 20-30 inches of rain in some areas. Nearly 600 search and rescue missions have been conducted... 

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Sally heads toward land

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September 14, 2020 – The National Hurricane Center warns that Tropical Storm Sally will strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane and is expected to be a dangerous slow-moving hurricane near the coast of southeastern Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama during the next 2-3 days. The storm is predicted to make landfall Tuesday morning in Louisiana, less... 

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Medical supplies and PPE headed to Lebanon

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On August 4, 2020, a warehouse containing large quantities of ammonium nitrate exploded at the Port of Beirut in Lebanon. After an initial explosion, a subsequent blast leveled buildings near the port and caused extensive damage over much of the rest of the capital, which is home to two million people. The explosions and ensuing... 

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New Cold Chain storage in warehouse

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In August 2020, Heart to Heart International installed a cold chain cooler in its 150,000-foot-warehouse. This 1,200-square-foot cooler is large enough to store 1 million doses of flu vaccines and is the first of several cold and ultra-cold storage units HHI expects to install to continue to be an important partner in the storage, transportation... 

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Birdies for relief with FedEx

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The relationship between FedEx and Heart to Heart International (HHI) has been instrumental throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, the partners have helped to deliver a vast amount of PPE (personal protection equipment) to communities in need. At the beginning of the pandemic, FedEx shipped masks from China to HHI’s distribution center in Kansas. Throughout the... 

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Responding to 2020 California Wildfires

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California has had 7,175 wildfires since the beginning of 2020, burning a total of 1,660,332 acres and destroying 3,180 structures, thus far. On August 15, a lightning siege began and officials have now recorded nearly 14,000 lightning strikes. These lightning strikes have contributed to more than 875 new wildfires – burning 1.4 million acres and... 

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