Steven Hammerli

25th Anniversary Gala Recap

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Heart to Heart International celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a gala in Overland Park, Kansas, on April 14, 2018. More than 500 guests attended the event, which was presided over by honorary chairs the Honorable Peggy and Terry Dunn. Other area mayors were also in attendance as were representatives of HHI corporate partners and the governor of Kansas, Jeff Colyer.

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Urgent Aid Sent to California Wildfires

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Wednesday, October 11th, Heart to Heart International shipped a pallet of urgently needed Hygiene Kits to the victims of the California Wildfires. Many residents have been displaced after fires have ripped through neighborhoods turning homes into ashes. Convoy of Hope will distribute the kits in California to those in need. HHI is continuing to monitor reports of the destruction from these fires.

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HHI Wins New Forklift

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Rick, HHI’s Operations Hub manager, attended an open house for our forklift supplier Crown Lift Trucks and won the grand prize! A Crown Lift Truck!  We are super excited to have this! It will be put to good use sending humanitarian aid around the world. Thank you Crown!

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Responding to Mexico Earthquake

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Heart to Heart is responding to the Mexico earthquake by sending Ready Relief Boxes to HHI partner Nazarene Compassionate Ministries. NCM already has staff on the ground treating patients and helping with the recovery. Ready Relief Boxes contain medicines and medical supplies to treat thousands of patients. HHI will be sending additional supplies. 100% of... 

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HHI Responds to Hurricane Harvey, Irma & Maria

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HHI has medical teams in Texas and Puerto Rico, responding to victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Maria. Upon arrival in Puerto Rico, the teams immediately traveled into the mountains, to some of the hardest hit and most remote locations. Many towns had not seen any aid workers until Heart to Heart International volunteers arrived. These teams have been providing medical care in hospitals, clinics, shelters and in homes of people unable to leave. The needs of Puerto Ricans in these areas are great, and HHI is responding with medicine, hygiene supplies, and in some cases, delivering food and water from FEMA. Meanwhile, the medical teams in Texas are helping to staff multiple clinics and working with those clinics to create long-term plans for community health care accessibility.

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Urgent Need – Flooding in Nepal

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Floods and mudslides have left millions homeless in Southeast Asia. Overflowing rivers have destroyed villages and crops. Over half the districts in Nepal have been significantly affected. Without intervention, the risk of disease is high, particularly cholera. Heart to Heart International is working with Sundar Dhoka Saathi Sewa (SDSS), a Nepalese NGO that is responding to... 

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Healthcare & History in the Heartland

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Recently, Heart to Heart traveled to the edge of the Great Plains with the University of Kansas Medical Center to operate a health fair during the annual Emancipation Celebration in the historic town of Nicodemus, Kansas. The whole town of Nicodemus is one of those quintessential American tales of hardship and hard work, westward expansion, newly-found freedom and finding a place to call one's own and holding onto it.

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Free Clinic Upgrades with No-Cost Laboratory

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Patient care at the Free Clinic of Franklin County has become even better thanks to the addition of a Point of Care Laboratory courtesy of BD, a global medical technology company. Free Clinic Medical Director Dr. Tiffany Powell said that having an on-site lab will “save a lot of time and improve patient care.” Before the lab's installation last week, very little lab work could be done at the clinic.

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