Disaster Response

2019 Spring DRT Workshop

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Neither pouring rain or snow in late March dampened the enthusiasm of the volunteers who participated in Heart to Heart International’s 2019 Spring Disaster Response Training Workshop. The 38 medical, logistics and communications volunteers attended lectures and participated in hands-on training from March 28 to March 31 at Lake Doniphan Retreat Center in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. As the final step for volunteers to becoming fully vetted members of the Disaster Response Team, the workshop equips attendees with the knowledge necessary for successful disaster response deployments.

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Continuing to Build Back Better in Puerto Rico

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When Hurricane Maria crashed over the island of Puerto Rico in 2017, America’s attention focused on the immediate needs of those whose lives had been turned upside down. Heart to Heart International was there as well. When commercial flights onto the island proved impossible in the aftermath of the storm, our teams took a helicopter... 

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Thank You to Partners for 100,000 Kits

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Hygiene kits are a critical aspect to Heart to Heart International’s disaster responses. The kits provide essential hygiene items to people in the aftermath of a disaster or crisis. These kits are provided to our disaster response teams by the PowrServ program of HHI. Through this program, groups of volunteers are provided the opportunity to... 

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HHI Responds to 2018 California Wildfires

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  November 19, 2018 – California is experiencing what experts are calling some of the worst wildfires in the history of the state. Camp Fire, which erupted November 8 in Butte County, has killed 77 people, destroyed more than 10,500 homes and torched 150,000 acres (roughly the size of Chicago). But, according to Cal Fire,... 

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