Disaster Response

Preparing for disasters in the Caribbean

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The month of August is the start of the height of hurricane season, and the Caribbean has a history of being hit hard with powerful storms. Through planning and partnerships, Heart to Heart International has been bracing and preparing for the likelihood of hurricanes hitting islands in the Caribbean. After its disaster response to Hurricane... 

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Monitoring: Tropical Storm Elsa

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We are currently monitoring Tropical Storm Elsa and prepared to respond as needed. Elsa is bringing heavy rain, strong winds gusts, storm surge and isolated tornadoes to Florida through Wednesday. Elsa will then spread some of its impacts up the Southeast and mid-Atlantic coasts into late week. Bands of heavy rain and gusty winds continue... 

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Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Andre Gvozden

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Dr. Andre Gvozden is a pediatrician in Maryland and a valuable Heart to Heart International volunteer. He most recently returned from a deployment to Papua New Guinea where he helped train local healthcare workers on COVID-19 health issues as well as basic life support and care. How long have you been volunteering with HHI?  Actually, my... 

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Sending relief to Surfside, Florida

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At 1:15 a.m. EST, on Thursday, June 24, 2021, the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida, a 12-story residential building, partially collapsed, destroying approximately 55 of the oceanfront complex’s 136 units. As of July 6, 2021, a total of 36 people are confirmed to have died, 11 were injured and at least 109 remain unaccounted for... 

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