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Kansas City Tornado Response

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A massive rain-wrapped tornado touched down to the west of Kansas City, Kansas, on the evening of May 28, hitting just outside of Lawrence and tearing through Pleasant Grove, Bonner Springs and Linwood. The storm downed power lines, uprooted trees, and destroyed homes and other buildings. Heart to Heart International sent an initial disaster assessment team to the areas affected that night. We then deployed our disaster response team early on Wednesday morning and positioned the Mobile Medical Unit at Linwood Elementary School.

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HHI in Jefferson City after tornado

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An advance assessment disaster response team left for Jefferson City early on Thursday, May 23, after a large tornado tore through the town late Wednesday night. The team brought hygiene kits to distribute to people affected by this destructive storm. They also met with local officials and partners to determine the most effective ways to... 

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Double your donation with our first annual Big Give!

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It started with the simple idea of bringing help to people in Russia. That idea transformed into a project using the U.S. State Department’s largest cargo plane to deliver 75 tons of aid to Russia. On May 22, 1992, the plane touched down in Moscow with enough medicine and supplies to stock the shelves of 32 hospitals... 

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HHI Responds to Indonesian Earthquake & Tsunami

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October 9th, 2018 – After the earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, a HHI assessment team traveled to Indonesia, evaluated the situation on the ground and met with our partner, HOPE worldwide Indonesia (HOPE worldwide). As a result of face-to-face meetings with our partner, information gathered from other organizations and the... 

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