Volunteers

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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2019 St. Patrick Parade

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Heart to Heart International (HHI) was well represented in the 2019 Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon. Joining 90 other parade entries, volunteer Phil Meier drove the HHI Mobile Medical Unit from Lenexa to participate in the 2.5 mile parade through downtown Lawrence. Joining Phil were regular volunteers Donna Lamano , Michael Van Horn, and Ben Gleeson. Also joining the team were volunteers-for-a-day Kate Gleeson, Louise Gleeson (5 months old and her first parade), Max Shipley (age 5), Zach Shipley (age 3), and special guest, Glenn “Woody” Woodmancy – also his first parade. Woody is a 96-year-old WWII veteran living in Olathe, Kansas, who served in the Army Air Corps as a B-24 pilot in the South Pacific conducting photo reconnaissance missions.

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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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Volunteer Spotlight: Faye Celestino

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IMPACT. Heart to Heart International’s medical teams are filled with volunteers who strive to positively impact other people’s lives. Faye Celestino is one of those people. She traveled coast to coast, trading Southern California for North Carolina, and has spent the past week supporting the disaster relief efforts as a registered nurse following Hurricane Florence.... 

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