February 2023 Newsletter


February 2023 

LATEST NEWS: Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

As soon as the news of the devastating earthquake hit, Heart to Heart International immediately began coordinating with partners and mobilizing a response to the catastrophic disaster.

We’ve already sent a shipment of hygiene kits with more to come containing as many as 100,000 hygiene kits dedicated to earthquake survivors. We are also sending emergency trauma surgery supplies and preparing shipments of hygiene kits and critical medicines and supplies, including pain relief medicine, wheelchairs and crutches.  

The death toll for the 7.8 magnitude earthquake has reached more than 19,000, and freezing weather conditions are further endangering survivors and complicating rescue efforts.

Your support will deliver life-saving medicines and supplies to survivors. Read more and donate to help.
Check out this news report about our relief efforts for the survivors of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria.

Ukraine: One-year Mark

On February 24, 2022, Russian troops invaded Ukraine, forcing millions of Ukrainians to flee their homes and tearing apart families and communities across the country. HHI stepped in immediately by sending medicines, medical supplies, hygiene products and stand-alone portable medical clinics.

In the year since the invasion, we have worked with partners throughout Ukraine, including the Ministry of Health, to get critical medicines and supplies to people who need it most.

Check out a timeline of our response to the crisis in Ukraine.

“Since our old medical clinic was burned, we were sent this mobile medical unit. We are very grateful for it. Now we have somewhere to go to for help.”

Aid Distribution Locations in Ukraine

In the past year, HHI has distributed critical medicines, medical supplies, portable medical clinics and hygiene kits to partners working throughout Ukraine, including areas that were destroyed by Russian attacks and in communities recently recaptured by Ukrainian forces.

Q&A with Wendy Blackburn, HHI Board Chairperson

Heart to Heart International (HHI) is pleased to announce Wendy Blackburn as HHI 2023-2024 Board Chairperson. Wendy has been an active member of the HHI board for several years and has demonstrated a passion for the cause of improving health access for people in need around the world. We know Wendy will be an enormous asset to HHI as she serves as a leader for the board and for HHI in the community. Check out a Q&A with Wendy here!

Share Your Heart This Valentine’s Day

Share your heart this Valentine’s Day by donating to Heart to Heart International in the name of someone you love.


You will receive a digital card to send to your loved one, letting them know they are helping people in need around the world. 

Share Your Heart this Valentine’s Day

Project Connect: A Community Health Event

Heart to Heart International’s Community Health Program traveled to rural Wellington, Missouri, for a one-day public health service event called Project Connect. This event connected under-resourced and uninsured adults to various services in their community. HHI administered COVID-19 and flu vaccines, distributed hygiene kits, and performed A1c tests to measure a person’s average blood sugar levels. Read more about the important services offered and how they helped people in the community.

 Did you know Heart to Heart International is a 4-star Charity Navigator charity, a BBB Accredited charity and has earned GuideStar’s Gold Seal of Transparency? 

Our supporters help improve healthcare across the U.S. and around the world. 

We are tremendously grateful for your support. Your donation today will help continue providing critical medicines and medical supplies for the people who need it most.
Donate to make a difference today!