October 2022 Newsletter



October 2022 

When Hurricane Ian crashed into the west coast of Florida last week, we were able to respond thanks to the incredible support of our donors. Your generosity and compassion means we can provide healthcare services, medicines and supplies to people in the aftermath of disasters.

Thank you for your commitment to improving health access for people after disasters and all year long.
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Responding to Hurricane Ian

“It’s been very humbling to be here and see the impact that Ian left behind. It’s also been very encouraging and promising to see the resolve and the fight in the community as they’re rebuilding and picking up the pieces that Ian left.” – Wes Comfort, HHI Disaster Response Manager

The HHI medical team is in Arcadia, Florida, to provide healthcare to a community that was already under-resourced and was then hit hard by Hurricane Ian. Working in coordination with the DeSoto County Emergency Operations Center, the team is set up to provide medical services alongside a distribution center offering food, water and supplies.

Stay updated on the response: https://www.hearttoheart.org/responding-to-hurricane-ian/

Donate to help those affected by Hurricane Ian!
(Above) Carolyn Martin said it was great to have the chance to get a checkup and tetanus shot from Heart to Heart International’s medical team in Arcadia, Florida, after Hurricane Ian.

Help us with a survey!

At Heart to Heart International, we are committed to our mission of improving healthcare access. We also are committed to providing a positive donor experience and to accomplish this, we need your help.
We have partnered with the University of Kansas Integrated Marketing Communications research class to analyze what can make nonprofit organizations like ours successful. We are asking for people to complete this 5-10-minute survey about charitable giving. No participant information has been or will be sold or disclosed to third parties.
Data will be used strictly for research purposes.
Thank you for helping us accomplish our mission. We rely on supporters like you for feedback as we continue to improve our donor experience.

Hurriance Fiona in Puerto Rico

Sustainability is one of our core values. When HHI was in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona last month, team members checked on one of our post-Hurricane Maria projects. In a collaboration with Water Mission, we had installed solar-powered wells that are still delivering clean and safe drinking water to rural communities today, even after an earthquake and hurricane.

Watch the video below to see more about how this project is an example of partnerships creating sustainable solutions for communities long after an initial disaster response.
Join us to help deliver medical aid in the U.S. and the world!

Medicines and supplies to Sri Lanka

Working in coordination with the Sri Lankan Embassy, Heart to Heart International has sent more than $9 million in medicines and medical supply to help the people of Sri Lanka.

HHI Board Member Carla Duryee met with Sri Lanka Ambassador to the US Mahinda Samarasingheh at the embassy in Washington, DC, to commemorate the donations of aid. Read more!

Supporting health clinics with laboratory services

Six U.S. free and charitable clinics have been awarded grants to support point-of-care diagnostic laboratory testing in communities with underserved and at-risk patient populations.

This initiative provides the clinics with laboratory equipment to evaluate patients and receive diagnostic test results while still onsite, reducing some of the barriers to healthcare access faced by the community. Read more about this important program.

The program is a partnership between HHI, BD, Henry Schein Cares, and the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics.

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We are so grateful to all of our sponsors for Applause – a Heart to Heart International Fundraiser event.

A huge thank you goes out to our Relief, Humanitarian and Presenting Sponsors shown below. Your sponsorship of this event helps support our mission and the work of improving health access for communities in need in the U.S. and around the world.
 New to Applause this year, everyone is invited to participate in our Golden Ticket Raffle, whether you’re attending the event or not. 
Purchase a Golden Ticket for $100 to enter a chance to win your choice of one of our two trip giveaways – A Napa Valley Wine Tour Package or New Orleans Home of Jazz Culinary Vacation Tour!

Only 150 of these special raffle tickets will be sold, so you do NOT want to miss this exciting opportunity.
Get your Golden Ticket Today!

 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? 

The generosity of our supporters improves access to healthcare for people throughout the U.S. and the world. We need your help to continue providing critical aid.
Donate to make a difference today!