HHI Responding to Louisiana Floods

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Heart to Heart International has been busy shipping essential product and supplies to Louisiana, including our Hygiene Kits, thanks to your support.

Following reports from our Disaster Response Team, volunteer groups have been building Hygiene Kits at The Hub to help ease the stress & strain on residents. Torrential downpours across the state displaced 12,000 men, woman and children.  This is the largest disaster in 100 years for the state of Louisiana.

Under gift options designate Louisiana flood to support this crisis.

100% of your donation supports this response. 

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Testimonials

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In the 25 years Laura and Dale have lived in their Central, Louisiana home, they had never experienced flooding like this. During Hurricane Katrina, they lost their roof and had flood waters up to their front stoop, but, otherwise, their house remained intact and their possessions undamaged. This year, Laura and Dale were not spared. The massive rainfall and flooding of the past few weeks showed them no mercy. Water flowed into their one­-story home, devastating everything in its path, and forcing the couple out. Staying in a shelter at night, Laura and Dale have begun the long cleanup process. While sorting through and emptying their home of the 25 years of accumulated possessions and memories, the couple is also battling the characteristic late summer heat and humidity of Louisiana.

Heart to Heart volunteers met Laura and Dale while delivering cleaning supplies, water and HHI­ provided care kits to them and other countless families like them throughout Louisiana. The Hygiene Kits provide much­ needed hygiene items, including toothbrushes, washcloths and soap to those affected by the floods. With bathtubs, sinks, and the entirety of people’s daily essentials ruined by the flood waters, the care kits are much needed and much appreciated. Having the ability to clean themselves allows people a sense of normalcy and optimism in the midst of cleaning up the devastation of their homes.

Laura and Dale are planning to repair and return to their home. They are attempting to salvage anything they possibly can, but the damage from more than 4 feet of water inside their house is staggering. However, for Laura and Dale, like many others, walking away from their home is not an option. They will continue sorting, working, and cleaning. Heart to Heart will continue providing help, supplies, and care kits to them and others like them. You see, walking away is simply not an option for us, either.

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Settled dirt on many cars showing the stark reality of how high the water was just a week ago.

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This is Alice, a strong willed women who made it out of the LA floods, but her home did not.  Below is a look into her neighborhood and what they have lost as a community in central Louisiana.

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 Sadly, this is just one of the towns out of many that were affected by flood waters and horrible damage.

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Convoy of Hope hands out Hygiene Kits in Baton Rouge, LA.

 


 

Thank You to these Valued Partners

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Thank You PowrServ Hygiene Kit Groups

The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection

College Church of the Nazarene – Olathe, KS

DEMDACO

A.L. Huber General Contractor

Learn More about our PowrServ events!


Media & News

KMBC came out to The Hub yesterday to document DEMDACO’s Hygiene Kit build!

http://www.kmbc.com/9-can-help/heart-to-heart-international-helps-louisiana-flood-victims/41331426

J&J Employees Pitch In, Assemble Hygiene Kits

The Johnson and Johnson Hygiene Kit is one of the key items we deploy for relief efforts and shelter support.  Usually, thousands of these kits are assembled each year by volunteers at Heart to Heart International’s Operations Hub.  This time, Johnson & Johnson employees pitched in to assemble some at their headquarters.

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By ‘some’, we mean 1,000.  Members of the Enterprise Regulatory Outreach team at Johnson & Johnson’s headquarters in New Brunswick, New Jersey wanted to contribute more to J&J’s efforts by assembling the kits.  For some time, J&J has funded these kits and provided all of the materials, for HHI to assemble and distribute wherever they are needed.

See more photos from the J&J Hygiene Kit Assembly

After assembly, the 100 Hygiene Kits were shipped to HHI’s Operations Hub.  From here, they’ll be shipped and delivered to people in need across the US and around the world.

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