HHI Responding to Louisiana Floods


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.

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100% of your donation supports this response. 

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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.


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


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.


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



Thank You to these Valued Partners


Thank You PowrServ Hygiene Kit Groups

The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection

College Church of the Nazarene – Olathe, KS


A.L. Huber General Contractor

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Media & News

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


Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years Later


There was before Katrina. And there was after Katrina.

The hurricane that roared ashore on August 29, 2005 – wiping coastlines clean and flooding an American city – changed countless lives.  Katrina changed Heart to Heart International too.

A PJ's night in New Orleans

Heart to Heart International’s response to Katrina became our largest and longest humanitarian effort to that point.
Before the storm had even subsided, HHI was mounting a relief operation, working with partners like FedEx and gathering supplies – water, medicine, medical supplies, hygiene items and more – preparing to drive and deliver them into the worst of the destruction.  People were desperately in need.  And HHI was going to help.

Read how HHI came to the rescue of Jefferson Parish emergency responders

For 18 months after the storm HHI worked along the Gulf Coast – New Orleans; Jefferson Parish; Slidell, Louisiana; Gulfport, Mississippi; Houston – providing medical care and supplies to so many communities in need.

Beyond delivering truck-loads of relief supplies, HHI mobilized medical professionals who volunteered their time to staff our mobile clinic. And we deployed a then-brand new Mobile Medical Unit which gave our team greater mobility to reach and treat the healthcare needs of people along the Gulf Coast.

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Our work in the early days and in the many months after, launched a decade of disaster and crisis response for HHI across the US and around the world.

See more photos from HHI’s time on the Gulf Coast after Katrina

The names and places are familiar:  the Sichuan Earthquake in China – the Haiti Earthquake – Joplin, Missouri – Moore, Oklahoma – the Alabama tornados – Superstorm Sandy – Hurricane Isaac – Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Philippines – Haitian Refugee Crisis – Ebola in Liberia – the Nepal Earthquake… and in so many more places big and small.

We rely on the support of donors and partners to make what we do happen and we can never have enough of that support.  It allows our medical teams to deploy into remote regions, it helps deliver hygiene items to shelters in the US, it helps keep our Operations Hub filled with emergency aid, and it even helps with disease prevention and training in places like Haiti.  Donations let us expand access to healthcare, help people in crisis and help heal communities.

We don’t want another Katrina to ever happen. But if it does – when the next disaster strikes – we will, we must, be ready to respond.

Katrina refugees in Houston