Aid Reaches Those in Need in the Philippines

Ray & Zeus feature size 16:9While many spent the long Thanksgiving weekend in the U.S. with family and friends, and getting into the swing of the holiday season, in the Philippines… HHI staff and volunteers continued to provide medical care and deliver aid to those in need, like Ray and his son Zeus in the photo above.

As of this writing, it’s been nearly a month since Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) struck the central Philippines.  In that time Heart to Heart International’s Advance Team and medical volunteers have held clinics in several locations in the typhoon zone on Leyte Island and Samar Island, seeing hundreds of patients for a variety of ailments.

As we wrote about in a previous post, we’ve also shipped more than 44 tons of aid containing food, shelter supplies, medicine, medical equipment and Heart to Heart Care Kits.  Those Care Kits are now in the hands of the people who need them.  Check out a few photos of what you made happen!

 

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WANTED: Medical Volunteers for the Philippines

Busy Clinic{Ed. NOTE:  As of 11March2014, we are not accepting medical volunteers to go to the Philippines. This story was first published in the height of our Typhoon Relief Operations in November 2013}

As part of a large relief effort Heart to Heart International (HHI) will soon be shipping tons of aid and supplies to the Philippines to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.  The photo above is just one of more than 100 pallets of aid and supplies that will soon ship (look for more on this large relief aid airlift soon).

MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS WANTED

  • We are also deploying medical volunteers to work on the ground in some of the hardest hit areas of the central Philippines.  This is not easy work.  Rough, but rewarding.
  • If you’re interested in volunteering as a medical professional in the Philippines – Read this document FIRST to know more about volunteer opportunities in the Philippines.
  • After reading the document above – please fill out our Medical Volunteer Form.

An HHI Advance Team is in transit and will arrive soon to begin the difficult process of establishing a base of operations and a ‘home’ for medical volunteers to work out of.  Conditions are understandably harsh.  Fortunately we have partner organizations in the Philippines that are assisting us in making this happen.

Time remains of the essence in the Philippines.

Donate Now to our Disaster Readiness & Response Fund
Your donations will help deliver aid and support our
relief efforts in the Philippines,
as well as help keep HHI prepared for disasters like Typhoon Haiyan.