Heart to Heart International’s Fall 2013 Newsletter is
now available for download as a PDF.
To access the 2013 Fall Newsletter, simply click one of the images in this email to download a PDF of the newsletter, or click here.
This version is designed to be easily read and viewed on your computer or mobile device. (mobile users: this is best viewed using a PDF viewer like the free Adobe Reader app). This format is also perfect for sharing with others!
The content of this online version is the same as our printed version… But there’s more! Look for ‘clickable’ links and images throughout to learn and see more of what HHI is doing. In this edition you’ll learn:
Why Sustainability is so important to us and the people we serve
How HHI is addressing water and sanitation issues in the fight against cholera in Haiti
The amount of aid delivered around the USA & the World in the first half of 2013
How corporate donors help us create a Ripple Effect in safety-net clinics
How You Can Help in 4 Easy Ways!
Thank you for taking the time to read about the latest with Heart to Heart International… …and Thank You for your continued support!
So many people stepped up to help Heart to Heart International bring direct medical aid to the people of Moore, Oklahoma following the devastating EF-5 tornado. From individuals; to small businesses & corporations; to groups like TeachersNotebook.com that donated $30,000 to Heart to Heart International.
First, a little background: TeachersNotebook.com is a website for teachers to earn income by selling their original teaching resources such as lesson plans, worksheets, teaching guides and new & used materials.
When the folks at Teachers Notebook heard about what the tornado did in Moore, their first reaction was to figure out what to do to help. They contacted their family of teacher shops to have them contribute products that would be sold on TeachersNotebook.com and money raised would be donated to Moore relief efforts.
“We had expected 20 – 30 teachers to contribute, but were overwhelmed by their response,” said Debbie Esemplare, Co-Founder, Teachers Notebook.
The response: 392 teachers donated 579 products worth $2,393 to the cause. That bundle was then in turn sold online and raised more than $91,000 for a handful of relief organizations. One third of that has already been donated to Heart to Heart International. “Through various connections, we were told about your organization,” said Steve Esemplare, Co-Founder, Teachers Notebook, “and were impressed with your quick response and the fantastic work that you are doing in Moore.”
Absolutely wonderful. Thank you, teachers. And thank you, Teachers Notebook. You all made a big difference for the people of Moore, Oklahoma.
Come Monday, June 3rd, the Power & Light District in downtown Kansas City, Missouri is going to Rock for Relief!
Seven bands are coming together to put on a benefit concert to raise money for Heart to Heart International’s Disaster Relief Fund, in order to fund our on-going relief efforts in Moore, Oklahoma and to prepare to respond to future disasters.
The benefit is the brainchild of a group called MidCoast Cares. “MidCoast Cares was created by an army of do-gooders to help with relief for Joplin tornado victims in 2011,” said Sondra Freeman, director of promotions for Midwest Music Foundation and owner at Sistrum Enterprises. “The benefit for Moore happens exactly two years and two days after the Joplin benefit took place at Crosstown Station, at which we raised more than $10,000 for Heart to Heart International. We hope to raise that, and much more, at this year’s event.”
We’re very excited about this concert! Here’s more info, and the bands that will play Monday night…
The Beautiful Bodies
Not a Planet
She’s a Keeper
Cover Me Badd
Doors open at 6pm
Tickets are available at the door for a $10 donation.
A $20 donation at the door gets attendees a VIP pass that includes two drink tickets and access to a VIP lounge area. The first 75 VIP entrants receive a limited edition commemorative t-shirt.
Silent auction and raffles items include season passes to Cricket Wireless Amphitheater, tickets to upcoming concerts such as The Postal Service and Kenny Chesney, passes to the Kansas City Zoo, T-Bones tickets, local gifts cards and much more.
For more details on the concert, silent auction and raffle items, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/209160945899771/?notif_t=plan_user_invited
The ABC affiliate from Kansas City, KMBC-TV, is in Moore, Oklahoma, just one of the many news operations in the city covering the tornado disaster, the aftermath and the clean-up. One of their news crews captured a wonderful story of survival, about a boy who was trapped in his school by the EF-5 tornado.
His father brought him to get medical treatment on the Heart to Heart Mobile Medical Unit, which is set up in middle of the relief operations. As Heart to Heart volunteers treated the boy, KMBC documented his story onboard the MMU. Here’s the video, the story starts about 1:00 in:
As of this writing, Heart to Heart International is on the ground in Moore, Oklahoma, the scene of a devastating EF-4 tornado that has left a path of destruction, death and has torn apart many lives.
Our Response Team is currently working out of our Mobile Medical Unit at a shelter in Moore, plugged into the overall response network, ready to serve the needs of those hurt by this storm. Both HHI staff and volunteers are there making this happen for the people of Moore.
Heart to Heart will also very soon be deploying aid in the form of Care Kits and other supplies to those displaced by the twister. We will need more Care Kits in our relief pipeline, please help by following the assembly instructions here.
Please DONATE NOW in the ways below, to help relief efforts like the one in Moore.
With your help, we can help the people of Moore, Oklahoma and others who are in need.