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Welcome Back Paddy!

This was posted on 04/24/14 1 Comment

We are pleased to announce that Patrick “Paddy” Durrant has joined All Hands Volunteers as our new Director of International Assessments and Disaster Response. Paddy returns as a long-term friend and seasoned All Hands Alum having worked on Project Gonavies, Project Sungai Geringing and, most recently, on Project Leogane where he led the Bio-Sand Filter […]

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Project Leyte: 150 Days of Typhoon Haiyan Recovery in the Philippines

This was posted on 04/22/14 No Comments

Just over five months ago, in November 2013, the Philippines was rocked by Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda). One of the most dangerous typhoons on record, it collided with the Visayas region of the Philippines, causing at least 5,000 deaths and destroying 500,000 homes, damaging over 1 million more, and displacing 4.4 million people. […]

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Earthquake Recovery in the Philippines

This was posted on 04/11/14 No Comments

It’s been five months since we launched Project Bohol and it’s still going strong! We recently hosted a record 70 volunteers on base and our worksites are moving farther away, which means two things: recovery is progressing and more families are on their way to long-term recovery – but there is still plenty of work […]

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Our First All Hands Proposal – Congrats Hayley and Lily!

This was posted on 04/08/14 No Comments

We can’t say for certain – after all, in the last eight years we’ve welcomed over 17,000 volunteers to 36 projects around the world – but we think this is our very first All Hands proposal! Hayley and Lily joined us recently on Project Bohol, but they met as university students (albeit while attending different […]

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Project Long Island: The Recap

This was posted on 03/31/14 1 Comment

It’s been almost a year and a half since All Hands Volunteers opened Project Long Island in response to the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy. Initially, we started with a core group of volunteers and with the help of the community we began mucking and gutting homes, helping 163 families get back into their homes […]

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Going Home: Staten Island’s Ken Ebel

This was posted on 03/28/14 No Comments

Ken Ebel, a New Jersey native, has lived in his Midland Beach bungalow on Staten Island since 2004. The bungalow originally belonged to his grandparents, and Ken and his brother have fond memories of summers spent in this small, friendly neighborhood, just blocks from the beach. Ken was out of town when Superstorm Sandy crashed […]

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Project Bohol: Partnering with IOM for Shelter Repair Kit Distribution

This was posted on 03/26/14 1 Comment

It’s been almost six months since the 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the island of Bohol, causing massive destruction and damaging 79,217 homes, but there is much work yet to be done and it will be years before the area fully recovers. Many homes have been left partially destroyed and are uninhabitable; many children are attending […]

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Jenny’s Story: Bohol, Philippines

This was posted on 03/19/14 No Comments

By Jenny Beverage My team’s work site was a wooden house hanging over the edge of a hill that we were working to collapse safely. The first hours of the day, beginning around 7:30am, were spent moving wood piles, avoiding stepping on nails, and carefully moving through the gutted-out house to saw just enough of […]

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Who’s Who of Project Staten Island

This was posted on 03/13/14 1 Comment

Meet the staff of PROJECT STATEN ISLAND! Get to know the Recovery & Rebuild team that is helping to get the people of Staten Island back on their feet (and back into their homes) after Superstorm Sandy ravaged the island in late October 2012. VOLUNTEER on Project Staten Island!. Paul Raddant – Project Director Paul’s leadership […]

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Keeping the Philippines Recovery Moving Forward

This was posted on 03/11/14 No Comments

Millions of families were impacted by two major natural disasters that struck the Philippines late last fall: the Bohol Earthquake and Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). Whether you are a volunteer, donor or other supporter, here’s what you’ve made possible thus far. On Project Bohol, we have assisted 163 families in the deconstruction of homes that […]

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