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Iowa: Assessment Update

This was posted on 08/18/10 No Comments

All Hands is heading to Iowa to assess the areas affected by flooding that in many locations has surpassed records set in 1993. An estimated 500 homes in Colfax, IA have been significantly impacted.

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Pakistan: Assessment Update

This was posted on 08/17/10 No Comments

The Pakistan flooding situation is a natural disaster of epic proportions, with an estimated 900,000 homes damaged or destroyed and up to 20 million people affected.

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Haiti: What All Hands is Doing for Education

This was posted on 08/08/10 1 Comment

To rebuild a successful education system is to rebuild a successful Haiti, and All Hands volunteers are chipping away at a seemingly intractable problem, one piece at a time.

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Haiti: Building Transitional Schools in Leogane, Part II

This was posted on 08/05/10 No Comments

What was once a pilot project is now in full swing: Over the next six months, All Hands’ Transitional School Program will construct ten school buildings for the community of Leogane.

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Haiti: Local Volunteer Spotlight: Shooby

This was posted on 08/05/10 No Comments

Shooby Leroy Jean-Pierre is an All Hands local volunteer. As a translator, educator, and general go-to guy, Shooby serves as a crucial liaison between the international volunteer team and the local community. He also represents another bridge between cultures: he lived in Miami for most of his life, returning to Haiti to a few years […]

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Volunteer eBook available from All Hands Alumni

This was posted on 08/05/10 No Comments

Kirsty Henderson, a veteran of four international All Hands projects and other volunteering projects worldwide, has written an ebook called ‘The Underground Guide to Volunteering’.

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Milwaukee: Flooding Update

This was posted on 08/03/10 No Comments

All Hands is supporting the efforts of the Southeast Wisconsin Citizens and Organizations Active in Disaster, responding to their community’s recent flooding by operating a Volunteer Reception Center and connecting volunteers to people with needs volunteers can help address.

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Haiti: Rubble at Nicole Kindergarten

This was posted on 07/15/10 No Comments

A dedicated crew of All Hands volunteers labored for three weeks with picks, shovels, sledges and wheelbarrows, hauling that rubble to the street to clear a space for a small kindergarten to begin again.

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A Goodbye from Beca Howard

This was posted on 07/08/10 No Comments

Dear HODR friends and family, As some of you may know, I’m going to graduate school this fall and have stopped working for HODR to take the summer off before school starts. I wanted to send one last email to thank you for your help and support over the past few years and to introduce […]

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Haiti: Bringing Composting Toilets to Haiti

This was posted on 07/08/10 No Comments

Bringing Composting Toilets to Haiti LEOGANE, HAITI – Last week volunteers threw a slightly unusual party, to celebrate the grand opening of ‘The Gladiator’: All Hands Volunteers’ first composting toilet! A team of All Hands volunteers designed and constructed two sustainable dry toilets with the goal of tackling poor sanitation education and provisions in schools […]

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