New England Flooding: On Watch

This was posted on 04/02/10 No Comments

Over the past month many areas in New England have experienced record rainfall and subsequent flooding; up to 15″ of rain fell on MA and RI alone. Governor Donald L. Carcieri of Rhode Island says “It has been the worst, worst flood in our state’s history, and more people have been affected than ever before,” […]

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Iowa: Project Cedar Rapids Rebuild

This was posted on 03/26/10 No Comments

Update: Project Cedar Rapids Rebuild came to a close at the end of April. Click here for more info. During the summer of 2008 All Hands set up a project in response to the unprecedented flooding that affected more than 5000 homes in the greater Cedar Rapids, Iowa area. Our work focused on responding to […]

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Government of Haiti Reconstruction & Development Plan

This was posted on 03/24/10 No Comments

ACTION PLAN FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF HAITI March 2010, Government of Haiti – Recovery & Development Plan, Unofficial English Translation FOREWORD The post-earthquake Action Plan that we are presenting to our partners in the international community in this draft version is the expression of the needs that must be met, so that […]

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Haiti: Project Leogane 30 Day Report

This was posted on 03/16/10 No Comments

It’s been 30 days of Project Leogane, and we’re off to a running start! Check out this brief video recapping our first month of programs, as well as our Haiti photo collection on flickr. Here’s a quick look at what we’ve been working on and how we’ve ramped up. Rubble In one month, we’ve cleared […]

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Haiti Video: Project Leogane – Month 1

This was posted on 03/15/10 No Comments

All Hands is working in Leogane, Haiti on a volunteer earthquake response project to help survivors of the 12 January 2010 earthquake. Here is a look at our first month of work.

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Indonesia: Project Sungai Geringging Update – Week 18

This was posted on 03/02/10 No Comments

The numbers We’ve just passed our 100th day in the field! In that time we’ve completed deconstruction work on 95 homes and 4 school buildings – that’s almost one structure made safe for every day of project! We’ve also framed 7 transitional shelters (t-shelters), delivered Earthquake Safety workshops in 15 schools, installed 6 latrines and […]

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Chile: Earthquake Update

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On Saturday February 27, 2010 an 8.8 earthquake struck Chile. The United Nations confirmed Monday, March 1 that Chile had requested assistance and the UN was ready to help. Chile asked for mobile bridges, field hospitals with dialysis centers, satellite phones, electric generators, salt water purification systems and field kitchens, according to Elizabeth Byrs of […]

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Haiti: Notes from the Field 2/23/10

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An update from David Campbell, All Hands Executive Director: Friends, I have just finished my second trip to Haiti since the Jan. 12th earthquake, and am moved by both the breadth of the devastation and the enormity of the response effort. The challenge of providing an appropriate human response, in a poor island nation with […]

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SmarterTravel: Vacations with a Heart

This was posted on 02/17/10 No Comments

Vacations With a Heart:Voluntourism Opportunities Around the World by Jaclyn Liechti, Staff – February 11, 2010 What better time to show your love for the world than Valentine’s Day? Volunteer vacations provide a way to lend a helping hand, whether it’s across the globe or close to home. And with Disney’s new Give a […]

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