Pam Tabb

Meet Pam Tabb: Project Detroit

This was posted on 10/03/14 No Comments

Pam on her porch. Last month, severe storms flooded the city of Detroit leaving many homeowners like Pam Tabb in complete disarray. In the 70 years her family has lived in their home they have never experienced anything like this: “We were sitting on the porch watching the rain come down when I saw it […]

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Ariel Leyte

Project Leyte: Looking Back

This was posted on 09/12/14 No Comments

When I was on project we spent a lot of time working in the coastal barangays of downtown Tacloban deconstructing destroyed homes and debris. Eventually, the locals began to recognize the bands of roving AHV volunteers in mismatched socks and bandanas, carrying tools to the next work site. They would always smile and wave at […]

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All Hands Partnerships: ToolBank Disaster Services

This was posted on 09/11/14 No Comments

We’d like to take a few minutes to salute our partner, ToolBank USA/ToolBank Disaster Services. All Hands’ first introduction to ToolBank was during our spring tornado response in Mayflower, Arkansas. ToolBank was coordinating with one of our other partner organizations, Team Rubicon, to distribute tools to the thousands of volunteers that came through the VRC […]

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Pilger Complete

Project Pilger: The Recap

This was posted on 09/08/14 No Comments

On June 16th, rare sister tornadoes ripped though Pilger, Nebraska destroying 80% of the village and injuring many. Within 24 hours the All Hands team was on the ground, assessing how best to help the affected community. Within 48 hours we had a small team assembled and ready to work. We partnered with organizations such as […]

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Meet the Hargroves: Project Detroit

This was posted on 09/08/14 No Comments

The AHV team with Lynn, Mark and Wyatt Hargrove When Lynn Hargrove heard on the news that Detroit was flooding, she ran to check her basement to see if there was any damage. What she found was that over a foot and a half of water had rushed in, ruining everything in her son’s basement-floor […]

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Project Hawaii: It’s A Wrap!

This was posted on 09/02/14 No Comments

Jenny, her husband Alex, and their four children hunkered down and waited for Tropical Storm Iselle to pass. During the worst of it, Jenny and Alex made a fort from the dining room table and ushered the children underneath, trying to keep them both safe and occupied. As with most of the Puna district of […]

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Project Colorado: One Year After The Floods

This was posted on 09/02/14 No Comments

In mid-September of last year, heavy rains pummeled Colorado’s Front Range for almost a week, falling especially hard in the area ranging from Boulder to Greeley. The result: catastrophic flooding across 200 miles, the worst of which occurred on Thursday, September 12 and continued through Friday, September 13. Eight people died as a result of the flooding, an […]

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Meet The Flinders: Project Detroit

This was posted on 09/02/14 No Comments

No one ever imagines having 18 inches of standing water in their basement. For the Flinders, with six children – five of whom have special needs – and a husband on disability, a flooded basement quickly became an insurmountable nightmare. “We really had no idea what we were going to do,” said homeowner Denise Flinders […]

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Tac Fun Run

Project Leyte: Tacloban Fun Run!

This was posted on 08/29/14 No Comments

On Sunday August 31st, 41 All Hands volunteers will be running a combined 340km as part of the City of Tacloban’s Fun Run. The money they raise from the event will go toward Project Leyte’s 1.1 Million Campaign, which aims to raise 1.1M Philippine Pesos by the one-year anniversary of Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) on […]

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Meet Linda And Randy: Project Detroit

This was posted on 08/26/14 No Comments

Linda and Randy could hear the water coming up in their basement. What they assumed was a backlogged sump pump turned into a nightmare when 4 feet of sewer water rushed into their home. As the water started rising, Linda, Randy and some of their family members began lifting everything in the basement onto a table, and any other high spaces […]

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