Update On Cyclone HudHud Assessment

This was posted on 11/04/14 No Comments

Cyclone Hudhud made land fall on the eastern shoreline of Andhra Pradesh, India on Sunday, October 12th, 2014. As the cyclone made its final approach to land it intensified with winds up to 205kph before making contact with the city of Visakhapatnam. The Indian authorities’ disaster preparations ensured that casualties were kept to a minimum by […]

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Announcing Project Brooklyn

This was posted on 11/03/14 No Comments

On October 29, 2012, Superstorm Sandy struck the eastern side of the United States, bringing wide spread damage from Delaware to Rhode Island. With one of the worst storms the US has seen this decade, thousands of homeowners were left completely overwhelmed by their heavily damaged properties. Now two years after Sandy, we are pleased […]

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Big things are happening for our Founder and Chairman, David Campbell!

This was posted on 10/27/14 No Comments

Last Friday was a very big day here at All Hands! Not only did we announce the launch of David’s website,, but we also announced that he is one of the winners of the 2014 Purpose Prize Award, for which he will receive a $100,000 award (that he will generously donate back to All Hands)! The […]

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Cyclone HudHud Assessment

This was posted on 10/25/14 No Comments

Our Disaster Assessment Response Team (DART) is currently en route to India to begin surveying the damage caused by Cyclone Hudhud. The team have been remotely assessing and communicating with partners on the ground since the Cyclone passed through the State of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday 12th October bringing in wind speeds of 205 kph. The team […]

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Project Leyte – 83C Progressive Core Homes

This was posted on 10/08/14 No Comments

Project Leyte – 83C Progressive Core Homes When Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) made landfall, 1.1 houses were partially damaged or destroyed. Whilst the families living in the ‘no build’ zones were considered for relocation by the city and are slowly being moved to transitional shelters or bunk houses,  those living outside the ‘no build zone’ […]

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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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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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