Colorado Flooding: Update from the Field

This was posted on 09/14/13 No Comments

The All Hands Assessment Team is in Colorado, surveying the damage from the ongoing rains and massive flooding. Here’s what Sherry and Rachel had to say after their first full day on the ground. (Film credits go to Meg!) To support All Hands’ disaster recovery efforts, make a $10 donation by texting RESPOND to 80088. […]

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Announcing the Completion of Project Pagatpat!

This was posted on 09/13/13 No Comments

Announcing the Completion of Project Pagatpat! We are pleased to announce the completion of Project Pagatpat in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines! In partnership with Habitat for Humanity, we built 88 quality homes for Typhoon Sendong survivors in 5 short months.  This brings a total of over 300 homes built by All Hands in Cagayan de Oro! […]

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100km Cycle Challenge

Recap: All Hands Volunteers 100km Cycle Challenge!

This was posted on 09/12/13 No Comments

On Saturday, 7th September, a group of 24 brave souls met at a campsite in The New Forest, Hampshire, UK to take on the challenge of cycling 100km (on road) or 55km (off road) to raise funds for All Hands Volunteers. We braved the good old British “summer”, which included some serious downpours and sunshine, had some […]

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new staff

Meet The Newest Additions To Our All Hands Team!

This was posted on 09/09/13 No Comments

As All Hands continues to bolster our U.S. Program capabilities and capacity, we are pleased to announce the addition of two seasoned professionals to the management team. Sherry Buresh has joined All Hands as the new Director of U.S. Assessments and Disaster Response after having spent many years (in various capacities) in the disaster relief […]

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DC in Biloxi

All Hands Volunteers – Celebrating Eight Years!

This was posted on 09/06/13 No Comments

  Eight years ago today Darius and I (David) were in Mississippi, prepared by our shared post-tsunami experience in Thailand, confident that our “engaged volunteer” model would work in the US, and committed to doing what we could to help in the aftermath of the worst natural disaster in US history, Hurricane Katrina. After 32 […]

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Japan – A Lasting Impact

This was posted on 09/05/13 No Comments

Mr. Yasuyuki Sugiura, President of The Nippon Club, presenting AHV with a check for our Oklahoma relief efforts. We did not know, when we landed in Japan a few short days after the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011, the lasting impact our experiences there would have on us, and the work we […]

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Welcome to Project Pagatpat: Let’s Build a House, Part 2

This was posted on 09/04/13 No Comments

Welcome to part two of Project Pagatpat’s guide to the construction process. In part one we discussed digging and forming the foundations ­of our steel-reinforced concrete duplex buildings. In part two we turn to matters above the ground, starting with building the walls of our houses in a process known as piling. Piling involves laying […]

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Welcome to Project Pagatpat: Let’s Build a House, Part 1

This was posted on 09/04/13 No Comments

So you’ve finally made it to Project Pagatpat ­– you’ve weaved your way through hordes of taxi drivers shouting ‘All Hands, All Hands?’ at every foreign person emerging from Laguindingan Airport and avoided a dozen suicidal stray dogs en route to the All Hands base in Cagayan de Oro. But your journey does not end […]

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Local Staff and Volunteer Jeudy Djemson’s “Positive!”

This was posted on 08/20/13 No Comments

Jeudy Djemson is from Gonaives, a city on the northern coast of Haiti where we launched a six-month project after Hurricane Hanna in 2008. Djemson worked with All Hands for an extended period of time on Project Gonaives, and then again on Project Leogane after the 2010 earthquake. Dedicated and hardworking, he contributed greatly to […]

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One Volunteer, Two Projects: One Next Door And One Across The Globe

This was posted on 08/13/13 1 Comment

Raine Neri is from Cagayan de Oro (CdO), a city of more than 600,000 people on the island of Mindanao in the southern part of the Philippines. Raine first encountered All Hands when volunteering with Habitat for Humanity after Typhoon Washi struck CdO in mid-December 2011. Raine joined the All Hands team shortly thereafter, serving […]

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