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From Mold to Repair: The Story of Long Beach Homeowner Debbie Turkel

This was posted on 09/26/13 No Comments

Homeowner Debbie Turkel (center) with a few of the All Hands Volunteers crew who worked on her home. As the water from the Reynolds Channel and the Atlantic Ocean came together under her home, Debbie Turkel rushed to the bathroom to grab all the hand towels she could find. The water rose quickly and in […]

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Rapid Response Colorado: Late Nights From The Field

This was posted on 09/17/13 No Comments

Following a natural disaster, the assessment and initial launch phase means long days, power meetings, lots of emails, too many phones calls/texts, and mass consumption of trail mix. Here’s sneak peak into life on the ground during this phase. :) We’re off to get some much needed sleep. Until tomorrow’s update! A Fraction of the […]

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Announcing Rapid Response Colorado

This was posted on 09/16/13 No Comments

On Friday, Sept 14, the AHV Assessment Team of Sherry Buresh (US Response), Rachel Sawyer (Communications) and Megan Scott (Volunteer and Field Coordination) arrived in the Boulder, Colorado area to assess the damage from the ongoing rains and massive flooding. The impacted area is wide, the forecast is not favorable and the flooding is severe. […]

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On the Ground in Colorado: Day Two

This was posted on 09/15/13 No Comments

The rain continues, but the All Hands team is in Colorado and we will be launching a project as soon as it is safe to do so. Today, Sherry (director of US Response) and Meg (Volunteer and Field Coordination) reported from the field. VOLUNTEERS Please Do Not Self-Deploy! It is dangerous to you and any […]

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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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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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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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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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