Heart to Heart Responding to Hurricane Katrina
In what some are calling the worst natural disaster in U.S. history, Heart to Heart International is responding with rapid, targeted assistance. A forward distribution center has been established in Jefferson Parrish, Louisiana (just south of New Orleans proper) to distribute aid to those made refugees by Hurricane Katrina.
Heart to Heart has a long history of disaster relief. Thorough assessment and timely, pinpoint response has become the hallmark of this humanitarian group headquartered in Kansas City. The disruption of all vital services, the destruction of any organized mass communication and/or transportation systems are the greatest challenge to getting supplies to victims. Our transportation partner, FedEx is on-board again to deliver life saving aid where it is most needed.
Shipments carrying food, water and personal hygiene for distribution to evacuees, and medicines/first aid supplies to health care facilities addressing the needs of the injured. A staff and volunteer team has traveled to this forward distribution site to deliver aid, determine assignments for possible future teams, and prepare to receive future shipments to deliver to agencies sheltering refugees.
"Kansas Citians are rallying to this effort in their usual amazing way," said Heart to Heart's CEO, Jon North. "Volunteers are helping answer phones, coordinate other volunteers, staff collection sites, organizing fundraisers, and going with us to the disaster site. Heart to Heart International is privileged to work with some of the best people in the world, to help people in need around the world."
Heart to Heart leverages your financial gifts to procure up to 25 times their value in medicines and supplies for its ongoing disaster relief efforts. Donations can be made online or can be mailed to:
Heart to Heart International
401 South Clairborne, Suite 302
Olathe, KS 66062
Providing relief to disaster victims is nothing new for Heart to Heart. Responding to natural and manmade disasters locally, nationally and around the world for more than a decade, Heart to Heart has been your connection to a world in need.