HEALING HANDS FOR HAITI FOUNDATION INC

Rating: 4.83 stars   24 reviews

Issues: Education, Health, International

Location: P O Box 521800 Salt Lake City UT 84152 USA

Mission: Healing Hands for Haiti Foundation is dedicated to fostering the expansion and quality of rehabilitation services for the benefit of physically disabled children and adults in Haiti. We operate on the principle that the best way to serve the people of Haiti is to enable them to help themselves. Healing Hands for Haiti neither condemns nor promotes any political organization or any religious ideology.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I visited Healing Hands for Haiti in October, 2010, I was amazed by the work the volunteers and staff were doing in Haiti. I am a Haitian American and was trully moved by the difference that they are making in the country. Haiti is in huge need of rehabilitation and medical help so Healing Hands for Haiti plays an important role in the country.

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I did not spent a lot of days in Haiti, I only went for 3 days but during the three days I was able to meet some great individuals with wonderful hearts. so my experience with the organization was great. I hope to return and volunteer with Healing Hands for Haiti in the future.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The organization is functioning well in Haiti, so I do not think, that it needs any changes.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I visited the HHH campus in April 2009 (several months before the earthquake) and was blown away by the facilities and staff. It was clear to me that HHH is truly making a difference in Haiti where there is a huge need for rehab of amputees as well as others with disabilities. I also visited the central hospital in Port-au-Prince, where I witnessed firsthand the fruits of a vital partnership HHH has with a group of doctors from the University of Miami. The doctors were the only ones in the country at the time how were performing surgeries on children with encephalitis and literally saving their lives. HHH is also extremely well run and its operations are efficient. They employ high-caliber local professionals and attract volunteers far and wide, hosting them comfortably in a guest house that boasts a world-class kitchen staff.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

knowing that the friend whose position I help to subsidize is engaged in a good cause and has a means of support.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help it to form more partnerships with local and international organizations.

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Rating: 5 stars  

After the earthquake in Haiti I was looking for a charitable organization where my contribution would have more significant impact and benefit. I did not want to just send money to the Red Cross, etc. After reading about Healing Hands for Haiti on their website, I was convinced that this was truly an outstanding organization that was making important contributions to the lives of individual Haitians, and I am very happy that I supported their cause.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

viewing their website. They are doing great work.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have no suggestion. They are doing great work.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I recenlty returned from spending 9 days in Haiti (Oct. 2010) This was my second trip with Healing Hands. Healing Hands was well organized with great assignments, secure housing and awesome food. This organization is well run in helping Haiti. I will go again to volunteer with this group.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Haiti

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

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Rating: 5 stars  

I spent 9 days in Port-au-Prince with Healing Hands (HHH) in 2007. Everything about my experience was positive - from travel to my service to building relationships with resident and volunteers who enthusiastically serve both disabled clients needing prosthetic applicances and students and staff striving to learn and improve their lives. The goal is for to provide independence and local self-sustaining growth. HHH also works with orphanages to improve the care and well-being of countless disabled children. HHH has enabled change and provided hope for many years. The hard work that led to a well-respected and staffed clinic must not stop. The entire campus was destroyed during the earthquake, donations are needed to rebuild the clinic and the hospital that was ready for ground-breaking at the time of the earthquake. Donations are used wisely and frugally, leveraged with great dedication and sacrifice on the part of both native and global volunteers and staff. The organization's size and culture enables real change and healing.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I witnessed joy and encouragement in the face of clients, self-confidence and skill in native staff, and dedication from volunteers that will last a life-time. HHH feels and behaves like family, and that culture creates miracles. My experience changed my life and I will be a life-long supporter of HHH.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

On the threshold of improved communication and infrastructure prior to the earthquake, HHH can benefit by rebuilding with an eye to improving its world-wide reputation, ability to communicate abroad and with the medical community and citizens of Haiti, and needs and supply processes.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

First international experience; want to do more

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Well-used; felt I touched lives; felt lasting change could occur if the work continued and expanded

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Rating: 5 stars  

Volunteers and staff for Healing Hands for Haiti have been there for years. The work they have done to give medical care to the people of Haiti was little known until the devastating earthquake last January. Although their hospital compound was destroyed, they continue their work in Port-au-Prince while the compound is being rebuilt. They are committed to serving and to rebuilding. I appreciate the fact that all money I donate goes toward that goal and will continue to support their mission.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Appreciation for my donation and updates on their progress.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing

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Rating: 5 stars  

Healing Hands for Haiti is a very impressive organization with a tireless work reaching out to the people there. I've donated before and will again as their projects will make a lasting effect for generations to come. The master plan and progress reports are amazing! With Warm Regards, Sheridan C

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

reading the updates and ongoing projects of their master plan in Haiti.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase their span of recognition and funding.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Healing Hand for Haiti provides medical care and artificial limbs for people who cannot afford them. It is a small organization that is efficiently run by an almost all volunteer staff. They do great work and deserve your support.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've seen how they provided artificial limbs for people who lost arms and legs in the earthquake.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

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Rating: 5 stars  

I worked alongside Healing Hands for Haiti while I was there this year. I was immensely impressed with their professionalism, courtesy, enthusiasm, and dedication to every patient who was treated. It made my experience more worthwhile, and I will be forever thankful for having worked next to such fantastic individuals!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Les Cayes, Haiti

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The individuals who I worked with mentioned there could have been more equipment provided to them.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was very impressed with the selfless service so many professionals gave through the Helping Hands for Haiti campaign. I was not able to physically help, but thank the Lord for young, energetic volunteers!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I haven't personally experienced the results.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

At this point, I wouldn't change anything.

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