My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Healing Hands For Haiti Foundation Inc, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
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?
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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
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