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Healing Hands For Haiti Foundation Inc

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24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

edmauss

Donor

Rating: 4

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

loyalc

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Donna R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

Alison T.

Donor

Rating: 5

This group has selflessly given hours upon hours to haiti - long before the earthquake, and even more since. They are dedicated to improving the level of care in haiti for disabled persons, especially in trying to bring back the services lost in the earthquake (that they had so carefully built over the years). They support the local economy, and volunteer above and beyond what I have ever personally witnessed in the nonprofit world. They are particularly adept at corraling resources, and know how to make lemonade from lemons.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've volunteered with Healing Hands for 12-years and can't imagine my life without this work. The foundation has grown and matured over the years from the original 14-member team to now an International organizations with thousands of volunteers serving thousands of Haitian adults and children every year. I love the focus on education and training. We are senstive to Haitian culture and economic situation and fully support independance and self sufficiency. It has been an extremely rewarding experience in my life to donate my own personal time and money to this effort.

Donor

Rating: 5

Healing Hands has a tremendous work underway. I've donated before and will again as their projects take hold in Haiti. There master plan and progress reports are inspiring to all involved. Thanks, Mark S

Donor

Rating: 5

I am truly impressed with the spirit and the results of this organization, as they are honest, hard-working, and effective. I will donate again.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Healing Hands for over 9 years. I have been to haiti before and after the Quake. The organization is well organized and makes the trips run as smooth as possible in such a unorganized country as Haiti is. It is very rewarding to be able to go and help treat the people who need Prosthetic devices and care, being able to focus on the outcomes and your specific speciality, while HHH takes care of the housing, travel, and other arrangements. HHH is a great foundation providing a needed service to the disabled people of Haiti taking care of those professionals who chose to come and donate of there time and talents to help with the programs.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a reporter with a local newspaper in Utah and have spoken several times with different members of Healing Hands. I've been impressed with their passion for the work that they do and the regularity of it. The earthquake thrust Haiti into the spotlight for the rest of us, but these people were focused on Haiti long before that crisis.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I volunteered as a physical therapist with Healing Hands for Haiti (Boston based team) in April 2010. Given the post-quake situation, there were additional stressors for first-time volunteers/visitors to Haiti like me. From my first introduction to HHH via Frank Shirley (orthotist), I felt as though I was in capable hands with a team of experts who knew the landscape, understood the culture of the people, and were similarly committed to providing quality patient care. HHH not only helped me to feel safe as I traveled around the island but also feel welcomed. They care about the paid staff who they employ and appear to have the respect of locals. Their reach in Haiti is broad as is their heart.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am happy to support Healing Hands for Haiti. Even before the earthquake, I knew that Haiti needed our help, since it is such a poverty stricken country... the worst in our area of the world. I know the Director of this organization, Eric Doubt, who is a man of integrity. They are a well structured and hard working group. I have seen films of their facilities and the faces of the people they are helping. I feel good about doing my part. Those of us who are in a position to help others, have an obligation to do so. If I was born into such a situation, I'd be grateful to Healing Hands for Haiti. They are making a difference.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In April, 2010 I went down to Haiti with a wonderful group of volunteers organized through HHH (Boston Chapter) and had one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of my life. Gail Buck met us once we arrived. She was a gracious, energized host. She kept us organized, safe and welcome our entire stay. I think she is one of the most courageous people I have ever met. Mike Domenicucci CP

Susan G.

Donor

Rating: 5

When the earthquake happened in Haiti, I was like many others looking for a way to make a donation to a responsible charity where my gift would have an immediate impact. Some friends told me about Healing Hands for Haiti and when I checked them out, I found them to be one of the few organizations who were already "in country" and working there. In addition, they have an excellent record of low management expense. I felt my donation would make a difference through their organization. I continued to monitor their work in Haiti and have been moved to donate even more money to help them achieve their continuing goals.