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Hello My Friends!  Grateful you're stopping by.

I've been doing volunteer disaster relief work for the last ten years.  I've worked on disaster sites around the world, in some of the most remote villages where people are truly in need.  Some of the places I've been are Peru, Philippines, Bangladesh, Haiti, and most recently Nepal.  The pictures i've included here are from the Nepal mission.  

The organization I work with is called All Hands. You can check them out at hands.org.  I pay all my own expenses in terms of travel/flights, supplies, and my rent while i'm away. The organization pays for food and gives us a place to sleep when we get there.  My expenses for an average trip range from $2k-$5K depending on the cost of travel (to/from where in the world I'm going), how many weeks/months I'm staying, and other requirements like gear/supplies/vaccinations/travel insurance/medicines and items I bring for the community we're serving.  

I've been doing this for ten years because All Hands has tremendous impact wherever we go.  In some of places I've gone we are the only ones there helping.  But our best strength as an organization is we respond to the immediate needs of the community.  If they need latrines dug, we dig them. If they need an irrigation canal run, we run it.  I've built canoes, planted coconut trees, pulled mud from rivers to build foundations, stripped mold from walls, hauled thousands of rocks, demo'ed many houses, and worked on larger projects like school building and hospital construction. 

We sometimes partner with other organizations, but by and large we are autonomous, first responders to some really gnarly situations.  As climate change happens there will be more and more disasters.  Just recently Fiji was hit by level 5+hurricane devastating as much as 97% of some villages.  Fiji will most likely be my next trip. I thank you, gratefully, in advance for any contribution you make here.  Whatever you donate goes directly to the expenses I mentioned above. 

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Hello My Friends!  Grateful you're stopping by.

I've been doing volunteer disaster relief work for the last ten years.  I've worked on disaster sites around the world, in some of the most remote villages where people are truly in need.  Some of the places I've been are Peru, Philippines, Bangladesh, Haiti, and most recently Nepal.  The pictures i've included here are from the Nepal mission.  

The organization I work with is called All Hands. You can check them out at hands.org.  I pay all my own expenses in terms of travel/flights, supplies, and my rent while i'm away. The organization pays for food and gives us a place to sleep when we get there.  My expenses for an average trip range from $2k-$5K depending on the cost of travel (to/from where in the world I'm going), how many weeks/months I'm staying, and other requirements like gear/supplies/vaccinations/travel insurance/medicines and items I bring for the community we're serving.  

I've been doing this for ten years because All Hands has tremendous impact wherever we go.  In some of places I've gone we are the only ones there helping.  But our best strength as an organization is we respond to the immediate needs of the community.  If they need latrines dug, we dig them. If they need an irrigation canal run, we run it.  I've built canoes, planted coconut trees, pulled mud from rivers to build foundations, stripped mold from walls, hauled thousands of rocks, demo'ed many houses, and worked on larger projects like school building and hospital construction. 

We sometimes partner with other organizations, but by and large we are autonomous, first responders to some really gnarly situations.  As climate change happens there will be more and more disasters.  Just recently Fiji was hit by level 5+hurricane devastating as much as 97% of some villages.  Fiji will most likely be my next trip. I thank you, gratefully, in advance for any contribution you make here.  Whatever you donate goes directly to the expenses I mentioned above. 

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