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Nov 21, 2017

Update from All Hands in Texas

Hello donors!

It has been almost three months since Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas, causing massive damage to many communities throughout the Coastal Bend area and Houston. All Hands has been on the ground since those initial days, listening to the needs of the community and helping in any way possible.

To date, All Hands has assisted close to 200 families in Texas and our work is not over. We have committed to two years in Texas and our recovery phase will be starting up at the beginning of 2018. Our teams are currently working and conducting rebuild assessments in high need areas of Houston and Aransas Pass. Many small communities there are particularly vulnerable and are often overlooked by organizations with resources. Once our rebuild phase starts families in these communities will be top priority and our teams will work to get homes back to safe and comfortable conditions.

We couldn’t do our work without the continued support of our donors so we thank you all for your help. Please continue to stay updated on our work in Texas and around the world.

Thank you!

Oct 30, 2017

All Hands is back to work in Nepal!

Temporary Learning Center
Temporary Learning Center

Hello donors!

Monsoon season in Nepal has ended which allows us to get right back to work helping communities in need following the 2015 Nepal Earthquake disaster. As mentioned in our last report, we have completed eight school rebuilds in the past two years, allowing thousands of children to return to school and benefitting students for years to come.

We have just started to welcome volunteers back to Nepal to work on our two newest school rebuilds in the Sindhupalchowk district. We will be working to rebuild the Nibiguan Basic School and the Kalikasaran Basic School. Over 300 students were enrolled in these schools before the earthquake but attendance has dropped dramatically due to various factors. Students are currently learning in cramped, unsafe Temporary Learning Centers located a considerable distance from the original schools. Attached are photographs taken by our team during the assessment phase of the conditions that students and teachers are dealing with right now. Attendance is expected to increase once the buildings are rebuilt and students are able to return to a safe learning space.

Once finished, the Kalikasaran and Nibiguan schools will have eight earthquake resilient classrooms designed to be safe and secure for the young students in attendance. We thank you for your continued support and ask you to stay up to date with this program and all of our other programs around the world.


Temporary Learning Center
Temporary Learning Center
Sep 25, 2017

Our School Rebuild is Underway!

Our response program in Huarmey came to an end in July after mudding out over 150 homes and sanitizing 18 schools. We were also able to demolish over 40 unsafe homes and structures as well, ensuring that families would not be living in conditions that could be dangerous. Our work in Peru is far from over though as our team has identified small communities in other regions asking for our help in the recovery process.

In Puerta Pulache, a small rural town in Piura, flooding and mudslides damaged many homes and buildings, including the primary school that 325 students attend. All Hands Volunteers saw the immediate need in this often overlooked town and is building 5 classrooms to replace those that were destroyed by the heavy rains. The new classrooms are government-approved, and earthquake- and flood-resistant. Classroom furniture will be provided, and we are also building new bathrooms and installing a new waste water system.

While local contractors built the steel structure, volunteers have been mixing concrete, installing the floor and building the bathrooms, beginning by creating the septic tank and drainage system, installing the plumbing and laying the foundations and bricks.

To date, 121 volunteers from 21 countries have given 11,445 hours to build the new Puerta Pulache school.

We thank you for your continued support, please check out our other programs as well to see our work around the world!

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