East Africa Famine Fund 2011

Action Against Hunger ($30,000)

With nearly two decades in Somalia, Action Against Hunger | ACF International was able to quickly launch emergency programs when the food crisis and drought-like conditions crippled populations in regions like Mogadishu and Wajid. And while Action Against Hunger's teams continue to provide lifesaving support—treatment and medical care for acutely malnourished children; general nutritional support for children under five years of age; and emergency access to food, clean water, and improved sanitation for displaced populations—families in dire need of help continue to flood into ACF's emergency nutrition centers.

International Rescue Committee ($30,000)

In Dadaab in northeastern Kenya, the IRC is augmenting teams that provide new arrivals at the area’s refugee camps with medical screening and assistance and give fortified food to malnourished young children. In Ethiopia, the IRC is trucking in water and installing or expanding water-supply systems in camps that currently serve 82,000 refugees. In central Somalia, the IRC is providing stop-gap water supplies to some 32,000 people, primarily women, children and the elderly who were left behind when the men of their communities left to find water and pasture for their livestock. In the Turkana district of northwestern Kenya, the IRC and its aid partners have stepped up nutritional programs for 16,000 malnourished children under the age of 5, as well as 5,000 pregnant and lactating women. The IRC is also supporting the efforts of the Kenyan government and the World Food Program to deliver food where it is most needed.

Samaritan's Purse ($35,000)

Samaritan's Purse is responding by providing the following to countries in East Africa: (1) Tanker trucks are providing clean water for drinking and livestock to Northeastern Kenya. (2)The Samaritan’s Purse team in Nairobi is purchasing and distributing food for thousands, in an area south of Garissa. (3) They are distributing hygiene kits and training residents in how to use the kits, hand washing, and other basic hygiene and sanitation practices. (4) They are distributing tools for use in their Cash for Work latrine construction program. Not only will this project help with sanitary needs in participating villages, it also gives residents the opportunity to earn an income to buy food for their families. (5)Finally, they are screening infants and children, and have found as high as 65% affected with malnutrition. In villages with these high rates, we have given out packets of ready-to-use therapeutic food.

Save the Children ($35,000)

Save the Children has already launched a major humanitarian response in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia, feeding tens of thousands of underweight children, providing life-saving medical treatment, and getting clean water to remote communities. As well as delivering life-saving help to families across the region, Save the Children is helping communities in the Horn of Africa adapt to more frequent droughts, reducing the number of children at risk in any future food crises.

UNICEF ($50,000)

UNICEF is the largest supplier of therapeutic and supplementary nutrition in Somalia. Despite the challenges to a country torn apart by conflict, insecurity and poverty, UNICEF is able to operate to ensure that supplies reach children. UNICEF is working with over 20 partners in the field. Children weakened by malnutrition are susceptible to killer diseases like measles, cholera and malaria. Our funding has been specifically allocated toward their vaccination program for children. To date, they have already vaccinated over 1.2 million children in the region.

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The Water=Hope Campaign 2010 and 2011

Charity:Water ($15,000)

charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 100% of public donations directly fund water projects. Charity:water will be building wells to serve over 1000 in villages of Ethiopia, Uganda, and Liberia in 2011.

Living Waters for the World ($5,000)

Living Waters for the World (LWW) is a faith-based organization (FBO) which trains and equips mission teams to work with local partners to install technologically appropriate sustainable clean water systems in communities with available but contaminated water. The installations are accompanied by a basic health and hygiene education program where a "teach the teacher model" is employed, and community education continues after the team leaves. LWW will be installing clean water systems for families in Appalachia with the aid of church groups in 2010-2011.

Water.org ($15,000)

For the 2011 Brad Paisley H2O Tour, we were able to contribute to water.org's ambitious project of bringing water to over 50,000 Haitians by the end of this year. Our donation will help them achieve the following project objectives:

  • Increase the level of access to sustainable, safe water and sanitation services for 50,000 people among poor and vulnerable populations.
  • Decrease the prevalence of water- and sanitation-related diseases in the target areas.
  • Promote integrated water resources management at the local level with a focus on maintaining the quantity and quality of drinking water.
  • Increase awareness of good hygiene practices.
  • Measure the demand for credit-based water-supply and sanitation solutions at the community level in the target areas.
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Haiti Disaster Relief Fund 2010

Baptist Haiti Mission -- Baptist Mission Hospital, Fermathe, Haiti ($12,500)

Senator Frist is serving at the Baptist Mission Hospital in Fermathe, Haiti. From his being there witnessing their need, we immediately dispensed funds that are restricted for Haiti Relief Efforts, specifically for the Baptist Mission Hospital. Furthermore, funds are restricted for usage of medical supplies, equipment, and services only.

Cathedral Haiti Mission ($10,000)

The Roman Catholic parish of the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville, TN supports an adopted parish, St. John the Baptist, in LaVallee, Haiti, an impoverished mountainous area 50 miles west of Haiti's capital city of Port-au-Prince. We have restricted funds for their Education initiative, which includes the reconstruction of several elementary and trades schools within the parish and a computer training center near St. John the Baptist church in LaVallee. We want to help put kids back in schools.

GHESKIO Center ($10,000)

GHESKIO CENTER in Port-au-Prince, Haiti was the first institution in the world dedicated to the fight against HIV/AIDS. GHESKIO has provided continuous medical care in Haiti since 1982 - never once shutting its doors or charging fees. Since the January 12th, 2010 earthquake GHESKIO is providing humanitarian assistance and emergency care to those affected by the disaster and continues to provide life-saving medications to people with HIV/AIDS.

Haven Foundation ($5,000)

The Haven Foundation's mission is to provide humanitarian aid to the poor and indigent of third world countries. They strive to accomplish this goal by acquiring surplus and seconds from business and distributing them in markets that will not affect the contributing companies. Their main area of humanitarian aid is food, medical supplies, clothing, shoes, and household items. Monies from Hope Through Healing Hands will to go a burn clinic in TiTanyen, Haiti for medical supplies to alleviate those suffering and being treated there.

Love Everybody ($5,000)

Love Everybody's goal is to instill hope, strength, and excellence to all students who attend so they can prosper in life. Their mission statement is to "Highlight the good, inspire greatness, and encourage mutual responsibility for the betterment of humankind. -- Love Everybody." To date, they have facililitated the building of a school for over 550 girls in Akon, Sudan. When the earthquake hit, Love Everybody took a team to Port au Prince to aid in relief efforts. There, they are providing medical and trauma support.

Missionary Flights International ($5,000)

Missionary Flights International is neither a public nor commercial carrier. They do, however, strive to offer affiliated missions the kind of efficient service and professionalism expected of an airline operation. In meeting this technical need of missions, MFI has become an "airline for missions" in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. MFI was a huge help to Senator Frist while he was on the ground in Haiti in January 2010. Funds have been restricted for transport of goods and services that will benefit the health of the Haitian people.

Mobile Medical Disaster Relief ($25,000)

Mobile Medical Disaster Relief is a Christian humanitarian organization that exists to help fulfill the medical needs of vulnerable and underserved people in the United States and throughout the world. We are excited to announce a matching grant of $25,000 with Healing Hands International for the purchase of tetanus, diptheria, and pertussis vaccines for children in Haiti. These vaccines will be housed at a clinic on the western side of the Dominican Republic, but they will be used in various mobile clinics throughout Haiti, especially in Port au Prince. David Vanderpool, M.D. will personally be delivering and administering these vaccinations to children within the next two weeks.

Project HOPE ($10,000)

Since 1958, Project HOPE has worked to make health care available for people around the globe. They are committed to long-term sustainable health care. Their work includes educating health professionals and community health workers, strengthening health facilities, fighting diseases such as TB, HIV/AIDS and diabetes and providing humanitarian assistance through donated medicines, medical supplies and volunteer medical help. In Haiti, to date they have already donated over $10.5M in medical supplies and critical medicines to those in need, and they have deployed over 70 medical volunteers to serve on their 1000-bed floating hospital, the ship: USNS Comfort.

Project Medishare ($2,000)

Project Medishare, founded by Dr. Barth Green, is dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of all Haitians. They empower Haitians to provide and receive access to comprehensive, quality health care. In the wake of Hurricane Matthew and a CARE/HTHH Haiti Delegation Learning Tour, we raised funding to be implemented for relief efforts. 

Promise for Haiti ($6,700)

Promise for Haiti, founded by Dr. Guy Theodore, is a 501(c)3 philanthropic organization dedicated to dedicated to providing Healthcare, Education, and Clean Water in Haiti. HTHH provided the gift for a refurbished large sterilizer for surgical instruments. Hospital Bienfaisance de Pignon has been transporting patients in from Port-au-Prince and Jacmel. The Haitian and US surgeons are operating day and night in the three operating rooms, making this machine an essential asset.

Samaritan Air ($5,000)

Samaritan Air provides helicopters for disaster relief efforts around the world. They were some of the first on the scene to transport patients, doctors, and supplies in Haiti after the earthquake hit. 100% of your donation goes to directly to assist the people of Haiti. They have no overhead or administrative costs. One of the biggest expenses they have is fuel. AV 100LL and Jet A is $8.50 in Haiti, the fuel alone for the helicopter is about $250.00 an hour. HTHH is supporting them to continue their efforts especially for medical transport in the coming weeks.

Samaritan's Purse ($12,500)

With the history of his work with Samaritan's Purse World Medical Mission, Senator Frist was able to join the next team departing to Haiti within 24 hours. He joins colleagues with whom he has worked alongside for decades, like Dr. Dick Furman, in other developing countries in disaster and conflict. He traveled with them and supports their medical efforts. Again, HTHH's donation restricts funds for Haiti Disaster Efforts and therein for medical supplies, equipment, and services only.

"What impressed me is Samaritan's Purse's ability to work in so many different arenas once they're on the ground," says Dr. Bill Frist, a former U.S. senator and one of the surgeons working with Febres at the Baptist Haiti Mission hospital last week. "They very aggressively put in surgical teams. And within 72 hours, they had a water-filtration system for the hospital that can produce 10,000 gallons of clean water a day." Graham says it's crucial in such emergencies to get going, and fast. -- January 24, 2007. "Graham Charity Hits Haiti at a Run," Charlotte-Observer.

Save the Children ($10,000)

Save the Children volunteers were some of the first to provide on-the-ground response immediately following the earthquake. Their life-saving supplies during this emergency have been crucial especially for the well-being of children. The agency, with offices in Port-au-Prince, is racing to provide immediate lifesaving assistance, such as medical supplies, food, water, shelter and Child Friendly Spaces.

Soles 4 Souls ($5,000)

Soles 4 Souls is a 501(c)3 that facilitates the donations of both new and used shoes, which are used to aid the hurting worldwide. In their Project: Haiti campaign, they have committed over 1 million shoes to aid in the recovery and rebuilding process. Within 24 hours of the earthquake, the organization had cargo in the water on the way to Haiti. Our funding will go directly to the purchase of shoes to promote better health amidst this natural disaster setting.

Sweet Sleep ($5,000)

Sweet Sleep is a faith-based nonprofit organization that exists to share God's love by providing beds to the world's orphaned and abandoned children. Sweet Sleep has been working in Haiti since 2008 and is actively engaged in the relief efforts through its partners, The Global Orphan Project and Love A Child. Our funding will go directly to the purchase of bedding for those orphans whose orphanages have collapsed and those newly orphaned who have lost their parents and homes.

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Global Health


Africare expanded its delivery of HIV/AIDS programs across Africa through its Service Corps volunteer program in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of South Africa, and the Republic of Rwanda using Hope Through Healing Hands’ assistance.

In each of these countries opportunities to reduce HIV transmission, improve the health of people living with HIV/AIDS, improve the well-being of families through nutrition counseling, and increase the access to critical HIV/AIDS-related services benefited.

Africare also refined and improved Service Corps growth and community volunteer training across Africa through Hope Through Healing Hands’ funding.

One of Africare’s prominent efforts is outreach to vulnerable children – street children who need medical tests, care, and education. The Service Corps Center now provides a much-needed and ever-growing shelter for these hundreds of children thanks in part to Hope Through Healing Hands.

Cross Cultural Solutions

Hope Through Healing Hands assisted students at Vanderbilt University to complete a CCS-sponsored voluteer program in Thailand during the summer of 2008.

Princeton in Africa

Hope Through Healing Hands is sponsoring a Princeton in Africa fellow for the 2008-2009 academic year in Sierra Leone. Our sponsorship is allowing Tommy Dollar, an undergraduate at Princeton University, to work in conjunction with Africare. He is serving as a Public Health intern working on several projects involving HIV/AIDS education, school feeding, and hygiene and sanitation.

Samaritan’s Purse: Prescription for Hope

Hope Through Healing Hands’ assistance enabled Samaritan’s Purse to provide HIV/AIDS programs in Southern Sudan while offering testing and counseling programs at Tenwek Hospital.

Much of the organization’s work is carried out by grassroots organizations, and as a result of Hope Through Healing Hands’ donation, five such agencies in Sub-Sahara Africa received financial assistance to mentor and educate communities on reducing the stigma of HIV/AIDS and to support programs providing cutting-edge care for orphans and vulnerable children.

Among the other worthy projects Samaritan’s Purse supported using Hope Through Healing Hands’ assistance are: supplementing nursing salaries, providing nutrition training, delivering rapid HIV tests, and promoting education programs that seek to prevent mother-to-child transmission of the disease.

Sarvodaya U.S.A.

Sarvodaya used Hope Through Healing Hands’ funding to provide relief to orphaned children and families in Sri Lanka in the devastating wake of the December 2004 tsunami.

Save the Children

The Health and HIV/AIDS initiatives of Save the Children have broadened their outreach in part through assistance from Hope Through Healing Hands. Examples include expanding the focus on orphans and children in Africa by adding new program and technical staffers to the agency’s support team.

HIV/AIDS specialists joined Save the Children’s teams in Africa and Asia to provide increased service to needy communities, and a highly-effective program providing community-based childcare and in-home care for the chronically ill received support as well.

Also receiving assistance were efforts that support the planting of community gardens for HIV/AIDS-affected families – a program that has served more than 50,000 children and is currently expanding in both Africa and Asia.

TASO Uganda

An AIDS support organization headquartered in Mulago, TASO purchased a site for constructing its new offices in May 2005 using Hope Through Healing Hands’ assistance.

Those funds also helped complete a regional training center in Mbarara that opened in June 2005. The regional training center provides training for counselors in West Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda.

TASO serves more than 50,000 people living with HIV/AIDS and conducts more than 100,000 counseling sessions in its nine facilities throughout Africa annually. Moreover, community volunteers educate more than 280,000 people about HIV/AIDS prevention and train an additional 450 new volunteers each year.

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Domestic Health

American Red Cross

Hope Through Healing Hands provided assistance to the American Red Cross as the agency worked to aid those in need following the largest natural disaster in American history: Hurricane Katrina’s catastrophic landfall along the Gulf Coast.

El Pacto de Esperanza

Hope Through Healing Hands’ assistance strengthened El Pacto de Esperanza’s outreach to the growing Latino population. Esperanza produced an AIDS education music video for Latinos; published a newsletter for more than 800,000 Latino churches; and published a directory of organizations providing HIV/AIDS services in several cities served by the organization. The organization also generated a book on HIV/AIDS as well as a multitude of educational resources and programs geared to the Latino population.

Meharry Medical College's Project COPE

Project COPE serves a broad Nashville community with street outreach sessions, counseling, and a plethora of educational programs conducted at numerous ministries, health centers, and the Juvenile Justice Center. Meharry offers HIV testing and counseling services through Project COPE and hired two additional case managers and expand services using Hope Through Healing Hands’ funding. Project COPE also extended its hours of operation to serve a larger population.

Metropolitan Interdenominational Church First Response Center

Hope Through Healing Hands’ financial contribution allowed Metropolitan Interdenominational Church to improve and expand its HIV/AIDS community outreach across a number of programs including a wellness center , HIV prevention education and outreach, and faith-based HIV capacity building assistance.

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