All Hands and Hearts Deploys Disaster Assessment Response Team for Kentucky Tornadoes

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MATTAPOISETT, Mass., Dec. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — **STORY SOURCES AVAILABLE**

Understand the Assessment and Recovery Plan for Kentucky Tornado Outbreak from the All Hands and Hearts Disaster Experts

International disaster relief organization, All Hands and Hearts (AHAH), has deployed a Disaster Assessment and Response Team (DART) to the affected Kentucky region to assess the extent of damage caused by the tornado outbreak that has affected six southern states. This week, AHAH will have boots on the ground and will continue to push toward the worst-affected areas to understand the immediate needs of those affected.

Following a series of tornadoes that ripped through homes, businesses, and entire towns, hundreds of people are still missing, and dozens are presumed dead. Meanwhile, Kentucky’s governor described the tornado as “the most severe and deadly tornado event in Kentucky history”.

AHAH has a long history of supporting disaster hit communities and is able to leverage its experience to quickly aid communities impacted by the tornadoes. The All Hands and Hearts mission necessitates both a quick response to natural disasters and a long-term commitment to assisting communities in rebuilding sustainably.

“We’re closely monitoring the situation with the tornadoes in Kentucky,” said Gary Pitts, Chief Operating Officer of All Hands and Hearts. “When a natural disaster strikes, we arrive early and stay late to address affected communities’ immediate and long-term needs. We collaborate with local residents and use our unique volunteer model to make a direct impact, assisting families and communities in recovering by constructing safe homes and other community infrastructure.”

A team of AHAH disaster relief specialists is talking to alumni and staff who are in the affected area and will coordinate with local, regional, and federal authorities to ascertain where AHAH’s impact can be greatest and then get to work.

All Hands and Hearts is in contact with partners and agencies in the tornado path and welcomes any opportunity to collaborate.

  • Volunteer applications are available here for those who want to register their interest or be kept up to date on volunteer opportunities in response to the tornadoes.
  • Fundraising efforts have been stood up for those who would like to donate. Donations can be made here to assist in Kentucky relief and recovery efforts.

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About All Hands and Hearts

All Hands and Hearts is a volunteer-powered nonprofit that effectively and efficiently addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters around the globe. By listening to local people, and deploying our direct-impact model, we are able to rebuild safe, resilient schools, homes and other community infrastructure. Learn more: allhandsandhearts.org.

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