Following a natural disaster there is often an outpouring of concern for those affected and a great deal of motivation to help people on the road to recovery. All Hands harnesses that energy to bring positive change to a disaster affected community using volunteer labor. These are reviews from participants in successful All Hands programs that completed their goals and are now closed.
Programs alumni participated in include the following:
- Project Pagatpat: is the next phase of our response to Typhoon Sendong and we'll be building a further 88 permanent, dignified homes for displaced families. More than fifteen months since devastating flash floods swept through this disaster-prone city, thousands of residents are still living in increasingly uncomfortable temporary homes, or depending on friends and family for living space. As time goes by, the temptation to move back to the flood zone increases. Whether it is digging foundations, laying blocks or painting walls, we're counting on volunteers as a vital addition to our construction crew. No special skills or previous experience. This project is now closed.
- Project Bohol: All Hands Project Bohol opened its doors just two weeks after the devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the Visayas region of the Philippines. We will host to up to 45 volunteers per day from all over the world who want to participate in the relief efforts. Our initial focus will be removing rubble and debris from properties and demolishing unsafe structures. Using volunteer power we can do this with minimal damage to the building materials, giving them back to the family for rebuilding. This project is now closed.