Heart to Heart International Shipping Medical Supplies Across the Globe
Heart to Heart International was founded in 1992 by Dr. Gary Morsch, who helped deliver medication to victims of the Chernobyl Disaster. Headquartered in Kansas, the organization is now doing it’s part to improve healthcare access in the United States and abroad by distributing resources, conducting training, engaging volunteers, and responding to disasters.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, HHI has distributed ‘Stay Healthy’ kits that include hygiene products to help curb the spread of the virus. The organization has given $2 billion in aid, as well as shipped medical supplies to 131 countries.
Recently the organization deployed medical teams in Haiti after the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that devastated the island nation on August 14th this year as part of their disaster relief response.
In 2020 they responded to the tornado in Tennessee by sending 2,000 hygiene kits to people affected by the disaster.
Throughout September, they are offering COVID-19 vaccinations in Missouri to improve access to this critical vaccine.
HHI sends medical supplies to clinics and medical teams all over the world, including to men, women, and children in refugee camps. They also support lab services such as drawing blood and running tests in underserved communities.
In 2016, HHI created the PowerServ division, which hosts corporate team building events.
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