Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Ringing in the New Year following HHI’s First Fundraiser at the Casual Pint

               What an energizing night at the “Casual Pint” several evenings ago! Humanitarian Health International teamed up with local craft beer market establishment, the “Casual Pint” on December 27th to host its first support and fundraising event. While the seemingly un-ending walls of beers from around the country beckoned to the beer aficionado in us all, there was a palpable excitement in the air as we had the opportunity to discuss HHI, our mission and goals, with all those in attendance from the greater Oak Ridge-Knoxville area, many very long-time friends. Not only are we so grateful to report that the evening greatly exceeded our expectations for raising donations, but, equally if not more impressive, was that we found excited friends and community members willing to donate their own professional services to HHI’s cause. Thank you so much! Here’s to an exciting new year – good cheer and health to all.
-- Humanitarian Health International

Casual Pint/HHI Night
David and long-time friends, the Powells
HHI Rulz!!
Thanks for all the support!

Big Day

Today marks a big day for Humanitarian Health!  With the New Year upon us, we purchased our first plane ticket as an Organization  With the funds raised at The Casual Pint and through other donations, we have accomplish our goals for raising sufficient funds for supplies and travel for our first trip, and could not be happier. We will be going down to Haiti with One Vision International, a nonprofit based out of Knoxville Tennessee. David will be involved in a general medicine clinic as well as making contacts with local providers for future surgical trips. We're very excited about this opportunity and very excited to be going to Haiti.  

John and Amy at One Vision International have been a huge help to us during the time we have been setting up HHI.  They have even been generous enough to allow us to visit their office and see the day-to-day operations and given us a large donation of surgical supplies that they will not be using in their medical clinic.  We are really excited about continuing to work with them in the future and being involved with the trip in February.

Heidi and Phoebe cataloging surgical donations