All Hands and Hearts

aka All Hands Volunteers, Inc.   |   Mattapoisett, MA   |  https://www.allhandsandhearts.org

Mission

All Hands and Hearts effectively and efficiently addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters. We communicate directly with local leaders and community members and then deploy our unique model of engaging volunteers to enable direct impact, helping to build safer, more resilient schools, homes and infrastructure. Through volunteer and community engagement, we focus on helping families recover faster after natural disasters using our “smart response” strategy. In doing so, we strengthen both our volunteers and communities in which we serve.

Notes from the nonprofit

HURRICANE IDA UPDATE: Our hearts are with the families affected by Hurricane Ida, which made landfall in Louisiana on August 29th. Our team is already making preparations to respond. For up-to-date information about this work including how to donate and volunteer, please visit our website, www.allhandsandhearts.org.

Ruling year info

2005

Principal Officer

Mr. Erik Dyson

Main address

6 County Road, Suite 6

Mattapoisett, MA 02739 USA

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EIN

20-3414952

NTEE code info

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

International Relief (Q33)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

After a natural disaster strikes, it can take years for communities to fully recover. This often means that families are left struggling for months with the daunting, and often expensive, cleanup tasks before them. These families fall into "gaps in service" in which they cannot (for any variety of reasons) complete the recovery tasks on their own. This is the problem All Hands and Hearts is working to solve; through volunteer and community engagement we aim to help families recover faster after natural disasters using our “smart response" strategy – by rebuilding in a disaster resilient way we prepare them for future events and, through the process, strengthen both volunteers and communities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Nepal Relief - Earthquake Recovery

On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal near the capital city of Kathmandu, the worst of its kind in more than 80 years. More than 9,000 people lost their lives, a further 23,000 were injured and the destruction to infrastructure and homes was massive. The earthquake resulted in more than 5,000 schools being damaged or completely destroyed. On May 12, 2015, a second 7.3 earthquake struck the country, causing further devastation and loss of lives. 72 hours after the first earthquake, All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response were on the ground assisting the affected communities.

After more than five years in Nepal, All Hands and Hearts has touched more than 22,000 lives through our response and recovery efforts, putting families back in homes and children back in schools in the districts of Kathmandu, Sindhupalchowk, Sindhuli and Nuwakot.

The Nepali people are still in dire need and children are still unable to go to school or are attending unsafe, temporary schools. As a result, we have re-focused our efforts on one goal – getting the children of Nepal back to school. We were most recently in Sindhuli, operating our school rebuild as well as our Female Masons Training program. This work alone has helped nearly 400 children have safe spaces to learn and play!

For more information about our work in Nepal, please visit the official program page on our website here: https://www.allhandsandhearts.org/programs/nepal-earthquake-relief/

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

On September 7, 2017, one of the most lethal earthquakes in Mexican history, a devastating 8.2 magnitude quake hit close to the southern state of Chiapas. All Hands and Hearts identified one of the hardest hit communities, the small village of El Jicarero, who lost their school and the opportunity to build a brighter future for their children through education. Our team has been on the ground and partnering with All Hands and Hearts Mexico ever since to reconstruct the schools like Narciso Mendoza Primary school, which included six new classrooms, water, sanitation and hygiene facilities and a computer lab, alongside landscaping and fencing for the site. These classrooms alone enabled at least 151 students to go back to school!

To date - over 2,100 students have been positively impacted by our efforts in Mexico. We are excited to continue repairing and rebuilding schools in here, as we help hundreds more return to safe and resilient learning spaces! For more information about our work in Mexico, please visit the official program page on our website here:

https://www.allhandsandhearts.org/programs/mexico-relief-earthquake-recovery-oaxaca/

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

On September 1 2019, Hurricane Dorian made landfall as a Category 5 hurricane in The Bahamas with wind speeds in excess of 185mph, lashing The Bahamian islands of Great Abaco (pop. ~17,200) and Grand Bahama (pop. ~51,000). After striking The Bahamas, Dorian’s travelling speed slowed to 1 mph over Grand Bahama, prolonging the island’s exposure to life-threatening storm surges of 18-23 feet above normal tide levels. Dorian is the strongest hurricane on record for The Bahamas and has tied a record for the strongest Atlantic hurricane to make landfall.

With immense support from our local and global partners, we’ve committed to working in The Bahamas for at least two years. Our initial focus will be on response work in some of the hardest-hit areas. Our long-term recovery program will target reconstruction in schools, homes and critical community infrastructure (e.g. health clinics, libraries, etc.). We are in the process of opening a second program, which will allow us to make an even more meaningful impact during our time in the Bahamas.

For more information about this program, please visit program page here: https://www.allhandsandhearts.org/programs/hurricane-dorian-relief/

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

On August 27th, Hurricane Laura pounded the Louisiana and Texas coasts, making landfall near Cameron, Louisiana as a Category 4 storm with 150 m.p.h. winds. Hurricane Laura tied the Last Island Hurricane (1856) for the strongest land-falling hurricane in Louisiana on record. While Lake Charles and the surrounding areas are the epicenter of the impact, damage from the storm spans a large area of Louisiana and Southeast Texas. There doesn’t seem to be a building left untouched by Laura’s fierce winds and power outages continue in parts of Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.

Our experience tells us this recovery will be measured not in days or weeks, but months and years. We are prepared to stay for the long-term helping impacted communities recover.

For more details about this program, please visit our site here: https://www.allhandsandhearts.org/programs/hurricane-laura-relief/

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

The 2007 Peru earthquake, which measured 8.0 on the moment magnitude scale, hit the central coast of Peru on August 15, 2007. The cities of Pisco, Ica and Chincha Alta in the Ica region, and San Vicente de Cañete in the Lima region were most affected. The Peruvian government stated that sadly 519 people had lost their lives as a result of the quake and 58,581 houses were destroyed. Twelve years after the earthquake, a high percentage of schools are still affected, posing a considerable risk for children and teachers studying in these schools.

On January 13, 2020, we started work at Institucion Educativa Inicial 140 Kindergarten of Santa Cruz de Villacuri, which was declared unsafe for use by the Civil Defense authority due to the insufficient and precarious structural design of the building. Children continue to study in temporary, prefabricated classrooms in the yard of the school; these conditions provide an unsafe and unsuitable learning environment. As a result, our team set out to rebuild six classrooms, an office/kitchen, toilets, sun shelter and a water retention tank. Additionally staff and volunteers actively partake in community activities and organize renewal projects.

We continue to monitor the situation in Peru and our intention is to return to Ica to complete Program Villacuri as soon as possible. In addition, we are finishing our work on a school repair program—designed to support schools built by Happy Hearts Fund between 2008 to 2011—and we will be constructing a new classroom and kitchen in Arequipa. This school is the ninth and final school to be repaired as part of the legacy project and all work is completed by contractors, who are managed directly by a small Project Development Team in Peru.

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

Bushfires began in Australia in August 2019 and in early November they spread throughout New South Wales (NSW) due to high temperatures and prolonged drought. In early December 2019, the fires spread to Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia and, in early January 2020, to the Australian Capital Territory. The fires burned over 27 million acres across Australia, with approximately 3,102 homes destroyed, including over 2,300 homes in New South Wales.

Our Disaster Assessment Response Team (DART) completed in-depth, ground assessments of two areas of South Australia (Kangaroo Island and Adelaide Hills). Simultaneously, we performed remote outreach and assessments of affected areas in Victoria and New South Wales; based on our findings, we decided to focus our efforts on Kangaroo Island. We are in touch with local partners, and once COVID-19-related restrictions have been lifted, we will reassess the need on Kangaroo Island with the goal of engaging in environmental protection and livelihood support as originally planned.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

On August 29th—exactly 16 years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall—cities along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana were devastated by category 4 Hurricane Ida. Hurricane Ida made landfall near Port Fourchon, Louisiana early Sunday afternoon as a critically dangerous category 4 hurricane with winds of 150 mph—destroying buildings, knocking out power and causing wide-spread flash flooding.

All Hands and Hearts has worked in Louisiana regularly since Hurricane Katrina. Due to the five named storms that made landfall in Louisiana in 2020, All Hands and Hearts has an established program base in the area and has been serving the communities most in need for nearly a year. We will utilize the team there to initially assess the situation and respond immediately and launch a program of volunteers and staff.

For more information about our work, please visit our website here: https://www.allhandsandhearts.org/programs/hurricane-ida-relief/

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Families
Victims of disaster

Where we work

Awards

4 star charity 2019

Charity Navigator - 6 years in a row

Top-Rated Non-profit 2018

GreatNonProfits

Top-Rated 2017

Charity Watch

Top-Ranked 2019

GlobalGiving

Affiliations & memberships

InterAction - Member 2008

AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) 2011

Association of Fundraising Professionals (Young Professional) 2018

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) 2010

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of victims of disasters assisted by organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Our 2020 results were severely impacted by the pandemic as we shut down operations around the world for 6 months.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Volunteer days committed to organization.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We aim to respond in communities struck by natural disasters both effectively and efficiently, based on the unique recovery needs of that community. We shape our goals around the needs of the communities where we work, rebuilding safe, resilient schools, homes and other community infrastructure.

We take a variety of steps, and actively work to develop strategies, to make sure the work we do is impactful and resilient:
-We create an extremely productive and fulfilling experience for volunteers, giving us an ample supply of satisfied volunteers for future projects
- We draw all of our staff from our pool of volunteer alumni so that we have a knowledgeable and dedicated management group
-We encourage knowledge sharing and the development of operational best practices at all levels (from volunteers to management)
- We develop and integrate construction Standard Operating Procedures that help us make sure we are using resilient building materials and consistently effective methods on all projects
- By living within the affected community, and deploying large teams of volunteers directly engaged on a daily basis, we become known and trusted within the community
- We have an open and creative approach to partnering with other organizations by using our flexibility to fill gaps that might exist in other organizations' plans
- We are willing to respond to events anywhere in the world and take advantage of the high profile of major disaster events to capture both volunteer and donor interest
- We are transparent and tangible with proven success; giving faith to our donors who support our organization and faith to our extensive team of current and future volunteers.

-We Are All About Creative Problem Solving.
-We Focus on the Greatest Need.
-While there are almost always multiple communities heavily impacted by a natural disaster, the bulk of the relief efforts are usually focused in limited areas–often driven by media coverage. We, however, are deeply committed to seeking out the most under-served communities which are usually outside of the public eye. As a result, we are often the only organization serving in those communities where damage is as great as–or greater than–more publicized locations.
-We Collaborate with Local, National, and International Partners.
-All Hands and Hearts is committed to rebuilding the communities that we serve in the smartest way possible, which means that:
All Hands and Hearts doesn't just respond to the initial damage sustained from a natural disaster, we stay to help communities recover and rebuild. And while other organizations rush to scale, we practice perseverance. As such, we keep our eye on the long term.

We have successfully operated 119 disaster programs to date with the help of over 61,000 volunteers. This has positively impacted more than 1.2 million lives internationally! We are eager to continue helping disaster-stricken communities and to see these impact numbers reach new heights.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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All Hands and Hearts

Board of directors
as of 8/31/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. David Campbell

Retired

Term: 2005 -


Board co-chair

Petra Nemcova

All Hands and Hearts - Smart Response

Term: 2017 -

David Campbell

Co-founder and chairman, All Hands and Hearts

Eric Friedfeld-Gebaide

Managing Director, Innovation Advisors

Stefanie Chang

Manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Erik Dyson

CEO, All Hands and Hearts

Petra Nemcova

Co-founder and Vice Chair, All Hands and Hearts

Kathleen Kelley

Founder/CEO, Queen Anne's Gate Capital

Ian D’Arcy

Chairman, Tynan D’Arcy

Alan Eland

Governance Committee/Retired

Adam Haber

Principal, ScanlanKemperBard

Carlos Muriel Gaxiola

Independent Board Member

Tina Lindstrom

Partner, FNY Partners

Gretchen McGill

VP Construction, The Davis Companies

Mike Pehl

Managing Partner, Guidepost Growth Equity

Mike Shaklik

Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Laura Winthrop Abbott

Executive VP & COO, U.S.-Japan Council

Diane Banks

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Bronx Community College

Adler Bernard

Product Owner - Global Technology, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Oliver Dachsel

Managing Director, Jefferies

Jane Coughlin

Ex-officio Board Member, All Hands and Hearts

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/03/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data