HANDS Across Haiti

<center>Humanitarian Alliance and Network Development Strategy</center>

This network is exclusively for humanitarian support personnel presently serving in Haiti, either in part-time or full-time capacity.


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Created by Luke Renner Sep 25, 2008 at 12:03pm. Last updated by Troy Livesay Sep 27, 2008.

New Tab

We've added a new tab called 'Resources' where you can find, well, resources! 

For starters there is a directory of medical resources in Haiti - doctors, labs, clinics, and hospitals available for download. (Thanks Lori!)

Created by Troy Livesay Sep 27, 2008 at 10:58pm. Last updated by Troy Livesay Sep 27, 2008.


If y'all are too busy to dig into the forums... feel free to drop a note out here for all to see!

Created by Luke Renner Sep 25, 2008 at 12:04pm. Last updated by Luke Renner Sep 25, 2008.



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Ric Bonnell is now a member of HANDS Across Haiti
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Kimberly Sorrelle is now a member of HANDS Across Haiti
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Oct 5, 2013
jonathan burns posted a discussion

Need help determine a reliable carrier into Port Cap Haitien or Port Gonaives

We are attempting to coordinate a shipment of solar ovens from the United States to either Port Cap Haitien or Port Gonaives. We've exhausted most resources from the Cap Haitien terminal website. Apparently, carriers are not calling on this Port right now? So we are now considering Port Gonaives.We don't want to go through Port Au Prince because the container is ultimately destined to St Michele de L Atalaye.If anyone can please recommend a reliable carrier into either of those Ports...or…See More
Aug 23, 2013
Mirlande Butler posted a status
"What makes online communities like Hands Across Haiti among others fold? They appear to be vibrant channels of communication and exchanges?"
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Thomas W Hill updated their profile
Nov 15, 2012
Tara Thorn is now a member of HANDS Across Haiti
Oct 27, 2012
Lori Boyko updated their profile
Oct 24, 2012
Matt Van Geest is now friends with Evens Lamour and April Perry
Aug 27, 2012
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Cap Haïtien and surrounding communities.
Aug 27, 2012
Karen Cockerham is now a member of HANDS Across Haiti
Jul 29, 2012
Shannon Kelley is now a member of HANDS Across Haiti
Jul 19, 2012
FRANDY BISSERETH is now a member of HANDS Across Haiti
Jul 5, 2012
Regina Lewis left a comment for Dordy Joseph
"Welcome to Hands Across Haiti! -Regina "
Apr 6, 2012
Dordy Joseph is now a member of HANDS Across Haiti
Mar 19, 2012
Regina Lewis and Ancil Ray Renner are now friends
Mar 1, 2012
Ancil Ray Renner left a comment for Regina Lewis
"Welcome to HANDS Across Haiti Regina. Please tell me how you found us? I served for 20 years on the boards of organizations for the Snyders. Please give my love to Bettie and say hello for me. Blessings, Ray"
Feb 29, 2012

Haiti Medical Missions


Dear HANDS members,

As you may know, I started "HANDS Across Haiti" in 2008 to be a tool of connection for people working in Haiti. "Why aren't more people working together?" That was the question that kicked it off. That's why I started HANDS, to make a way where there was no way.

In the beginning, it was meant to connect people and resources . . . and it did that for a while. Sadly, since its initial launch, HANDS has become bloated and largely ineffectual. Folks hardly log in anymore and it seems the usefulness has faded.

That is not what I wanted HANDS to be. As such, I am preparing to destroy HANDS 1.0, effectively putting it out of its misery. What will replace it is HANDS 2.0.

I cannot really divulge what HANDS 2.0 will look like just yet; that is still being drawn up. What I can say is that the number of members will decrease substantially at first and the expected quality of the tool should notably improve.

I am writing today as a courtesy to tell you that RIGHT NOW would be a good time to go through and archive any important information (blog posts or telephone numbers or addresses) that you may have stored away here. I say that because HANDS 2.0 will be built on a different set of criteria. At first, HANDS 2.0 will be populated by invitation only. Memberships will be distributed less-liberally and it is possible that you may not be allowed back in.

Please know that this is about improving the tool and not about attacking anyone. I invite your reactions and feedback but will not acknowledge angry or mean-spirited attacks. If you are eager to be a part of HANDS 2.0 and wish to be included in the first wave of invitations, simply email me at lrenner@firesideinternational.org with a message that says something along those lines. I would also suggest that you give me some reason (one sentence or so) about why you belong in the ongoing conversation. While your importance may seem obvious to you, there are so many folks currently signed in, it's hard for me to keep track of who is doing what. That one sentence will really go a long way in setting up the first wave of invitations.

Ultimately, I am really very grateful that HANDS 1.0 was able to connect so many people and accomplish so many great things. In fact, it is my gratitude that pushes me to see HANDS improve. I know that good tools matter and that sometimes, advances can only be made by taking a step back.

I look forward to your response.

Luke Renner
Founder - HANDS Across Haiti

HANDS Across Haiti members.

To add your "pin" to the map, you will need a free GMAIL ACCOUNT. Also, please ZOOM using the '+' and '-' buttons on the map controls. I am trying to figure out how to force a default "zoom level." Right now it is zoomed in VERY CLOSE. Try this: - Click "View Larger Map" to go to the Google Maps page.

- Beneath this map, please click "View Larger Map" to open Google Maps.
- LOG IN to your GMAIL account (you MUST have a GMAIL account).
- After logging in, the "Edit" button should appear (left hand column, mid-way down). If it does NOT appear, please close the page and re-open from the HANDS site. Now you should see the "Edit" button.
- Once there, click the "Edit" button.
- After clicking the "Edit" button, the tools should appear along the upper edge of the map.
- Grab a pin and drop it where you are, then fill in the appropriate information.
- When finished, click the "Save" button where the "Edit" button used to be.
- You're finished!

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