Ambassadors of HOPE
On International Volunteer Day, I’m delighted to honor our Ambassadors of HOPE – the men and women who volunteer their time to save lives and improve health care across the globe each year. This year, 365 HOPE volunteers devoted over 68,400 hours to this mission in 23 countries. This amazing accomplishment is valued at $3.65 million in volunteer support.
Helping Indonesia’s Health Workers Through a Crisis
Ibu Rizka is trained for the worst. She has seen patients in their darkest hours and endured the agony of searching for colleagues who don’t report to work after disasters, their fates unknown. Now, the Indonesian emergency room nurse and Disaster and Crisis Management Coordinator is coping with the aftermath of more tragedy, following the earthquake and tsunami that hit Central Sulawesi on September 28.