Volunteer-powered Relief

With both the frequency and intensity of natural disasters on the rise around the globe, there’s an urgent need for a more thoughtful approach to the way we respond and help impacted communities recover.

When a natural disaster strikes, we arrive early and stay late to address the immediate and long-term needs of affected-communities. We work alongside the local residents and deploy our unique volunteer model to enable direct impact — helping families and communities recover by building safe, resilient schools, homes and other community infrastructure.

The communities we serve are not only vulnerable in terms of natural disasters, but also financially. By building in a disaster resilient way, we better prepare them for future events.

Thanks to passionate volunteers, donors and partners, we’ve provided nearly 15 years of disaster relief support to over 1.1 million people and we have active programs around the world today.


“It’s insanely overwhelming to see how people from various walks of life, coming in from different places, despite their race, religion or gender, have united for one noble cause. It restores my faith in humanity.”
Ritam Mazinder Baruah
(India) – Volunteer
Of Every Dollar Spent On Our Programs

Smart Response

We’re rethinking disaster relief with our Smart Response model.

RESPONSE: Immediately after a disaster, we carefully listen to the community to identify their greatest needs, effectively begin response work and create a long-term action plan.

RECOVERY: Where needed, we make a long-term commitment to build disaster-resilient homes, schools, daycare facilities and community centers — the hubs of every community.

RESILIENCE: By laying out and constructing disaster-resilient buildings to code, we ensure the structures are stronger and more sustainable to weather future disasters.

RENEWAL: We live in the communities where we serve and become a part of them. This leads volunteers to uncover new ways to help, which invariably brings fresh ideas and creative solutions.


Lives Impacted
Volunteer Nationalities
Disaster Programs
Countries Served
Schools Completed
Children Back To School

Active Programs

Volunteers are the driving force in our ability to serve disaster-affected communities around the world. Sign up today to join our network of diverse, dedicated and inspiring volunteers.
Tropical Storm Imelda Relief Sep 2019-Present
Hurricane Dorian Relief Aug 2019-Present
Florida Relief Oct 2018-Dec 2019
Texas Relief Sep 2017-Aug 2020
Mexico Relief Jan 2019-Dec 2019
Puerto Rico Relief Jan 2018-Mar 2020
Nepal Relief Apr 2015-May 2020
Mozambique Relief Nov 2019-Present

Top U.S. Charity

Ninety-six cents of every dollar donated is spent on our programs, which is one reason we’re rated in the top 9% of U.S. charities evaluated by Charity Navigator, the most trusted charity assessment organization.

“I used to contribute regularly to another well-known relief entity, but when I investigated them on Charity Navigator and Charity Watch, “All Hands and Hearts” outranked my former choice in every category. Thanks for all you do!” – Monthly donor


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