The destruction and flooding left in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas has impacted tens of thousands. “I think all of us can imagine what it would be like for us to lose our home, to be stuck in a shelter,” shared Martha Newsome, President and CEO of Medical Teams International.

A faithful volunteers pack Hygiene Kits after Hurricane Harvey

Volunteers pack supplies into Hygiene Kits for families affected by Hurricane Harvey.

As Texas moves beyond the rescue phase, Medical Teams is responding in the recovery phase, as the needs of evacuees increase. We are working with partners on the ground to distribute Hygiene Kits—stocked with things like soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste, washcloths, and more—to give dignity and comfort to families who have lost everything.

Buying products in bulk and working with local volunteers to pack the Hygiene Kits keeps costs low. At $7 each to purchase and ship a Hygiene Kit for a family, it’s an easy way to have a big impact.

We are dedicated to respond to disasters and help meet the urgent health needs of people impacted by crisis. We are thankful to have partners around the world who enable us to reach difficult places with vital care and supplies. We are also thankful for our local volunteers who share their time to pack and ship medical supplies—from Hygiene Kits for hurricane victims to surgical tools for hospitals in Syria.

Our prayers are with those who lost homes and whose communities were destroyed by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath.

As the US braces for more hurricanes, we remain ready to respond to meet urgent needs.

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