All Hands Volunteers 2015 Annual Report

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We’ve learned a lot in our first ten years... As I write this note in August 2015, we have 6 projects underway - and they represent our breadth, diversity, and creativity. Rebuild projects in Brooklyn and Detroit, and a flood response in Kentucky, indicate a US based capability that earned us national recognition last year.

photo credit: Timothy Alexander Phillips

Our Nepal earthquake response is scaling up, while our Philippines rebuild for homes is coming to a successful conclusion. And our first project in Africa, well drilling in Malawi after flooding there, is underway. We’ve combined the passionate commitment of 32,000 volunteers with the support of over 16,000 donors, organized by a seasoned and committed staff, to be on the scene quickly, but stay when needed (and funded) to help communities recover from overwhelming natural disasters. It’s a beautiful thing that we’ve all created, together.​ Thank you, David Campbell, Founder

TABLE OF CONTENTS 02. Who We Are 04. What We Do 06. Where We Help 08. Project Nepal Response 02.

10. Project Leyte Rebuild 12. Project Malawi Rebuild 14. Project Detroit Rebuild 16. Project Brooklyn Rebuild

A decade of disaster relief. Though ten years may seem like a short time to some, it is a great milestone and achievement in the history of All Hands. We have successfully shown that our model of embedding ourselves in a community, listening to what the needs are, and then empowering staff and volunteers to creatively find ways to solve unmet needs not only works, but thrives. This has not gone unnoticed as this year we have partnered with a record number of groups, both large and small, to leverage our collective ability to help communities on the road to recovery. Nowhere else have I so consistently witnessed the compassion and selflessness that I see in our volunteers, staff, and supporters. Time and time again these people hear the call to action and do everything in their power to help survivors of natural disasters. I am privileged to work for such an amazing and impactful organization and look forward to all that we will accomplish in the coming months and years. With gratitude, Erik Dyson, CEO

18. Project Samar Rebuild 20. Corporate Partners & Donors 22. Financials 23. Volunteer Stats & Board Members

All Hands Volunteers is a US-based, 501(c)3 non-profit organization (founded in 2005) that addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters by engaging and leveraging volunteers, partner organizations and local communities. Our vision is to demonstrate the power and value of volunteer service through the tangible work done, the hope it brings to suffering communities and the transformative experiences it provides for volunteers. 03.

Delivering Help As Diverse as the Communities We Serve


Over the past ten years, All Hands has managed to impact the lives XXX people affected by natural disasters. Over the past ten years, All Hands has helped tens of thousands of families affected by natural disasters and engaged over 32,000 With natural disasters continuing to pose a threat to communities both domestically and abroad, All Hands’ has become a leader volunteers on 56 projects in the US and abroad. In the process, we have developed an expertise in project and volunteer management. of NGOs utilizing localposing and international volunteers for relief efforts. Hands’ model empowering a diverse groupaof people, with With natural disasters an increasing threat to communities bothAlldomestically andof abroad, All Hands has become global leader various skill sets, to solve unmet needs has propelled the organization into the larger NGO relief space. in mobilizing local and international volunteers for disaster relief efforts. Our model is simple, yet multi-dimensional: we empower a diverse group of people with varying skill sets to solve unmet needs.

2015 saw All Hands hosting a project in Malawi. It was a first project in Africa. After January’s severe floods in Malawi that displaced This year saw All Hands launching a project Malawi, ourour firstteam project in Africa. the As this report goes to press, our Rebuild team in Nepal hundreds of thousands and destroyed vitalinresources, completed Response Phase and now is wellcontinues underto respond to the two worst earthquakes in over 80 years, and plans for rebuilding are underway. Our ongoing work continued in way. This past Spring, Nepal saw two of the worst earthquakes in over 80 years. Our DART team was on the ground within the days Philippines with a number of home and and school rebuilds, including a unique building project Samar. Here in the States, engaged helping in the creation of shelters temporary learning centers and it boat was established thatinwe would have a long termwe presence in a variety of rapid response projects: snow removal Boston to floodof relief effortsSamar-our in Texas and Kentucky. recovery there. The Philippines saw more corefrom home rebuilds andinthe completion Satelittle unique boatMeanwhile, building project. Here projects continued in Detroit and New York. The end of our Red Cross-funded home repair project in Brooklyn wrapped up nearly three in the States, we had a variety of smaller projects: from snow removal in Boston, to flood relief efforts in Texas and Kentucky. One years of Hurricane Sandy relief projects. Flood damage repair work in Detroit came on the heels of a massive flood response project thing has stayed consistent in spite nature’s uncertainty-our repeat volunteers. They kept coming back and the numbers grew... in which our volunteers mucked and gutted 410 of the city’s basements. As we finish our busiest year to date, we are more confident Our to communities sets us apart and makesfor usthe a compelling organization for partner NGOs and corporate partners. thancommitment ever of our ability to help disaster-stricken communities next 10 years. 54 projects in 10 countries have demonstrated that we’re making a real difference. Here’s to the next decade!


How We’re Making An Impact All Hands has developed a track record for completing high-quality projects on time and on budget amidst the chaos of disaster zones. Local and international NGOs and government agencies have increasingly sought us out as an implementing partner to help build their capacity: All Hands offers them project management expertise and a multi-skilled labor force which gives “surge capacity” for addressing the needs of disasterstricken communities.

100K+ families impacted




10 Years of Disaster Response & Rebuild Active Projects Projects Completed in 2015

INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS 01. 2004 HandsOnThailand, Bang Tao, Thailand, Tsunami 03. 2006 Project Yogjakarta, Sawit, Indonesia, Earthquake 04. 2006 Project Santo Domingo, Philippines, Typhoon 05. 2007 Project Pisco, Peru, Earthquake 06. 2007 Project Rayenda, Bangladesh, Cyclone 10. 2008 Project Gonaives, Haiti, Hurricane 13. 2009 Project Sungai Geringging, Indonesia, Earthquake 18. 2010-2012 Project Leogane, Haiti, Earthquake 24. 2011 Project Tohoku, Japan, Tsunami 25. 2012 Project Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, Typhoon 31. 2013 Project Pagatpat Rebuild, Philippines, Typhoon 37. 2013 Project Bohol Response, Philippines, Earthquake 38. 2013 Project Leyte Response, Philippines, Typhoon 41. 2014 Project Leyte Rebuild, Philippines, Typhoon 46. 2015 Project Samar Response, Typhoon 48. 2015 Project Malawi Response, Flooding 50. 2015 Project Samar Rebuild, Philippines, Typhoon 52. 2015 Project Nepal Response, Kathmandu, Earthquake 55. 2015 Project Nepal Response, Sindhpalchok, Earthquake 56. 2015 Project Malawi Rebuild, Flooding


Project Nepal

DOMESTIC PROJECTS (US) 02. 2005 HandsOnUSA, Biloxi, Mississippi, Hurricane Katrina 07. 2008 Project Gassville, Arkansas, Tornado 08. 2008 Project Newton County, Missouri, Tornado 09. 2008 Project Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Flooding 11. 2009 Project Mena, Arkansas, Tornado 12. 2009 Project Gowanda, New York, Flooding 14. 2010 Project Cedar Rapids Rebuild, Flooding 15. 2010 Project Rhode Island, Flooding 16. 2010 Project Tennessee, Flooding 17. 2010 Project Jasper County, Iowa, Flooding 19. 2011 Project Alabama, Tornado 20. 2011 Project St. Louis, Missouri, Tornado 21. 2011 Project Springfield, Massachusetts, Tornado 22. 2011 Project Minot, North Dakota, Flooding 23. 2011 Project Catskills, New York, Hurricane 26. 2012 Project Morgan County, Kentucky, Tornado 27. 2012 Project Duluth, Minnesota, Flooding 28. 2012 Project MS Gulf Coast, Hurricane 29. 2012 Project Staten Island, Superstorm Sandy 30. 2012 Project Long Island Response, Superstorm Sandy 32. 2013 Project Moore Response, Oklahoma, Tornado 33. 2013 Project Long Island Rebuild, Superstorm Sandy 34. 2013 Project Colorado Response, Flooding 35. 2013 Project Staten Island Rebuild, Superstorm Sandy 36. 2013 Project Central Illinois Response, Tornado 39. 2014 Project Mayflower Response, Arkansas, Tornado

Project Texas, USA

40. 2014 Project Itawamba Response, Mississippi, Tornado 42. 2014 Project Colorado Rebuild, Flooding 43. 2014 Project Pilger Response, Nebraska, Tornado 44. 2014 Project Hawaii Response, Tropical Storm 45. 2014 Project Detroit Response, Flooding 47. 2015 Project Boston Response, Snow Removal 49. 2015 Project Brooklyn Rebuild, Superstorm Sandy 51. 2015 Project Detroit Rebuild, Flooding 53. 2015 Project Texas Response, Flooding 54. 2015 Project Kentucky Response, Flooding


Project Nepal Response On April 25th, a 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal near the capital city of Kathmandu, More than 9,000 people were killed, and 23,000 were injured. An estimated 2.8 million people were affected by this quake, the worst of its kind in more than 80 years.

What Our Beneficiaries Have to Say (Not-Pictured): “When the earthquake destroyed my house, I felt like a paralyzed person, not knowing how to rebuild my life. For me, my house and family is everything. All Hands coming over here and making this home for me is godsend. Now I have the will and courage to move forward and rebuild my life. The one good thing about the earthquake is introducing me to All Hands and meeting all the volunteers from all around the world. I will forever be thankful to the volunteers and All Hands for the support.� - Sanu Putuwar, 50 Homes for Nepal Beneficiary





Project Leyte Rebuild On November 8, 2013 the strongest storm ever recorded, Super Typhoon Haiyan, made landfall and wreaked havoc on the islands of Leyte and Samar, Philippines. Over 6 million people were left displaced in its aftermath, with over 90 percent of structures damaged or destroyed in Tacloban. Now almost two years into our long-term recovery efforts, we are concentrating on rebuilding homes and light infrastructure to return the communities of Tacloban to a sense of normalcy.

What Our Beneficiaries Have to Say (Not Pictured): “I’m very thankful to All Hands sponsors and volunteers for the effort that they show us poor people, we can’t build this house on our own, that is why we are very thankful to all of you... it came not only from your hands but from your deepest heart. Thank you All Hands. My family and I salute you.”

- Nestor Inte


Project Malawi Rebuild In January 2015, torrential rain caused mass flooding throughout Southern Malawi. Roughly 1.15 million people were impacted by the floods, and an estimated 336,000 were displaced from their home. Now in the Rebuild Phase of recovery, All Hands is focusing on temporary shelter construction and well digging as long-term priorities. Volunteers will be working to dig and brick 48 wells for the farmers who currently have no access to water. By having easy and safe access to water, farming co-ops will once again be able to operate and provide food and livelihoods to communities.

What Our Beneficiaries Have to Say (Not Pictured): “Our President created the green belt, with the dream of giving farming to all of Malawi. These wells you are digging are part of that dream coming true.� - Fexco (son of a farmer All Hands is helping)


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Project Detroit Rebuild In August of 2014, Detroit sustained severe flooding after days of torrential rainfall. This year, All Hands won the Make A Difference Day Award for the work accomplished in Detroit, MI. Make a Difference Day is the nation’s largest annual day of volunteerism and an initiative of USA Today in collaboration with Newman’s Own, Points of Light and Gannet Co. Each year, the initiative honors those who went above and beyond to help those in need and awards them with a $10,000 grant to continue making a positive impact on communities.

What Our Beneficiaries Have to Say (Pictured): “That is how it has been since I met All Hands that day. Perfect timing, help and encouragement. Thanks to them, there is hope and miracles do happen.” – Odessa Willis, Detroit Homeowner 14.



Project Brooklyn Rebuild In January 2015, All Hands Volunteers was awarded a $500,000 grant from the American Red Cross to fund our tested rebuild program in Brooklyn. The arrangement is a validation of the work we’ve done in New York since Superstorm Sandy, which includes two response and two rebuild projects in Long Island and Staten Island.

What Our Beneficiaries Have to Say (Not Pictured):

“We remember the Thanksgiving after Sandy, when we were cold and trying to put our lives back together, how two volunteers from the Red Cross showed up with a hot meal. But months later it seemed like no one would help and people seemed to stop caring, even calling us lucky or wondering why we were still complaining. Now you [All Hands Volunteers] are here and we realize again that people still care and are willing to help.” – Aksana Samoylov, Brooklyn Homeowner


Project Samar Rebuild Typhoon Hagupit struck the island of Samar, Philippines on December 6, 2014. As initial response activities wound down, in mid-January volunteers began repairing fishing boats, aiming to restore livelihoods in the predominantly fishing-dependent communities of Poblacion and Calampong in Western Samar. By the end of July 2015, teams of local and international volunteers repaired and rebuilt a total of 87 boats and distributed repair manuals to those families served. Through a collaborative design process with our local boat builder and international site supervisor, 34 boats were replaced with a completely new plywood design. This offered the community an alternative to traditional materials, which was sourced mainly through illegal logging. Project Samar has recently transitioned its focus to Eastern Samar, to construct a two-story evacuation center in the municipality of Hernani.

What Our Beneficiaries Have to Say (Not Pictured): “All Hands was the first to come here and help us. Nobody had ever come here before. All Hands is awesome because they came to help and fulfilled their promises.� - Gerardo Cabuenas



On behalf of the entire All Hands family, thank you to our generous donors!

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Airlink All Hands UK Trust Anonymous Gay and David Campbell Humedica International Aid International Organization for Migration Karakin Foundation Seva Foundation Southwest Airlines Wayne Metro Community Action Agency The Ziff Family

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Ian D’Arcy Asami and Benjamin Ferguson Catholic Relief Services FGX International, Inc. Gabriella and Marco Sala Google, Inc. Goulston & Storrs Counsellors at Law IGT Interlaken Foundation, Inc. Operation Blessing Foundation, Philippines United Methodist Committee on Relief

Barbara Brizdle Center for Orthodox Christian Studies - St. Andrew House Cloudsplitter Foundation Creative Market Labs, Inc. Development Centers, Inc. Fifth Third Bank Medtronic, Inc. Monsanto Fund Morgridge Family Foundation Music For Relief Randa and Michael Pehl Stanley Black and Decker, Inc. Streetlights U.S. Venture/Schmidt Family Foundation

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Anonymous (2) Ansara Family Foundation Barbara Schoenberg Charitable Fund Biogen Carl E. Kessler Family Foundation Credit Suisse The Dan Fredinburg Foundation Eileen Fisher, Inc. Fish Family Foundation Frans. P. Guepin Living Trust Harmes C. Fishback Foundation Liz and Eric Gebaide Lauren and Paul Gudonis Renee and Adam Haber W. T. Hammond Innovation Advisors JP Morgan Chase Kulczyk Foundation Paul Margolis Newman’s Own, Inc. Lee Rawlings Andrew Rudnick Snug Harbor Cultural Center Stihl Southwest, Inc. 3M USA Nancy Wadhams Elisabeth and Robert Wilmers Wordstream Leslie and Howard Zemsky

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Anonymous Accurate Safety Distributors, Inc. Airbnb Autodesk Foundation The Boston Foundation Mary Ann and Robert Budin Carlos And Elizabeth Heath Foundation Chambers Family Foundation, Inc. Clean Ones Cares Pam and Bruce Coleman Rachel Cook Costco Wholesale Japan Ltd. Crisp Family Foundation Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP April and Kris Cyr Domenico Paulon Foundation Ekamai International School Joanne and Alan Eland Gary P. Hall Endowment Fund Judy Hamilton Harris Publications Connie Hershey Gwen Howard Jade Howe Interstate Restoration Cynthia and Jack LaMothe Macquarie Group Foundation Limited McCarty Family Foundation, Inc. Saira and Rob Minter Andrew Morse Mulroy Family Foundation Hodgson Russ Mary Noble Ashvinkumar Patel Point72 Asset Management, L.P. Jade Poon Ravana LLC Serengetee Shawmut Design and Construction Veronica Shumack Henry Takata The Fuller Foundation The Woods Church The Trull Foundation

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Anonymous (9) Diane Accica Adam F. and Judith H. Ambielli Foundation Susan and William Anderson Anna Geleris Foundation Assured Guaranty Ayco Company, L.P. Steve Baxley Baycoast Bank Derek Bednarski Bonfire Entertainment Beth Bonham Micheal Boninger Breakstone Family Fund Helen Brierley Michele Bruno Catholic Charities Community Service Charitable Choices Charles E. and Dorothy K. Brown Foundation Joe Chouinard Rosemary Clark Melissa and Ryan Collamati Robert Comfort Colleen Cooper and Dave Bloom Holdings Coril Roland Cyr Gerard Dalvano Rebecca De Villa Karen Denardo Desmarais Family Charitable Fund Heidi and Jason Dubreuil Dynavax Technologies Martin Di Meola Christine Doyle Joane and Bernard Dumont Debbi and Erik Dyson Colleen and William Earle Todd Eisenbud Equilend US Mark Fariborz FedEx Global Citizenship Michael Fenton Mary Boone and Jack Ferrebee

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Travis Fiacco Fischel and Dina Scholsohn Foundaton, Inc. Beth Floor Focus Fund Joseph Foust Peter Friedfeld Izzy Friedfeld-Gebaide Gerald and Sandra Lippes Foundation, Inc. Mark Gorsuch Patricia and John Goss Hayley Green Anthony Grillo Brian Gustafson Habitat for Humanity, St. Vrain, Co. Tracee and Paul Hammond Miriam Hancock Jenny and Chris Hart Beez and Jan Hazen Sister Marie Hogan Home Depot New York Dan Hughes The Hwang Foundation J.C.C. Fund of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Christie Jeffers Susan Jewell Jewish Community Center of Staten Island Mark Johnson Mbago Kaniki Keen Footwear Doris and John Keiser Andrew Kerr Liz and Peter Kirkwood Brian Kitchener Abigail Koenig William Koenigsberg Catherine Lino Alfre Linton Lauren and David A. Liu Local Independent Charities of America Nathan Lunt Joella Lykouretzos

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Jan Maddern Chris Magnone Amitava Majumdar Rebecca Manson Gabby Maass Camille Masson Fred Maynard Sara and James McClure Madeleine McQueeney Thomas M. McSteen Michael P. Mello Milestone Golf Club Milestone New York, LLC Thomas Miller Kaili and Darius Monsef Alexander F. Moore Melissa Moscola Cynthia Moser Much Shelist, P.C National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster Nationwide Building Society Naval Station Norfolk Chapel ROF New York Annual Conference Joan and Carter Norris James Northrup Old Rochester Regional High School Opus Advisors, LLC. Pandoo Foundation Seijal Parajuli Stan Peake Joao Pedro Farinha Phantom Laboratory Philippine American Chamber of Commerce Thomas Polk Joshua Putnam Pennee Raffetto Alvaro Rivas Martha Rocha Roslyn Middle School Extra Classroom Activities Fund Rowan Companies, Inc. S.W.I.F.T. Pan Americas, Inc. Angelika and Mitchell Sadar

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Salvation Army San Francisco State University Rick Sandler Alexandra and Eric Schoenberg Schoenberg Family Charitable Fund Second Church In Newton Serventi Family Foundation Richard Shapack Kenneth Shwartz Sanda Simanavicius Michelle Sink Donald Steckler Amy and Paul Sutherland Michiyo Suzuki Mia Tengco Thomas P. Waters Foundation Chares Tollinche Henry Tong Unity On The River Bradford Uricchio William And Joanne Moeller Foundation Elijah Williams Barbara and Michael Williams Laura Winthrop-Abbott and Spencer Abbott Abel R. Yarrozu Janice and Thomas A. Young


Financials (unaudited projected FY2015 financial results) Fiscal Year 2015 was our strongest year ever with regard to overall revenue received, and we were able to leverage this support with over 86% of all funds spent on direct programs. Even though we were spread geographically more than ever before, with work in four countries in three continents, we ensured funds were effectively deployed to help those in need as total administrative/fundraising costs were just 14% - the top tier of efficiency as measured by third party rating agencies. Fundraising Expenses Administrative Expenses

Total Revenue:


Program Expenses:


US: Philippines: Nepal Malawi Program Support:

$1,390,917 $1,369,711 $433,671 $204,200 $285,429

Administrative Expenses:


Fundraising Expenses:




Change in Net Assets:


For complete audited financial statements visit


Program Support


5.9% 6.7%


US Programs

4.8% Malawi 10.1% Nepal


Philippines Programs 86% PROGRAM EXPENSES

Board of Directors

Volunteer Statistics 2,758 volunteers, from 82 countries, contributed 33,197 volunteer days of work.



18% 11%









David Campbell (Founder & Chair)

Erik Dyson (Executive Director)

Stefanie Chang Consultant at Deloitte

Ian D’Arcy Chairman, Tynan D’Arcy

Jack Ferrebee Partner at Hofheimer/ Ferrebee, P.C.

Eric Gebaide Managing Director, Innovation Advisors

Adam Haber Owner of Aldea and Lupulo Restaurants

Peter S. Kirkwood, Esq. Founder, The Workshop Brewing Company, The Remedy Café, Michigan

Michael McQueeney Founding Partner, Summer Street Capital

Darius A. Monsef IV Founder & CEO, Fanhandle

Mike Pehl Partner, North Bridge Growth Equity

Sanda Simanavicius CAO at Sandia Holdings, LLC.

Trevor Stedke Vice President Technical Services, Southwest Airlines

Nick Taranto Co-founder and CEO of

Laura Winthrop Senior Vice President, U.S. - Japan Council 51% MALE VOLUNTEERS



All Hands Volunteers is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Annual Report 2015

Email: Phone: 508-758-8211 All Hands Volunteers, 6 County Road, Suite 6, Mattapoisett, MA 02739 USA US Tax ID: 20-3414952 UK Charity Number: 1139938 Philippines Tax No: 429-953-584

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