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Sometimes You Have to See the Little Picture

Project Minot is now host to five more of All Hands finest. We’ve had a good number of alum through the doors and yesterday we were joined by Jiella, Jeremey, Andrew, Alejandro and the newest member of the team, HR Manager Shelly. Not only will they be schmoozing with the town’s big wigs and leading members of US disaster management agencies but, of course, they’re all looking forward to getting their hands dirty again. With the vast majority of our staff coming up from the ranks of volunteers we all love to get back to what made us fall in love with the organization; the hands on field work that so obviously and profoundly impacts the communities we go to.

It can be hard to see the little picture from your desk at the office, booking volunteers, finding and scheduling jobs, coordinating with national and international groups. It’s working alongside a homeowner, helping them prepare their ruined homes for rebuilding, seeing a house go from soggy mess to bare studs, empty but clean, that reminds you what your desk bound efforts help to achieve – one family that much closer to recovery. And one more family after that.


About Jess UK

Fell in love with the crazy, inspiring, all-or-nothing world of disaster response and the wonderfully ridiculous, hard-working people who are drawn to it. Currently working in the Philippines as part of the recovery efforts after Typhoon Washi/Sendong! Want to know more? Check out disasterchasers.wordpress.com.


2 thoughts on “Sometimes You Have to See the Little Picture

  1. Love the blog and missing everyone… Want to get my hands dirty again! Bah humbug to beautiful clean nails.

    Posted by Dominique-Photographer | August 17, 2011, 8:10 pm

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