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Helping Hand USA’s Diverse Programs Positively Touch Over 11 Million Lives in 2020

Countless families begin the winter praying they will all remain alive once it has passed. An estimated 150 million people worldwide are homeless and 1.6 billion lack adequate housing

Published on December 29, 2020

Helping Hand for Relief and Development’s (HHRD) diverse programs and projects changed the lives of 11,026,333 people across the globe this year. The COVID-19 pandemic posed an immediate threat to those living in poverty, refugee populations, and daily wage workers. Without the proper tools to maintain hygienic conditions and prevent the spread of the virus, communities were exposed to the worst possible outcome. Based on proper needs assessments, HHRD international teams immediately began distributing hygiene kits, food packages, and personal protection equipment for 1,091,668 people worldwide.

The generosity of HHRD’s donor base, volunteers, and supporters did not go unnoticed. A total of 231 companies matched 3,586 donations made to HHRD, providing donors’ opportunity to double their impact. This support helped programs such as Orphans Support, Skills Development and Livelihood, In-Kind Gifts, Education Support, and Water for Life to assist another 8,155,068 people.

This year, along with COVID-19, saw its share of natural disasters from monsoon rain flooding to cyclones and typhoons. HHRD’s Emergency Relief program helped provide immediate humanitarian relief to 251,894 people. Despite restrictions on travel, commemorating religious holidays through HHRD’s Seasonal program allowed 1,305,455 people to enjoy the happiness of their holidays in the safety of their homes through food packages, gifts, and new clothing & toys.

To ensure that marginalized members of society were not neglected, HHRD helped 166,446 people with proper medical assistance through the Healthcare and Nutrition, Comprehensive Physical Rehab, and Children with Disabilities programs.

Those who are interested in learning more about HHRD’s current Global Winter Provisions program can visit

Ranked among the top 3% of 9,000+ NGOs, HHRD has received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator over the past nine years. HHRD is a member of Inter-Action as well as an accredited charity by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. With an overall score of 98.23 out of 100, HHRD has earned the trust of US donors.

Newsdesk Editor