About Valerie Hellermann

Valerie works endlessly toward her lifetime goal: To build a stronger, healthier, equitable and peaceful global community.

March 18: Liviv was bombed last night

By |2022-04-02T20:11:43+00:00March 18th, 2022|Categories: refugee, Ukraine|

This morning, arriving at another refugee shelter in the university dorm, people were really stressed and exhausted. Liviv was bombed last night and the air raid sirens went off starting at 3 am until 5 am. They go off whenever a missile is detected. The people have to leave their beds and go into a make [...]

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March 17: Saying goodbye to one’s husband …

By |2022-04-02T20:05:25+00:00March 17th, 2022|Categories: refugee, Ukraine|

This morning, crossing the border, we saw 2 youngish-looking women saying goodbye to their husbands. Long hugs, many tears. I couldn’t take their photo and intrude on what could be a final moment between them. I barely held back my tears thinking, could I say goodbye to my husband or son knowing he was an unprepared, [...]

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March 15: Ready to begin tomorrow

By |2022-03-31T01:48:01+00:00March 15th, 2022|Categories: refugee, Ukraine|

Today we got organized. We went through all our medicines and medical supplies, went to a pharmacy in Silet. Tomorrow we start 15 days of refugees centers in Chernivtsi, Ukraine as long as there is no military action. The Ukraine Ministry of Health has approved all our documents and credentials. We have secured a car [...]

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March 13: On the ground

By |2022-05-05T22:54:38+00:00March 13th, 2022|Categories: refugee, Ukraine|

HANDS ON GLOBAL ON THE GROUND IN UKRAINE HOG has been operating in the Ukraine since March 9, 2022.  Each evening since then, the Ukrainian Health Ministry has contacted the HOG team lead and provides their next day’s schedule. The HOG Mobile Clinic is usually assigned to a strategic location to set-up its operation. This [...]

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March 7: HOG is flying to Romania

By |2022-03-31T01:48:44+00:00March 7th, 2022|Categories: refugee, Ukraine|

NEWS UPDATE UKRAINE CRISIS Members of the Hands On Global Medical Team are flying to Romania March 9,2022. They will be joining Refuge4Refugees and setting up a medical clinic in Siret where people are fleeing the war in Ukraine. We will blog from the ground. Donations are needed to assist with medical support and other items [...]

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January 25: Afghan Refugees Settle in Helena, Montana

By |2022-01-26T01:43:16+00:00January 26th, 2022|Categories: HAART, Helena, Montana, refugee|

Through its newly formed Helena Afghan Refugee Resettlement Team, local nonprofit Hands On Global plans to bring about 15 refugees to the area over the coming months. Click on the following links to read the local story from Helena's Independent Record: Helena schools prepare for Afghan refugee students Afghan refugees facing a long road to [...]

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December 15: HARRT Resettles Afghan Refugees in Helena, Montana

By |2022-01-26T01:42:51+00:00December 15th, 2021|Categories: HAART, Helena, Montana, refugee|

Hands On Global has been working with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Montana to resettle Afghan refugees. Members of  HARRT (Helena Afghan Refugee Resettlement Team) have been training with the IRC and are prepared to welcome these refugees to resettle in Helena, Montana. The team is committed to provide and guide access to services [...]

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October 12: Bittersweet thoughts on my way out

By |2021-10-13T16:43:40+00:00October 12th, 2021|Categories: Athens, Greece, Lesbos, Lesvos, refugee|

Six days in Athens and feeling like I know how to get around just one area of town. Traffic is insane. Today I walked for two hours as I don’t know when I’ll be back. Everything seems so expensive — I wonder how the refugees can afford living here if they get asylum. Valerie Hellermann continues to talk with medical [...]

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October 5: What would you do to save your life?

By |2021-10-05T18:21:27+00:00October 5th, 2021|Categories: Greece, Lesbos, Lesvos, refugee|

OMG I am devastated. My friend and colleague “AA” has just received his second asylum rejection today. Hands On Global worked with this man for over six months in the medical clinic. He is a hard worker, always putting in the extra time and energy, with great kindness. This man, from an unnamed African country, had been [...]

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October 2: Back to camp on Lesvos Island

By |2021-10-05T15:03:46+00:00October 2nd, 2021|Categories: Greece, Lesbos, Lesvos, refugee|

I have been in Athens and last evening arrived in Lesvos. It is difficult to figure out what is going on with the refugees situation. We met with the MVI team leaders. They say the island camps have less than 3000 refugees that 1000 s have left for the mainland and there are many homeless [...]

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