About Valerie Hellermann

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

March 15: The Protez Prosthetic Center

2023-03-21T00:43:51+00:00March 15th, 2023|Categories: refugee, Ukraine|

UKRAINE CONFILCT   The Protez Prosthetic Center is a joint project with two brothers, both Ukrainian, one living in Minnesota, the other here in Mukachevo. There are over 15,000 amputees and they need prosthetic limbs to heal. This organization has brought over 30 patients to the USA for complex prosthetics . There are over 750 on the [...]

March 12: Delivering Critical Orthopedic Equipment

2023-03-21T00:44:10+00:00March 12th, 2023|Categories: refugee, Ukraine|

UKRAINE CONFILCT   Our team is now in Mukachevo, western Ukraine. Our many bags of trauma supplies have been loaded into a van and are on the way to the front lines in Bekhmut where there are raging battles with many injuries of Ukrainians and Russians.We have delivered critical orthopedic equipment to a trauma surgeon here. He [...]

March 11: HOG Team Back in Ukraine

2023-03-21T00:45:46+00:00March 11th, 2023|Categories: refugee, Ukraine|

UKRAINE CONFILCT   Today our Ukrainian driver picked us up in Budapest, Hungary and we drove to Mukachevo, Ukraine. Crossing the border took a while as we had 17 bags of medical supplies packed to the max.They were filled with trauma supplies including 100 tourniquets, medications and limb-saving orthopedic supplies. The Hungarian border control had us open [...]

Road trip: Where are they now – Part 5

2023-03-03T20:12:33+00:00March 3rd, 2023|Categories: refugee, Where Are They Now?|

These stories will introduce you to refugees we worked with in the Greek camps. We are following their journey and to let them know they have not been forgotten.SH - 36 year old, family of four from AfghanistanFrom Afghanistan they traveled by car to Iran, stayed only one week in Iran and slept in a park.  [...]

Road trip: Where are they now – Part 4

2023-03-04T18:48:37+00:00March 1st, 2023|Categories: refugee, Where Are They Now?|

These stories will introduce you to refugees we worked with in the Greek camps. We are following their journey and to let them know they have not been forgotten.NM - 32 year old, single man from AfghanistanHe has a two year certificate in Business Management and speaks seven languages: Pashtu, Persian, Urdu-Hindi, Turkish, German, English and [...]

Road trip: Where are they now – Part 3

2023-03-02T23:56:13+00:00February 25th, 2023|Categories: refugee, Where Are They Now?|

These stories will introduce you to refugees we worked with in the Greek camps. We are following their journey and to let them know they have not been forgotten. AS - 22 year old, single man from Afghanistan Met AS in Lesvos, Greece where we worked together. He showed us the seven badges he had for [...]

Road trip: Where are they now – Part 2

2023-03-02T23:50:58+00:00February 24th, 2023|Categories: refugee, Where Are They Now?|

These stories will introduce you to refugees we worked with in the Greek camps. We are following their journey and to let them know they have not been forgotten. SKT is a 44 year old with his wife and children from Afghanistan. In Lesvos, Greece he was a translator with a medical NGO in the camp. [...]

Road trip: Where are they now – Part I

2023-03-02T23:51:24+00:00February 24th, 2023|Categories: refugee, Where Are They Now?|

These stories will introduce you to refugees we worked with in the Greek camps. We are following their journey and to let them know they have not been forgotten. M.A. - 33 years old single man from Afghanistan Met M.A. in Greece where he was a volunteer worker at the NGO:  Home for All. He left [...]

June 4: Delhi & Buy Supplies

2022-08-04T23:06:30+00:00June 4th, 2022|Categories: Dehli, Zanskar|

Delhi has been a high of 110 degrees. Thank goodness it is dry heat, yet still heat. Plenty of a.c. in buildings. This country has 1.38 billion people and 25 million people in Delhi. If you don’t like lots of honking and noise, don’t come to Delhi. People in the city walk in a rush, [...]

May 24: Ukraine Update

2023-01-18T17:51:48+00:00May 24th, 2022|Categories: refugee, Ukraine|

UKRAINE CONFILCTHands On Global team continues serving IDPs on the ground in Chernavitzi. Due to gas shortages the team has had to move from the Romanian border town of Siret into Chernavitzi city. This is a bit unsettling as there are daily air raids but there is no other option.The shelters are still housing many IDPs [...]

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