Hispaniola Humanitarian Assistance and Relief Team (HHART)

HHART stands for Hispaniola Humanitarian Assistance and Relief Team. HHART missions are supported, organized and led by Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Wasaga Beach, Rotary District 7010 (central Canada).The Team's primary mission is to improve the lives of poor and disadvantaged people (primarily of Haitian heritage) living near Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic by providing much needed medical, dental and other forms of humanitarian assistance.
Contact Us
For general inquiries,  please complete the form below.   Alternatively, you can phone Rotarian Steve at (705)444-4012. Interested in joining us on a Mission? If you are interested in joining us on a mission please subscribe...
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Planned Service Activities
This is a quick summary of the service activities planned. Obviously, since we are primarily self-funded, the actual number and type of projects completed will be determined by how much money we raise. Each project...
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About Rotary
Rotary International promotes Peace through Service. Visit www.Rotary.org to learn more about Rotary.   HHART is inspired and lead by Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Wasaga Beach  and Rotary District 7010.
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Please support HHART service missions and projects with a cash donation. Proceeds go directly towards HHART operations. Feeding programs cost $50 each; mattresses cost $55 each; goats are $125 each; solar lights are $27 each; laying hens (and feed) are $20 each. Donations via PayPal are collected by the Rotary Club of Wasaga Beach on behalf of all HHART missions.
Thank you very much to those who donate for helping improve the lives of those less fortunate. We appreciate your generosity and your support of HHART!

Past and Planned Activities

A few of our past and planned activities.
Many Hands make Light Work!
One of the best parts of being on a HHART Mission is we work with locals and each other!   We work very hard, but we...
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Little Free Library
Little Free Libraries are miniature community Libraries where residents are encouraged to borrow a book or even donate a book.   This one was setup in...
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Public Health
Even Primary Care is a luxury for villagers in a Batey.
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Recreation & Fun
One aspect of HHART is to provide recreating for children in the Batey.   In this photo,some of the younger HHART 11 team members are teaching...
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Upcoming Missions

Two teams, HHART 12 and HHART 13, will deploy in January/February 2019. These are the 12th and 13th international service missions since HHART was formed in 2011. The Teams will specifically focus on helping the people in the bateys (villages) of Cangrejo, Pancho Mateo, La Union and Chichigua, and the Cristo Transforma men’s shelter located in Severet.

HHART 12: Departs Jan 27; Returns Feb 3, 2019
HHART 13: Departs Feb 3; Returns Feb 10, 2019
COST (all-inclusive from Toronto): $1,600 CAD

If you would like to join us on a Mission, e-mail us on our contact page