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Heart to Heart International to assist in Hurricane Michael relief efforts

Posted at 6:15 AM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-11 08:02:15-04

LENEXA, Kan. — Heart to Heart International is heading to the Florida Panhandle Thursday to assist in Hurricane Michael relief efforts.

Organizers said the team will provide medical supplies from their mobile medical unit and roughly 450 hygiene kits for victims in Hurricane Michael’s path.

The hygiene kits contain basics such as toothpaste, soap and hand sanitizer, among other items for people who may have lost everything.

A disaster response team of around 13 people hit the road at 6 a.m.

A crew of a different kind from the Kansas City area already made the trip Wednesday.

Six crew members from the Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative drove 10 hours Wednesday to join a Missouri team of more than 120 people to help restore power in the areas affected by Hurricane Michael.

Heart to Heart International is an international health nonprofit headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas. Teams respond to crises and natural disasters worldwide and have been able to provide medical relief and volunteers in more than 130 countries.