TYH Global Impact
SAVE THE RAIN
TYH has partnered for 10 years with Save the Rain and Rotary International to provide 4 Tanzanian communities with a sustainable water source. Raising over $23,000, the TYH Foundation has helped build 4 rain collection systems, 50 home collection systems and planted 500 Morenga trees. The health of 1800 elementary children and over 250 families has improved significantly due to our efforts and those who have graciously donated.
TYH National Impact
JOHNS HOPKINS’ SOL GOLDMAN PANCREATIC RESEARCH CENTER
Over $14,000 has been donated to the Johns Hopkins’ Sol Goldman Pancreatic Research Center, whose efforts focus on early detection and DNA related issues. TYH story was showcased by Dr. Adam Duerfelt at San Diego American Cancer Association Fundraiser. The Duerfelt Lab at University of Oklahoma is continuing outreach activities with Oklahoma ACS chapter and one of lab’s research program is focusing on identifying new drug leads for pancreatic cancer.
Read about Tim’s longtime friend and former TYH board member, Dr. Adam Duerfeldt who was inspired by Tim to pursue a career in cancer research. Read Adam’s story here
HEART TO HEART INTERNATIONAL (HHI)
Heart to Heart International has medical teams in Texas and Puerto Rico, responding to victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Maria. Upon arrival in Puerto Rico, the teams immediately traveled into the mountains, to some of the hardest hit and most remote locations. Many towns had not seen any aid workers until Heart to Heart International volunteers arrived. These teams have been providing medical care in hospitals, clinics, shelters and in homes of people unable to leave. TYH is donating $1500 to support HHI humanitarian efforts.
TYH Local Impact
TYH will sponsor two Des Moines youth with a $2000 donation to Dream Team. The Dream Team is a five-month program that partners youth with adult mentors to provide a unique opportunity to build relationships, achieve personal growth, and learn life skills. The program culminates with a week-long bicycle ride across Iowa and the emotional experience of riding from the Missouri to the Mississippi River. The young adults in the program build confidence and self esteem while learning that healthy goals can be attained with sufficient planning and preparation.
SCAVO HIGH SCHOOL ART STUDENT COLLABORATION
Scavo High School art students love the idea of providing clean drinking water to children in other countries! Each Scavo student has had experience with TYH’s mission of Compassion, Courage, and Community. It connects with their lives. One student said, “When I get up every morning, I think about what I can do to make the world a better place.” All students are proud of the art work they contributed to support TYH efforts to create a more caring, compassionate world. Scavo students recently raised $600 for Save the Rain.
OUR LADY’S IMMACULATE HEART CHURCH PARTNERSHIP
The Timothy Yates Heggen Humanitarian Foundation (TYH) deeply thanks the children and staff of OLIH Vacation Bible School for the generous donation of $1142 for Save the Rain. With an additional donation of $1858 from the TYH Foundation, a $3000 donation was given to Save the Rain to help provide village of Makiba, Tanzania with access to clean water for the 100-200 years. Makiba will soon harvest the rain by constructing catchment system built from local materials and by the local workforce, thus assuring sustainability.
Currently Makiba’s primary school has 1,100 students who walk 6 hours daily for water, which is not even clean. 70% of the students currently from waterborne illness and 53% are dropping out of school because of it. This generous donation will make a significant difference in their future lives.
SUPPORTING LOCAL FAMILIES FACING PANCREATIC CANCER AND OTHER CHILDHOOD CANCERS