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Hotes Foundation Clinic Provides Weekly Checkups!

Overcoming the inherent health issues of those in poverty, Hotes Foundation team members conduct weekly checkups at our clinic in Haiti. Thank you Gipse and Nurse Server!  ...

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All-Terrain Wheel Chair Brings Purpose to Vietnam Veteran

In September of 2016, the Hotes Foundation gifted United States Air Force veteran Larry Cooper with his very own Tracfab All-terrain wheelchair (See video here), one of over 80 such...

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Leniere Capricien, Up From Poverty

Hotes Foundation Team Member overcomes poverty and joins the fight against it. What is it like to fight poverty after surviving poverty? Few know better than Hotes Foundation Team Member Leniere...

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Hotes Foundation Daycare in Haiti

Early start to education at the Hotes Foundation Daycare prepares children for primary school....

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Hotes Foundation Volunteers Bring the Joy of Christmas to Haiti!

This Christmas, Hotes Foundation volunteers purchased and hand-delivered hundreds of presents to all of the children in Lake Azuei Village, Haiti! Watch the joy of Christmas being brought to the...

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Annual Save a Girl, Save a World Retreat

Richard Hotes Delivers Keynote Speech for Annual Save a Girl, Save a World retreat. On Saturday November 12th, Richard Hotes and Hotes Foundation volunteers joined Save a Girl, Save a World...

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Thanksgiving 2016 With A Haitian Creole Kick!

Happy Thanksgiving from Haiti! Last week, Lake Azuie villagers celebrated Thanksgiving in Haitian style! Over 600 people attended this year’s festivities, which included great food, live music, and a night...

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Giving Blessings This Thanksgiving

"It’s about being thankful" and giving blessings. The Hotes Foundation continued the tradition of personally delivering 300 complete Thanksgiving meals to the YWCA Seattle, an organization focused on eliminating racism...

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It’s Harvest Season In Haiti!

Zilia Gallete and her team of Haitian volunteers picked more than 75 lb of eggplant at this week’s harvest! Built and maintained by Hotes Foundation volunteers and Haitian staff, the...

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Thanks, Prayers, and All-Terrain Track Chairs for Veteran’s Day!

Thanks, prayers, and all-terrain Track Chairs are items Richard Hotes brought to the home of retired U.S. Air Force Sgt. Larry ‘Coop’ Cooper. Coop was 19 years old when a Huey...

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An Inspiring Veteran’s Day Story – Going For Gold!

Watch the inspiring story of Dallas, a Marine veteran who’s fighting for gold in the next Paralympic Games, and the Track Chair that will guide him on his journey. After surviving...

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Honoring Our Veterans With The Gift Of Mobility!

Retired Army Corp. Bucky Johnson has not been able to explore her own back yard since an accident in 2011 left her paralyzed. This fall, the Hotes Foundation delivered her...

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Veteran’s Honored with a Welcome Surprise This Fall!

Wounded veterans across the U.S. got a welcome surprise from the Hotes Foundation this fall. Our team travelled the country hauling custom made, all terrain track chairs to personally deliver...

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Helping Thousands in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

Just two days after Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti, the Hotes Foundation team was on the ground. After seeing the severity of the destruction and the usual lack of any help...

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Newly Shaded Playground Brings Fun & Fitness to Kids in Haiti!

It’s high noon on another sun-soaked, 95-degree day in Haiti, and the playground is packed. Three-year-old Richie puts on his sunglasses and hops behind the wheel of a metal toy car. His...

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English Garden in a Haitian Mud-Hut Village

New grass, iron benches, blooming flowers, a wooden fence, and a hand-painted gate. These are commonplace items among the parks & gardens of the United States, but for a poverty-stricken...

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Power of Volunteering: Haitian Volunteers Fight to Lift Village out of Poverty

Nearly every child and adult showed some sign of malnutrition and the level of energy was so low that many would not have had the energy to work even if...

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Harvest Time In Haiti!

Over the weekend, volunteers from the Haitian mud hut village harvested 480 pieces of Cassava from the village garden managed by Hotes Foundation Haitian staff and volunteers. Cassava is a...

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Nepal 1 Year Later…

One year ago today, two massive earthquakes hit the isolated mountain country of Nepal. These devastating quakes took nearly 9,000 lives, injured over 22,000, and left more than half a...

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Wounded Warriors Abilities Ranch First Gala!

This weekend, Hotes Foundation volunteers were honored to attend Mike Delancey's Wounded Warriors Abilities Ranch (WWAR) in Pinellas Park, Florida. Lance Corporal Mike Delancey was one of the first recipients of...

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Sean Penn’s J/P HRO Gala to support Haiti raises $7 Million!

Last weekend Volunteers from the Hotes Foundation were honored to represent Richard Hotes and the Hotes Foundation at Sean Penn's 5th annual J/P HRO Help Haiti Home Gala in Beverly Hills. The...

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The One-Year Miracle of Baby Elijah!

It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year since Elijah, having been provided a second chance at life by being brought to the United States, escaped a certain death...

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A Haitian Thanksgiving

With leftovers from last week all but gone, and thoughts turning toward Christmas, the Hotes Foundation wanted to pause just long enough to share these Thanksgiving feast photos sent to...

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Giving more than a meal, blessing shelters with tradition!

At 5am on the Eve of Thanksgiving, Hotes Foundation volunteers loaded up trucks with over 8,000 pounds of food. Hotes volunteers distributed 322 turkey dinners with all the fixings to...

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Hotes Foundation Salutes & Thanks Veterans!

This Veterans Day the Hotes Foundation salutes all the brave men and women who have fought to protect our freedom. In their honor, we have committed to donating and personally...

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Q & A with a Young Track Chair Volunteer

Alex Arciniega is a bright, cheerful, energetic 17-year-old college freshman. Her sister, Roxanne, is a boisterous, funny, 12-year-old middle school student. This past summer, both girls volunteered with the Hotes...

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When Aid Agencies Fail Citizens Step Up!

Remembering Hurricane Sandy this Halloween. The power went out at 6:00 pm. Bridges and tunnels had already been closed. The National Guard was on standby and Mayor Michael Bloomberg was urging...

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“So this is what the rest of my backyard looks like!”

Wounded Veteran Receives New Tracked Wheelchair from Hotes Foundation. For 12 years retired US Army Corporal Jonathan Merchant hadn’t ventured into his backyard. Confined to a conventional wheelchair, the furthest he...

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The Greatest Catwalk The Caribbean Has Ever Seen!

Watch this uplifting video as members of the Hotes Foundation’s women’s soccer league in Haiti strut their stuff in their new team uniforms - the greatest catwalk the Caribbean has...

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Soccer Celebrations Reach a New Height in Haiti: The Hotes Foundation Surprises Its Women Soccer Teams with New Uniforms.

It is four in the afternoon on a bright autumn day in Haiti and dust rises from a soccer pitch outside a remote village of mud huts. Shouts and laugher...

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Typhoon Ketsana – Philippines: Six Years Ago This Week, Millions in Desperate Need – Hotes Foundation Volunteers Alone in Providing International Assistance

The words themselves are easy to say: mudslide, landslide, earthquake, hurricane, typhoon, tsunami. They roll off the tongue. But for those who have lived through such events, or rushed into...

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GOD’S ANGELS: Hotes Foundation Volunteer Gets the Chance of a Lifetime, Sings with Sheryl Crow!

How cool is this! Last Memorial Day in Greenville, SC, 17-year-old Hotes Foundation volunteer, Alex Arciniega, took the stage to sing two songs with none other than Sheryl Crow. Alex...

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Out of the Ashes: 9/11 and the Birth of the Hotes Foundation

Fourteen years ago today, Richard Hotes, CEO of Alaska Structures, watched from his home as first one, then a second passenger airliner slammed into the World Trade Center buildings in...

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NO MORE STUCK IN THE MUD: Veteran Wilbur Clifton Gets a New Tracked Chair from the Hotes Foundation

He’s had neighbors pull him out with tractors and his wife winch him out of the backyard with their Chevy Blazer. Four times, veteran Wilbur Clifton has been stranded, his...

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A Mother’s Heartfelt Thanks: A Letter from Haiti to Richard Hotes

Recently, Richard Hotes received a letter from one of the women the Hotes Foundation hired as a kitchen worker for our feeding program in a mud-hut village in Haiti. The...

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Boots on the Ground: A Look Back at the Hotes Foundation’s Rebuilding of Katrina’s “Ground Zero”

Whole city blocks were missing, houses torn off their foundations and dropped in roadways, the entire city of Waveland, Mississippi—gone. Ten years ago this week Hurricane Katrina made landfall in...

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Ten Years After Katrina – A Personal Account by Matt Triplett

Ten years ago this week, as part of a volunteer team with the Hotes Foundation, I flew from Seattle, Washington, to Pensacola, Florida, then drove 150 miles to the twin...

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Hotes Foundation Haiti Volunteers Form Women’s Soccer League

Hotes Foundation volunteers were in ‪‎Haiti‬ last week to form a Haitian women's ‪soccer‬ league! Over 100 women, ranging from 12-years-old to 50, turned out for three days of tryouts,...

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HAITI: KEVINSON’S STORY (PART 5)

A curved driveway leads up to the main buildings of St. Damien’s Pediatric Hospital on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince. The grounds are well kept and a variety of palm trees...

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Hotes Foundation Proud to Announce Another Track Chair Delivery to Deserving Veteran

To boldly go where no ‪wheelchair has gone before. The Hotes Foundation is proud to announce it delivers another Track Chair to a deserving ‪‎veteran‬. SPC Perry Young, ‪‎USArmy‬, attached to...

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Hotes Foundation Welcomes Baby Elijah to Seattle

Baby Elijah Visits Seattle! Well, well, well, look who's in ‪‎Seattle‬! Loving Baby Elijah takes in the Emerald City, visits the Hotes Foundation office in ‪Kirkland‬, takes a boat ride on...

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Hotes Foundation Delivers Track Chair to Wounded Veteran

Just in time for the ‪‎4th of July‬. Wounded ‪veteran‬ Sgt. Luis Lopez gets his very own Hotes Foundation Track Chair! On this important holiday celebrating U.S. independence, the Hotes Foundation...

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HAITI: KEVINSON’S STORY (PART 4)

April 13th. All the way from my home in Washington, I’ve been worried about what I might find. The short flight from Miami is uneventful, and from the air I’m...

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Hotes Foundation Opens Permanent Healthcare Clinic in Haiti

PERMANENT HEALTHCARE CLINIC OPENS IN MUD HUT VILLAGE IN HAITI! Big news! Hotes Foundation volunteers returned from ‪‎Haiti‬ this week where they were on hand in a small mud hut village...

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$500 million for 6 shacks in Haiti? A drop in the bucket of Red Cross donation abuses!

One thoughtful person responded to our last post and link to Thursday's  NPR article regarding the Red Cross, asking what has happened to the money. It is being followed. A...

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Red Cross Haiti Relief Scandal

RED CROSS BLASTED OVER FALSE HAITI RELIEF CLAIMS Check out this article from ProPublica and NPR lambasting the ‪Red Cross‬ for utterly false claims about the aid and home building they...

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Warm Reception From Villagers in Nepal

The warm smiles and hugs of these Nepalese mountain people and especially of the children feel like God, Himself is hugging us and smiling down upon us. It's an unfair...

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Hotes Foundation Distributes Non-Perishables to Remote Nepalese Villages

After surviving ‪‎Nepal‬'s second major quake, the Hotes Foundation Team got right back to the business of rushing to buy food and other items from small corner shops that were...

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Hotes Team Members Safe After Second Quake in Nepal

The Hotes Foundation Team had been on the ground in ‪Nepal‬ since 48 hours after the devastating ‪Nepal Quake‬ on April 25th when the ground began to shake under our...

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Hotes Foundation Accomplished More Than World Aid System

The Hotes Foundation Volunteers arrived 48 hours after the ‪Nepal Earthquake‬. Protected by God, our team escaped injury or worse during the second quake which killed and injured many more. In...

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Hotes Volunteers Are Safe

We wanted to let everyone know our volunteers currently on the ground in ‪‎Nepal‬ are okay after the 7.3 ‪Nepal Earthquake‬ today. Thank you for all the inquiries about their...

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Hotes Feeding Program in Haiti

Our feeding program gardens in ‪‎Haiti‬ are growing like lightning with the ‪rain‬ in ‪‎April‬. Just nine days between the first picture and today’s harvest. ‪Malnutrition‬ doesn’t stand a chance...

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Hotes Foundation Daycare in Haiti

Thank you Pamela Arciniega for the beautiful stuffed toys you gifted the children of the Hotes Foundation Daycare in Haiti, and thank you to your son Vito, Hotes Foundation volunteer,...

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HAITI: KEVINSON’S STORY (PART 3)

It was my last day in Haiti and that morning my mind was flooded with the problems of the village: the diseases, infections, cancers, malnourishment and the sounds of their...

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United Nations Responsible for Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

"Two years after an investigator from the AP conclusively proved that the United Nations was solely responsible for the cholera outbreak in ‪‎Haiti‬ that killed almost 9,000 and infected 735,000...

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Hotes Foundation American Heroes Series

Hotes Foundation – American Heroes Series David Wilson is an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran who suffered crippling injuries in 2011. Before he got his tracked wheelchair from the Hotes Foundation, David...

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HAITI: KEVINSON’S STORY (PART 2)

When I tell people that I volunteer with the Hotes Foundation I usually get the same two questions — ‘What do you do?’ and ‘How can I donate?’ At the Hotes...

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Hotes Foundation Brings Two 1,000 Gallon Tanks of Drinking Water to Haiti

Before and after photos from Hotes Foundation ‪Haiti‬ staff member Diego! "The first picture below shows where villagers were getting water to drink (from puddles). They use to push animals (cows,...

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Hotes Foundation Assist With Recovery Efforts During OSO Washington Mudslide

One year ago today, the devastating ‪mudslide‬ affected the small town of‪ Oso‬, Washington, claiming the lives of 43 people. Hotes Foundation volunteers assisted with the recovery efforts. Our thoughts and...

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Chef James Thanks Hotes Foundation for Thriving Food Program in Haiti

Update from Chef James! "‪‎Haiti‬ is a country where agriculture is the most important section in our economy, representing 26% of our GDP. In a period of six months, with the...

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HAITI: KEVINSON’S STORY (PART 1)

I’ll never forget March 14, 2014. Hundreds of desperate people lined up in a queue that snaked across the village’s dusty courtyard before disappearing behind one of the permanent shelters we’d built. Malnourished...

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Former President Bill Clinton and Richard Hotes Visit Central Plateau Project in Haiti

Former President Bill Clinton and Richard Hotes travel by helicopter to visit projects on ‪Haiti‬'s Central Plateau which are funded by the Clinton Foundation....

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Carolyn C. Bishop and Hotes Foundation Saves Malnourished Babies in Haiti

The Hotes Foundation saves malnourished babies from remote mud hut villages. Here is a picture of Kevinson and I this month in Haiti. We are chronicling his story this week!!!...

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Small Fishing Village in Haiti Where Baby Elijah Was Abandoned

Learn more about the small fishing village in ‪Haiti‬, near the area Baby Elijah was found abandoned. The villagers fish using makeshift nets made from rock, string, and flip-flops. Unfortunately,...

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Thank You to All Who Kept Baby Elijah in Their Thoughts and Prayers

Thanks to everyone that has kept Baby Elijah in their thoughts and prayers! This is one alert baby with hydrocephalus!!!...

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Hotes Foundation Feeding Program in Haiti Dramatically Changing Lives

Meet Chef James! The Hotes Foundation provides a full time, permanent Haitian staff to feed a village of nearly 500 Haitians living in a mud hut village. The health of...

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Hotes Foundation Volunteers Construct Clinic in Haiti

Matt Triplett and Kevin Cullen, volunteers with the Hotes Foundation, give up a week of their vacation to build a clinic in +90˚F temperatures and high humidity for a mud-hut...

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Wounded Warrior Sean Robinson Receives Track Chair

"Our wounded warrior, Sean Robinson, was absolutely thrilled with the track chair. We had him hit a softball and round the bases, which he thought he’d never do again. He...

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Hotes Foundation Update on Baby Elijah

Eight weeks ago we were told there was a good chance Baby Elijah wouldn't be able to see due to the fluid in his brain. Today is the first day...

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Thank You Hotes Volunteer Caroline C. Bishop for Ensuring Baby Elijah Receives The Care He Needs

Volunteer Carolyn C. Bishop has been an integral part in getting Baby Elijah the care he needed in the US! Here is Baby Elijah at his pediatrician’s appointment today. Thank...

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Richard Hotes personally thanks Lisa and Robert Hoye for their special care and love given to Elijah

Elijah is a Miracle Baby. His Miracle status, however, has been discovered mostly because Lisa and Robert Hoye have made that possible. Their hearts were open to taking in a...

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Baby Elijah Looking Dashing in His Tuxedo

Baby Elijah, originally abandoned in Haiti, wins best dressed for the evening, accompanied by host family Robert and Lisa Hoye, joining the Hotes Foundation team in Los Angeles during the...

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Richard Hotes Gives Miracle Baby Elijah a Kiss

Baby Elijah receives a kiss from Richard Hotes as the team celebrates Baby Elijah's improved health since his first arrival to the United States from Haiti in November of 2014....

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Former President Bill Clinton Compliments Richard Hotes at JP HRO Gala

President Bill Clinton compliments Richard Hotes on his speech at the JP HRO ‪‎Help Haiti Home‬ Gala to support ‪‎Haiti Relief‬....

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Wall Street Journal Comments on JP HRO Gala Off Base

We found The Wall Street Journal comments on the speeches at the JP HRO ‪‎Help Haiti Home‬ Gala way off base as the talks by both President Bill Clinton and...

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Richard Hotes Receives Hug From Charlize Theron at LA Gala

Charlize Theron and Richard Hotes (founder of the Hotes Foundation) share a hug on stage at the JP HRO Help Haiti Home Gala to support Haiti Relief....

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Sean Penn Thanks Richard Hotes at LA Gala for Reading His Poem

Sean Penn thanks Richard Hotes (Founder of the Hotes Foundation) for reading his poem “Hero’s” at the JP HRO ‪Help Haiti Home‬ Gala!...

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Former President Bill Clinton Gives Incredible Speech at JP HRO Gala

Former President Bill Clinton gives an incredible speech at the JP HRO ‪‎Help Haiti Home‬ Gala. Sean Penn and Richard Hotes (founder of the Hotes Foundation) embrace....

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Change “Giving” to “Going”

The Hotes Foundation defines the phrase “give back” and the experience of volunteering with a completely new meaning. Blood, Sweat and Tears… literally. You will hurt yourself and you will...

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Because you can’t delegate love, change “giving” to “going” this year!

Because you can’t delegate love, change “giving” to “going” this year! The Hotes Foundation team is excited to announce the launch of our new website emphasizing the foundation’s global reach over...

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Hotes Foundation Changes Velina’s Life

In 2008, the Hotes Foundation delivered much needed food, tents, shoes, buckets and toys, to two small mud-hut villages outside of Fond Parisien, Haiti‬. While distributing, a young girl named...

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Baby Elijah on His Way to Church with The Hoye Family

Elijah on his way to church with the Hoye family. It's his first church attendance ever! From little orphaned baby to cherished child by so many, we believe he represents...

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Hotes Foundation in Phillipines After Typhoon Ruby

The Hotes Foundation team was in the ‪Philippines‬ on December 6th during Typhoon Ruby (‪Hagupit‬). Thank the Good Lord this time there was minimal damage. We visited many of the...

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Richard Hotes Personal Visit to Elijah and Hoye Family

I flew to San Francisco yesterday to pay a surprise visit to Elijah and the Hoye family and to go with them to see the wonderful Neurosurgeon, Dr. Nalin Gupta,...

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Baby Elijah’s First Doctors Visit in The U.S

Baby Elijah's first doctor's appointment in the U.S! Elijah will undergo further examinations and tests this week to determine the best treatment options....

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The Hoye Family Spending Time with Volunteers Before Elijah’s First U.S Doctors Visit

The Hoye family, Carolyn, and Vito spend time together before going to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital for Elijah's first doctor visit....

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Hotes Team at Port-Au-Prince Airport

Hotes Foundation Team in Port-au-Prince airport with Elijah!...

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Hotes Volunteers Vito and Caroline Accompanying Baby Elijah on His First Flight

Elijah’s first flight to ‪Florida‬ and then onto ‪‎San Francisco‬! Thank you everyone for the prayers and wishes!...

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Vito and Carolyn with Baby Elijah Before Meeting His Host Family

Hotes Foundation volunteers Carolyn and Vito with Elijah before leaving to meet the host family!...

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Miracle Baby Elijah’s Journey and First Independence Day

Baby Elijah in his car seat on way to meet his host family! Baby Elijah celebrated his first ‪‎4th of July‬ since coming to the U.S. for ‪‎hydrocephalus‬ treatment!...

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Miracle Baby Elijah Meets His Host Family for The First Time

From abandoned in the dirt in ‪Haiti‬ to a loving family and beautiful home in San Francisco. Baby Elijah meets the Hoye family (his host family) for the first time! The...

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Miracle Baby Elijah on a Journey to a Better Life Thanks to Hotes Volunteers and Love A Child INC

Baby Elijah, the Orphan left on a doorstep in ‪Haiti‬ has been thru more pain and suffering in less than a year than most of us suffer in 90 years...

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Hotes Volunteers Preparing for Trip Around The Continent With Baby Elijah

Carolyn and Vito in Haiti preparing for the trip across the continent with a very sick baby....

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Baby Elijah Curious in His Car Seat

Elijah in a car seat! Most children in Haiti will rarely ride in a car. They will never even see a car seat! We are encouraged that Elijah appears to...

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Hotes Foundation Thank All Organizations for Making This Thanksgiving Memorable

We thank Holy Family Parish, Kirkland WA, The Salvation Army USA, New Beginnings-Ending Domestic Violence, Low Income Housing Institute,YWCA Seattle King Snohomish and Catholic Worker Movement for helping the ‪homeless‬,...

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Richard Hotes and Volunteers Donate Thanksgiving Meals to Seattle Families

Watch Richard Hotes and volunteers with the Hotes Foundation donate ‎Thanksgiving‬ meals and pies to YWCA Seattle King Snohomish, an organization that supports women and families in poverty....

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We Urge Everyone to Partake in Our Hawaiian Turkey Giveaway Contest

Hawaiian / Turkey Giveaway Tag your friends, family, and co-workers to invite them to give turkeys or meals to the homeless or needy veterans this Holiday season! Share your experience with...

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Wounded Veteran Receives Track Chair

Freedom and Hope Foundation takes ‪veterans‬ with track chairs donated by the Hotes Foundation on a Memorial Hunt! Wounded Warrior Becomes Outdoorsmen with Foundations Help  ...

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Hotes Foundation Extends a Heart-felt Thank You to The American Heroes

The Hotes Foundation extends a heart-felt “Thank you!” to the American Heroes who served and to the silent heroes who care for our ‪‎veterans‬. Help us give track chairs to...

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Become a Hotes Volunteer and Help Change Lives

In response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the Hotes Foundation created the “Volunteer for Relief” (V4R™) program. Volunteers in the V4R program have built 500 permanent houses in ‪‎Haiti‬ and...

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Hotes Foundation Sends Relief to Hurricane Sandy Victims

Hotes Foundation - Hurricane Sandy The Hotes Foundation provided 18 semi-trailer trucks of building material, 150 volunteers, and local contractors/carpenters rebuilt 100 homes on Staten Island after Hurricane since we were...

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Hotes Foundation Debuts Wood Grain Track Chair

Does anyone like wood grain TracFab?...

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Hotes Foundation Volunteers Help Hurricane Sandy Victims Rebuild

Hotes Foundation - Hurricane Sandy We met hundreds of New Yorkers who felt abandoned before the Hotes Foundation arrived. We are hoping to come visit you soon to follow-up and see...

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Hotes Foundation Poverty Series

Hotes Foundation - Poverty Series For thirty years the Hotes Foundation has followed their money with their feet ... working directly for the poor. Would you join us?...

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Hotes Foundation Dedicated in Helping Poverty Around The World

Hotes Foundation - Poverty Series This will remain every day life for hundreds of millions of children if more of us don’t go to help them....

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Hotes Foundation American Heroes Series

Hotes Foundation - American Heroes Series The joy of father-son recreation: skate board son hitches a ride from Dad's track chair! Marine‬ ‪veteran‬ Chad Summers was paralyzed during corrective surgery. We...

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Hotes Foundation Celebrating American Heroes and Their Track Chairs

Hotes Foundation - American Heroes Series The Hotes Foundation continues to personally deliver track chairs to wounded ‪veterans‬. This week we have delivered to our American Heroes from Connecticut to Florida and...

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Hotes Foundation Continues Helping Veterans with Their Mobility with Track Chairs

Hotes Foundation - American Heroes Series The Hotes Foundation continues making numerous personal deliveries of track chairs directly to our American ‪veterans‬. Even their faithful companions are feeling the joy!...

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Hotes Foundation Following Typhoon Threat on Japan

Hotes Foundation - Typhoon Vongfong We have been following ‪typhoon‬ ‪‎Vongfong‬ and praying for people in Japan. Our volunteer team is packed and ready to go if we are needed. People...

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Hotes Foundation Believes Each Individual Can Help Turn Poverty Around

Thank you all for your care and God bless you for your prayers. I’ve spent decades helping and staying in hundreds of villages like this around the world. I’ve learned that...

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Hotes Foundation Goal is to Enrich Lives

Hotes Foundation - Poverty Series How they sleep. Do you think this child's standard of living will change in his lifetime? Why or why not? Thank you for your participation....

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Wounded Veterans Enjoying Their Track Chair

Thank you Black Dagger Military Hunt Club Inc for photos of the ‎veteran‬ enjoying his track chair on the beach!...

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Trac-Fab Charleston Delivery to American Heroes

Veterans receive their Trac-Fab chairs today in Charleston!...

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Veteran Track Chair Off-roading

Off-roading in a construction yard!...

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Track Chair Tutorial

Trac-Fab tutorial... best way to plow over a dirt hill! ‪Hotes Foundation‬....

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Richard Hotes and Edward Afanador

Richard Hotes and Edward Afanador, both first responders at 9/11....

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Veterans and Their Track Chairs on an Obstacle Course

Obstacle course! ‪Hotes Foundation‬....

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Track Chair Rifle Mount Accessory

Accessorize! Checking out the Trac-Fab rifle mount! ‪‎Hotes Foundation‬....

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Hotes Foundation Supporting American Heroes

Hotes Foundation - American Heroes Series Employees of Alaska Structures volunteering for the Hotes Foundation along with wounded veterans that have received Trac-Fab chairs will be attending Lt. Dan Band's concert...

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Millions Around The World Do Not Have Access to Clean Water

Hotes Foundation - Poverty Series Millions of people around the world walk several hours a day to fill buckets of water....

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Submit an American Hero For a Track Chair

Hotes Foundation - American Heroes Series The Hotes Foundation is donating track chairs to severely wounded US veterans. Please click the link and fill-in the form for consideration. Share this with...

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Baby Elijah’s First Surgery in Haiti

Hotes Foundation - Baby Elijah Baby Elijah has received neurosurgery to treat hydrocephalus in Haiti this morning! He is recovering at the hospital in Haiti. The doctor said everything went well...

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Hotes Foundation Helping Restore Mobility For Veterans

Hotes Foundation - American Heroes Series Jeremy Voels was active outdoors prior to the paralyzing sniper shot in Afghanistan. With the Trac-Fab, Jeremy says he can now enjoy his favorite activities...

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Hotes Foundation Builds Rugged Test Course for Track Chair Durability

Hotes Foundation - American Heroes Series The Hotes Foundation built a rugged test course and put a number of track chair makes and models through rigorous field testing so we were...

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Millions Around The World Live in Poverty

Hotes Foundation - Poverty Series Life in a grass and mud hut village of Haiti in which no sustainable assistance has been given. There are thousands of such villages with millions...

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Hotes Foundation Sets Out to Raise The Standard of Living in The Poorest Villages Around The World

Hotes Foundation - Poverty Series The Hotes Foundation has been working with the poorest populations around the world for over thirty years. We have worked in hundreds of refugee camps and in...

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Hotes Foundation Honoring Wounded American Heroes and The Girls Who Started The Revolution

Hotes Foundation - American Heroes Series We have been privileged and proud to post deliveries of track chairs to our severely wounded American heroes. We have many more to post so...

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Hotes Foundation Would Like to Thank All Who Have Kept Baby Elijah in Their Prayers

The Hotes Foundation thanks with all our hearts the remarkable and loving responses and shares so many people gave to help this sweet little boy’s severe condition. His name is...

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Miracle Baby Elijah Receiving CT Scan

Baby Elijah getting CT Scan....

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Hotes Foundation Delivering Track Chairs to Wounded American Heroes

Hotes Foundation - American Heroes Series CPT Gregory Amira, U.S. Army, Retired, Special Operations enjoys his new tracked chair. Matt Triplett and Vito Arciniega are personally delivering the tracked chairs to...

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Hotes Foundation on a Desperate Search For a Doctor to Treat Suffering Orphan

A 4 month old baby is suffering from hydrocephalus at an orphanage in Haiti. He is consistently having seizures every 30 seconds that last from 1-3 minutes There are no doctors...

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Hotes Foundation Helping Wounded Veterans Regain Mobility and Independence

Hotes Foundation - American Hero's Series While on patrol in Baghdad, Iraq, Luis Puertas was hit with an EFP and lost both legs in the blast. Puertas’ home is surrounded by sand...

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Hotes Foundation Doing Our Part to Support American Heroes

Hotes Foundation - American Hero's Series Bobby Eldridge was wounded in an Afghanistan cave while searching for enemy personnel and equipment when he stepped on an IED. In thanks to Bobby's...

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Hotes Foundation Changing Lives of American Heroes

Ben Brown is one of our severely wounded American Hero’s. Alaska Structures employees wanted to personally deliver these tracked wheelchairs to him and to every wounded veteran who qualified. We are delivering...

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Hotes Foundation Delivers Track Chairs to Combat Wounded Warriors

Today, combat wounded veterans around the nation are receiving Trac-Fab tracked chairs donated by the Hotes Foundation! The Wounded Warrior Project gave us invaluable assistance by helping us contact many of...

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