Funded in part by donations from Honeywell employees, the HHRF strives to address both the immediate and long-term needs of those communities affected by natural disasters around the world.
Honeywell has been involved in a wide array of relief efforts including: the Indonesian tsunami, Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, the Sichuan earthquake, Hurricanes Ike and Gustav, and the Haiti earthquake.
Working jointly with Operation USA, our longstanding partner for worldwide humanitarian relief, Honeywell responded within days of the earthquake by using its corporate jets to bring critical relief supplies to the victims of the disaster. Hometown Solutions completed four flights to Haiti, transported a total of 16 medical professionals, four translators, and 38,500 vials (or 4,800 pounds) of urgently needed antibiotics.
Honeywell and its employees committed $1.3 million to help rebuild Haiti and on March 11, 2011 broke ground with Ecole Nationale Jacob Martin Henriquez, a new, state-of-the-art public school in the hard-hit city of Jacmel in southern Haiti. The nine-building school complex provides a new educational home and free meals to more than 600 local children in grades K through seven.
Following the devastating earthquake of May 2008, Honeywell and its employees committed $1.2 million to recovery efforts in Sichuan, China. Working in conjunction with key partners, Honeywell rebuilt critical infrastructure in the region, including 5 medical clinics and 2 elementary schools.
Both schools were rebuilt using Honeywell’s latest building technology and now provide 470 school children across the Sichuan Province with access to the most modern amenities and learning tools.
Hurricane Ike & Gustav Relief
When Hurricanes Ike and Gustav devastated the U.S. Gulf Coast, nearly 250 Honeywell employees were affected by these storms. Due to the generosity of more than 1,500 Honeywell employees, aid was provided to 117 affected colleagues as well as the communities of Orange, TX and Shreveport, LA.