About Us

WHO WE ARE

History

Read about how Hands of Hope Northwest came to be and continues serving people locally and globally to this day, plus special statistics on the amazing impact we've made to date.

Impact Stories

Together, we really can change the world. See the inspirational and heartwarming stories of people we have helped here in Idaho and around the globe.

Photo Gallery

View photos of our volunteers in action at our Nampa distribution center, fundraising events, shipments, missions, and more.

Sponsors & Partners

See the numerous people and organizations that have made our mission possible over the years, providing essentials such as labor, services, and funds.

Sign up for E-Updates

Keep in touch and never miss out on exciting news again! Newsletters, shipment announcements, and warehouse closure information are all distributed via our email list.

Read Our Story

Hands of Hope Northwest is a Christian, humanitarian, non-profit organization dedicated to helping people locally and globally by providing healthcare supplies and equipment. Our organization works to help those in need daily by:

The Hands of Hope Northwest ministry was conceived in 1992 in Nampa, Idaho when Sharon Griffith, a Mercy Hospital employee, saw medical equipment being thrown away. She realized it could be reused for the benefit of people without adequate healthcare. Sharon’s vision was built on by Liz Murtland, the Founding Executive Director, and a group of volunteers who wanted to make a difference in the lives of others.

MISSION

To improve the quality of life for people with health or mobility issues by redistributing donated medical equipment and supplies to individuals and partnering organizations, domestically and internationally.

VISION

A transformed world in which everyone with health or mobility issues has access to appropriate medical equipment and supplies.

VALUES

Adhere to the Biblical principles of compassion, integrity, excellence, and accountability.
40' Containers Shipped
0 +
Small Shipments
0 +
Mission Trips Supplied
0 +
Dedicated Volunteers
0 +

An Overview

A Deeper Look

Countries Equipped

Hands of Hope Northwest is proud to have supplied these countries and more with necessary medical items and equipment. Scroll over a highlighted country to see how many shipments have been sent there.

Our Recent Work

Shipment Ready to Sail to Israel

November 8, 2023: We are thrilled to announce that our shipment of vital medical supplies is now ready to make its journey to Israel. Thanks to your unwavering support and...

Read More

International Impact Year to Date

October 26, 2023: This year, our global impact knows no bounds! We’ve sent out almost $2 million in medical supplies and equipment to help communities worldwide. It’s our dedicated donors...

Read More

27 Years Since Incorporation

October 26, 2023: Today, as we celebrate our 27th anniversary at Hands of Hope Northwest, we’re not just reflecting on our local impact, but also the global reach of our...

Read More

Year-to-date Summary of Local Assistance

October 19, 2023: This year we’ve proudly given back nearly $100,000 worth of medical supplies and equipment to our local community! It’s our donors who have been instrumental in helping...

Read More

Want to help support our work?

Hands of Hope Northwest is funded by donations from our community members. We rely on the kindness of people like you to keep our ministry going and growing.

Meet Our Team

We are a Christian non-profit ministry run by six staff, our Board of Directors, and a dedicated team of 200+ volunteers.

Staff Members

Todd Durbin

Executive Director

Warehouse Manager

Apply Now!

Summer Titus

Finance Assistant

Janet Hascall

Office Assistant

Ashley Jenkins

Office Assistant

Megan Busz

Office Assistant

Board Members

Dave Kimbrough

David Kimbrough

Board President

Tom Clough

Vice President & Treasurer

Dave Sutton

Secretary

Carolita Fraley

Director

Andy Bennett

Director

Kathryn Johnson

Director

Want to get involved?

Our Board of Directors is actively seeking new members to join us. If you are interested, please talk to Executive Director Todd Durbin or a board member and fill out the application linked below. We prefer candidates to have volunteer experience of our operation, but it is not required.