Vickie Winkler

Local non-profit empowers the people of Africa

Proceeds from one local non-profit’s 12th Anniversary Celebration this Saturday could help buy a child in Kenya a uniform and a goat, or pay for the training for a woman with HIV ...

Kenyan lodge manager hopes to tell tale of organization’s work, dedication

Charles Obes said he can give the first-hand account of the work an organization founded in Auburn is doing in rural Kenya. Obes, lodge manager for Health Education Africa Resourc ...

HEART brings new life, pride to Kenyans

An Auburn-based aid organization is thriving with several new projects, and its founder said she feels blessed. Auburn resident Vickie Winkler formed the Health Education Africa R ...

Local woman meets VP, his wife

An organization founded in Auburn got a high-profile visit this month. Vickie Winkler, an Auburn resident currently living in Kenya, heard at the end of May she was getting a visi ...

HEART looks back at 10 years in Africa

World-class celebrities like Elton John and Michael Jordan have helped Auburn-based HEART achieve great things in Africa. But the heart of HEART was back in Auburn from Kenya to m ...

VanAuker has the HEART to help others

When Laura VanAuker was a young girl she knew that helping people would be her calling. VanAuker still feels as strongly about her choice today as she did over 30 years ago when ...

Dinner to celebrate 10 years of HEART

Vickie Winkler is living proof that one person can make a huge difference. Winkler and her late husband, Kenn, served as missionaries in Kenya almost 30 years ago. A return vis ...

HEART reaches out to Africa

Health Education Africa Resource Team (Heart) presents a fundraiser and information session at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23 at the Auburn Honda Showroom. Laura Van Auker said Sunday ...

Fundraising dinner is all about HEART

For Vickie Winkler, one of the most inspirational parts of her job is seeing how lives can be turned around so quickly. As founder and president of HEART — Health Education Afri ...

HEART founder honored in D.C.

More than 150 organizations submitted videos to the Portraits of Compassion video contest started by the White House Faith-based Community Initiatives Innovations project. The Heal ...