HUMANITY FIRST USA

Rating: 4.5 stars   4 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Health, International

Location: 300 E. Lombard Street Suite 840 Baltimore MD 21202 USA

Mission: Humanity First''s mission is to serve disaster struck and socially disadvantaged individuals and families in the poorer communities in the world.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with Humanity First twice in disaster relief and several times with fundraisers. This organization does not have any paid employees and is entirely run by volunteers. Though the organization is smaller than many others, their impact is exponential. Following Hurricane Sandy, Humanity First relief efforts in the City of Long Beach, NY were inspiring. While organizations like Red Cross set up relief tents and established a central location to collect items, Humanity First went door-to-door to help residents clean their damaged homes and took much needed items to the residents rather than forcing them to go to the collection center. Following the deadly tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, I joined the efforts to help residents salvage their belongings from their homes. While many organizations stayed in air conditioned cars driving around offering water bottles, Humanity First was on the ground directly helping people collect their belongings from the piles of rubble that were once their homes. I cannot say enough good things about Humanity First, they are truly a unique organization.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with HF since the Earthquake in Pakistan. I have been to the fundraiser diner "Dine for Humanity" in Rancho Cucamonga, CA and saw their efforts in Haiti Earthquake. The good thing i like about this organization is that it works at grassroots level in almost every continent and have various programs in which every volunteer can fit him/herself. They have disaster relief efforts, educational programs, poverty relief programs, safe drinking water programs and many more. I feel honored to be a part of this great organization!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many disaster relief efforts around the world such as tsunami in Indonesia, floods in Bangladesh, Earthquake in Pakistan and Haiti,etc.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I do not think there are any changes to be made since 93% of funds go directly to the relief efforts and their system is very well organized.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Fundraising dinner and earthquake relief efforts

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

easy going, very friendly and had a passion to help humanity.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

It could change the continent of Africa with better education and clean drinking water.

Ways to make it better...

this organization could get more funding

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

less funding

One thing I'd also say is that...

they have variety of programs and every volunteer can fit in one of them

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 3 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Recently I was invited to attend a Fundraising dinner, called "Dine for Humanity" in Rancho Cucamonga CA. The Humanity First Volunteer, approched me handed me a flyer about the dinner. I had never heard of HF before, and therefore, a little hesitant to donate any money. I decided to google HF, and to my surprise, HF has been involved greatly in humanitarian work. I will attend dinner, and shall see what is different about HF and other NGO.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

After attending dinner, I shall let you know

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Can not comment at this time, due to lack of exposure to HF

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

So far I have good feeling about HF

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

polite and to the point

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

According, to HF volunteer, the over head expenses of HF are less then 10%, and almost 90% funds are actuly put to use for Humanity. So, I think 9 million buck would go to serve Humanity

Ways to make it better...

Undable to comment at this time

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

I am not aware of any

One thing I'd also say is that...

so far I have good feeling about HF

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I've volunteered with several non-profits in the Chicago area in a variety of fundraising support roles. Humanity First amazed me in its capability to organize, advertise and run large scale fundraising events with a very small amount of overhead. Nearly all of the donated funds (something like 92 or 93%) go to either established long-term programs or short-term relief operations. Additionally, the Director of Fundraising has an ability to both identify and execute on great ad hoc communications ideas to increase donations and participation in the major fundraising events such as the national walkathons.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very professional. Many on the staff came from consulting backgrounds, and they were able to use that experience to plan and run a well organized and effective fundraising event.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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