Humanity Road Overview
Target demographics: people and animals impacted by disaster
Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2010, we responded to 72 events in 53 countries and within the USA - 33 states and territories. As of end of 2012, we have responded to over 300 disasters and crisis events. Dozens were rescued in Dominican Republic based on our intervention. Dozens more were reconnected with loved ones after storms disrupted voice communications in the USA. Residents of Rockaway NY were provided communications equipment and resources after Sandy devastated their community. Hundreds of first responders and officials received critical training on the use of social media in disaster in 2012.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help us research online emerging urgent information during disaster. Or, research disaster preparedness information for various countries to help us increase our library of preparedness materials. Three hours assisting during an emerging event could help save someone's life. In 2012, volunteers helped facilitate a rescue during rapid flooding that struck the Dominican Republic. Volunteer from home and help save lives!
Programs: Response - supporting the public online during disaster.
Process - Testing new disaster response tools/technology
Preparedness - Planning & support for disaster exercises