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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Community Health Systems, Community Improvement & Capacity Building, Health, Humanities, International, International Relief

Mission: Humanity first's mission is to relieve suffering caused by natural disasters or human conflict, promote peace and understanding, and strengthen people's capacity to help themselves.

Programs: Human development - water for life - installed water wells to provide portable drinking water. Vocational school - assisted in establishment of school in liberia to teach technical skills such as construction, plumbing, electrician, etc. Computer lab/language academy - supported computer lab/language academy in guatemala and computer school in mali. See schedule o for continuation.

disaster relief - provided disaster relief to victims, including victims of ebola, flooding in tanzania and pakistan, waco explosion and indiana tornadoes.

feed the hungry program - reduce hunger and wastage of food to make america hunger free.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.