I know of people who work in Humanity First and it is a truly amazing nonprofit organization. They have worked to help people that have lost their homes by natural disasters or a type of human conflict. Throughout the years they have made so much progress and promote peace where they are. They relieve the suffering these homeless people have endured and helped strengthen people's abilities to help themselves. If they aren't at the place they are working at, they hold fundraisers and have blood drives so they can help even if they aren't there.
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.
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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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.
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.