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Humanity Road

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services

Mission: We help the public survive, sustain and reunite after catastrophic disaster by closing the black hole of communications. We monitor social media to save lives. We connect people and animal owners with those who can provide them aid.

Results: Humanity Road helps locate, organize and connect people and communities with valuable information and critical resources. Since its founding in 2010, the organization has responded to nearly 1,000 disasters around the world.

Target demographics: We help people, animals and emergency officials by connecting them with resources when disaster strikes. During a disaster, impacted areas become overwhelmed, and viable lifesaving solutions and information can become impossible to find. Humanity Road is an additional lifeline (the bridge) for the affected public, local officials and emergency response teams using innovative technology and social listening platforms.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Every year, Humanity Road volunteers help thousands of people and animals around the world impacted by disaster. In 2016, the disaster desk was active for 3,878 hours. Volunteers responded to 105 events in 45 countries, and total volunteer hours of service topped 11,000 hours.

Geographic areas served: places all over the world

Programs: Because no call for help should be unheard, we monitor social media to save lives, testing new disaster response tools and technology, and helping emergency officials plan and conduct preparedness campaigns and exercises to improve the disaster response chain of care.

Community Stories

85 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 evantwarog

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Humanity Road has forever shaped the way the Coast Guard conducts disaster response operations and impacted my life much more personally. During Hurricane Harvey, I had the chance to work alongside the team from Humanity Road as we worked to collect “911 social media posts” from hurricane survivors. The Coast Guard prides itself in making sure no call goes unanswered, and with Harvey’s massive scale, we needed all hands on deck to make sure we lived up to this. Throughout the week-long deployment, we collected over 1000 search and rescue cases involving 5200+ survivors from Facebook and Twitter. Humanity Road does noble work, and people are alive today because of their efforts. On a more personal level, Humanity Road leaders Chris Thompson and Cat Graham became mentors and role models during the response efforts. The lessons I took away from their leadership will forever touch my life. I am eternally grateful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

CERT GHANA is Community Emergency Response Team,Ghana.A nonprofit and nongovernmental organization that trains community volunteers in Ghana in disaster preparedness and response.In light of this work the is always in constant contact with Humanity Road.This Humanity Road organization is a place to be.People working here are those with BIG HEARTS. They see the world but only the community they live in.They utilized every minute and every second of their times in saving lifes over the globe.They seek for support for those in need in terms of connections of disaster and crisis.HUMANITY ROAD has always been an advicer to CERT GHANA Beyond this, they donated a laptop,microphone wireless adapter drive and a CERT Pin to CERT GHANA.This they believe would go in a long way to help CERT GHANA's training supervisors to train more volunteers in disaster preparedness and response.Only God the almighty and supreme can them with perpatual blessings for the good works they are doing for the World as a community.To us as Ghanaians we say Ayikooooooo! Netumapam?Naawuni niyosamli!

Toni23

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer with Humanity Road since the Haiti earthquake. I've seen first-hand the good they do -- lives saved, people and relief organizations helped, the public informed with first aid advice and other life-saving information. It has been and continues to be an honor to volunteer with them -- the most rewarding "work" I have ever done. The principals of this organization are people of the utmost integrity, utmost humanitarianism -- caring, intelligent, and FUN people! If you're willing to learn, and care about helping people and animals in a disaster, I highly recommend Humanity Road!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I first got in touch with Humanity Road when setting up our relief effort for Haiti in February 2010. They were a fantastic help and a enormous resource of information and contacts. When our first transport to Haiti fell through they were able to arrange alternate transport within a couple of hours.
Since them I have seen them go from strength to strenght providing invaluable support services in numerous disasters across the globe.
They have mastered the use of social & online media as a tool for providing aid and I can strongly advice other organisations to work with them in the future.

redcrossmom

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been deeply moved and humbled by the outpouring of volunteers who in 2010 have responded to disasters around the world. As the founder and chair for Humanity Road, it has been my privilege to work with many talented and dedicated volunteers and humanitarian aid agencies connect those impacted by disaster with desperately needed aid. Humanity Road is a pioneer in digital disaster response and is setting benchmarks for the use of social media in disaster response.