Following Cyclone Debbie here in Australia we needed some quick intelligence on the extent of damage to cellular networks, which HR were able to provide quickly and painlessly. We are already using that data to help further build resilience in Australia. Without HR's support, this information would have been much more difficult for us to find. Also, the history of HR's situation reports provides an invaluable longitudinal data set on the impact of disasters on communications and other vital services.
Humanity Road is an organization that is based on the concept of virtual volunteers that help connect disaster survivors in need of assistance with Emergency Management organizations. They do crisismapping, crowd source mapping and other innovative social media means to assist in disaster and recovery. This organization is very proactive in helping to get emergency managers to be able to connect with disaster survivors. They train emergency managers and volunteers during the "blue sky" times so they are prepared to use social media to connect those in need after a disaster with the responder community.
Humanity Road is a great volunteer organization that serves for disaster relief. I'm really glad o be one of the volunteers in Humanity Road, it provides me opportunities to contribute to save more lives suffered in the disaster,
The most important aspect of any small organization is its people. I have known and worked with the principals of Humanity Road for many years, and I have always admired their drive, dedication, and talent. I have seen them persevere and succeed where much larger organizations have failed. They're the best.
Humanity Road, Inc. offers many useful tools in social media and technology that are useful in helping nonprofits and faith based organizations reach out to the rest of the world in what donations and services are needed during times of disasters. We are thankful they are part of our disaster relief networks!
Humanity Road is a proven and trusted partner in the whole community approach to disaster preparedness, emergency management, and recovery operations.
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!
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!
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.
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.