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Humanity Road

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Disaster Aid, 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

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Humanity Road provided surge support to our volunteer-driven relief coordination for North India (Uttarakhand) floods and helped in the information collation on the Web, specifically with a 3W (Who-What-Where) report. The kind of active participation by HR volunteers in not just the specific tasks but overall in the coordination of this large volunteer group is absolutely commendable. I was also coordinator of this group and found the noteworthy skills shown from HR mates which are critical for both the overall goal of the work as well as collaboration. It includes drilling down on specificity, time-bound functions and reporting of each day for accountability. Really enjoyed working with you all, Cat et al.

2 Laura57

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I connected with Humanity Road via Twitter (@HumanityRoad) while researching earthquake relief organizations operating in Haiti. At the time, I was looking to provide assistance in the form of urgently needed goods or services where 100% of my donation would be applied for immediate use to benefit those in crisis. There were so many organizations to chose from, with each claiming their need for donations, but I didn't know who to trust with all certainty that my donation would directly (not indirectly) benefit those in need. Tracking their activity and learning more about the organization's goals, progress, and operational integrity, I reached out to Humanity Road with my concern and wishes. Highly knowledgeable, trained, and compassionate volunteers swiftly provided me with contact info, specifications, and guidance that facilitated my donation to the intended recipients in an incredibly expedient and efficient manner. With great satisfaction and gratitude, I knew I made the right choice to collaborate with Humanity Road.