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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

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


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.



Rating: 5

I chose to donate to Humanity Road because they are providing a service to the public for communications. This was one of the biggest gaps during Hurricane Katrina. Effective communications will help save lives. I always know I can rely on Humanity Road for the best information.



Rating: 5

I have a very small budget but wanted to help in a real way. I make a small donation monthly to this organization and I see what they do on a very small budget. Its amazing. I'm very happy with their work and their transparency.



Rating: 5

Humanity Road has proven to be an important tool, using social media for communicating when disaster strikes. Their team of dedicated volunteers are committed to helping, not only here in the states, but worldwide. Humanity Road continues to connect disaster survivors with the assistance needed to recover.



Rating: 4

Through the years the composition of disaster response has changed dramatically. Individuals can now interact and experience world events at up to the minute speed of technology. While social media is relatively new; it is the technology of today, its transformative effect has captured new and creative ways to intertwine the mass collaboration of participants involved in a disaster. Humanity Road has captured the value of social media through their passion in helping people not only domestically but internationally as well. Their use of social media tools provides the opportunity to turn individuals into critical assets during national or man-made disasters. There is significant value to be gained from Humanity Road that establishes a social media presence and actively sets high expectations of its response capabilities, volunteers and other emergency response organizations.