My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Humanity Road, Boydton, VA, USA
Charleston County (SC) 9-1-1 identified a gap in our methods of emergency communications with the public. We did not have the ability to monitor social media for those people that would turn to that medium as a last resort for help during a disaster. We also realized that there is a large amount of useful crowd sourced information available on social media during disasters that we did not know how to aggregate into a useful tool.
A chance meeting with Chris Thompson led to a Humanity Road training course at our facility and discussions on how Humanity Road could help us fill those identified gaps.
On September 10, 2018, as Hurricane Florence approached the Carolinas, we put out the call to Humanity Road for assistance. Humanity Road began by amplifying our trusted source social media accounts and monitored for unmet needs from our public. They then added value to their service by providing us with crowd sourced and other information including the marine vessels still off our coastline.
Although Hurricane Florence meandered to the north and brought only some wind and rain to Charleston County, we were able to rely upon the Team at Humanity Road to watch over our community in a way that we could not.
Thank You Team Humanity Road!