Check out what our industrious Humanity Road volunteers have been up to the past week.
This week our volunteers monitored:
- Hurricane Arthur, North Carolina and eastern seaboard
- A happy ending to a distress call. Humanity Road’s #DAFN (Disabilities, Accessibility and Functional Needs) team was asked to help locate and check on a loved one in the impact area of Hurricane Arthur. Volunteers successfully reached local assistance personnel who successfully located and aided the person.
- Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake offshore of Papua New Guinea
- Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake in coastal Mexico near the border with Guatemala
- Typhoon Neoguri, Japan & South Korea
- Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake on Vanuatu
- Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake offshore of Japan
- Tsunami generated on nearby coast up to 8 inches in height
Humanity Road volunteers have also been working on the following in the past week:
- Developing a list of preparedness messages for #DAFN (Disabilities, Accessibility and Functional Needs) and began sharing them
- Providing preparedness messages for animals in disasters on Twitter and Facebook. Did you know Humanity Road has a blog dedicated to animals in disasters (AiD)?
- Giving recognition to great organizations.
- Kudos to Grand County, UT, and Lance Peterson for their work on creating a Special Needs Registry
- Kudos to Gloucester County, NJ for offering emergency preparedness training for disabled residents on July 30, 2014.
- Recruiting for volunteer summer interns
- Lots of behind-the-scenes work to keep things running smoothly and efficiently!
Some special news about Humanity Road:
- Humanity Road has been invited to the White House!
- “On behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, National Security Council, and Federal Emergency Management Agency, we invite you to attend the White House Innovation for Disaster Response and Recovery Initiative Demo Day on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the White House.”
- Humanity Road is now listed on the Department of Homeland Security’s website on Lessons Learned Information Sharing as a resource
Curious about Humanity Road? Would you like to help? Join us! Start by visiting Humanity Road’s volunteer page. We monitor on-going and potential disaster situations to assess for urgent unmet needs and to help amplify officials’ accurate and timely information.