A Celebration of Volunteer Service

Volunteers Around The World

It’s Our B’Earthday!
2013 marks our third year anniversary here at Humanity Road and to celebrate, on Saturday April 20th we had virtual cake and recognized the outstanding contributions of our volunteers.  It is no mistake that we celebrate our organizational birthday on Earth Day.  Our volunteers hail from countries all over the world and monitor emerging disaster every day globally.  We are very grateful for the many hours they provided in support of the public impacted by emerging disaster in 2012.

2012 Event Summary
Volunteers responded to 312 emerging events in 2012, doubling our response of 147 in 2011.  Earthquakes, severe weather and public safety events comprised more than 70% of our responses.  Among major responses was Super Storm Sandy.  Also, as a member of the Digital Humanitarian Network (DHN) and on behalf of the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), we provided media monitoring support for Hurricane Bopha in the Philippines and on behalf of Samoa for Typhoon Evan. These are just a few of the many event responses in 2012.

National Volunteer Week
We are very pleased to recognize volunteers for their outstanding contributions and some amazing individual stories of support for 2012.  This year in recognition of National Volunteer Week and to honor these extraordinary people, we will be publishing one story a day.  Today, we would like to announce the winners of our annual Humanity Road Volunteer Service Awards.

Mercury Award – Cindy Becker

Da Vinci Award – ITDRC and Disaster Tech Lab

Fellowship Award – Cindy Becker

Presidents Choice Award – Catherine Graham

Gold Presidents Service Award – Bettie Tussey

Gold Presidents Service Award – RQ Skye

Silver Presidents Service Award – Aline Carr

Join us in celebrating National Volunteer Week and thank a volunteer who has provided service to the public.  And we hope you enjoy the brief video that gives everyone a brief snippet of a view into our 2012 program activities.