Humanity Road (HR) monitors man-made and natural disaster around the globe. Here is what has been monitored and accomplished within the month of August:
From August 1st – August 31st Humanity Road volunteers were monitoring:
- Typhoon Soudelor – Saipan, Marianna Islands
- Humanity Road was activated by FEMA through the Tech Corps Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
- Volunteers searched social media for urgent needs, relief gaps, and private sector updates
- An activation email was sent out to all HR volunteers, and an SMS was sent to US-based volunteers.
- The situation report created for FEMA contains information on urgent needs, vulnerable populations, government, schools, pictures/videos, public health & medical, schools, and more.
- HR produced 6 situation reports published to our website and sent to FEMA, helping with the overall situational awareness.
- Erawan Shrine Explosion – Bangkok, Thailand
- An explosion occurred at the Erawan Shrine complex, a popular religious and tourist destination in Bangkok
- Tweeted list of hospitals, emergency numbers, Embassy announcements, and school closings.
- Tropical Storm Erika – Dominica, Caribbean
- Tropical Storm Erika damaged several Caribbean islands, and caused flooding in the Carolina’s (U.S) as well as Florida.
- The island of Dominica was severely damaged, with the latest death toll at 20 people
- HR gathered social media info, and re-tweeted important hurricane safety tips.
Other Humanity Road news from August 1st – August 31st:
- Did you know that Humanity Road is among only 2% of non-profits in Guide Star to have earned the Guide Star Gold rating?
- Microsoft’s Upgrade Your World
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- Humanity Road’s After Action Review for our Nepal Earthquake Response has been published. Read about our great teamwork and what we accomplished, results of our activations, and lessons learned.
- To read about the next steps of Humanity Road Empowerment – The Power of One – please bookmark this link
- Recruiting Heroes – Get your geek on! Visit our volunteer center to enroll in upcoming classes
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