We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving. This season join the #UNSelfie movement. It’s an easy way to express yourself, have fun, and support people impacted by disaster.
On Tuesday, December 1st, show your support by making a donation to Humanity Road. Share your giving story with a photo tagged with #unselfie or tell a story about how you give back and tag it with #MyGivingStory. Humanity Road monitors social media to save lives helping people and animals get much needed food, water and medical aid.
We want to say thank you for all those who have been giving all year long, to our volunteers and to our donors. You truly inspire us and represent all that is great in our society today. Thank you for your #unselfie devotion to our mission and thank you for making 2015 another amazing year. Here are a few comments from those we have worked with in 2015:
“When it counted most, Humanity Road provided digital, remote volunteers to participate in a virtual phone bank. They were able to answer phones from survivors in Texas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming. They listened to their stories, and entered their work requests on crisiscleanup.org. I, and those survivors, are in debt to the service Humanity Road volunteers gave when it mattered most.”
“I worked with Humanity Road (HR) staff in an exercise environment supporting a multinational disaster response exercise. The HR staff were clearly experts in their field. PDC looks forward working with HR in the future on real or exercise environment disaster response.
Humanity Road has an extraordinary responsibility assisting victims of disaster; however, what really goes unnoticed is the effort behind the scenes of their leadership who initiates mutual aid requests for additional volunteer teams to assist in whatever the disaster may be – whether a local or international level disaster
Humanity Road helped us to collect, verify, and process reports coming to the quakemap platform after the Nepal Earthquake. Quakemap was used as one of the key information sources in Nepal’s earthquake response and relief work. In addition, they created Situation Reports periodically based on the information available in quakemap.org and other sources. The report was used by different humanitarian agencies. This was the first time I worked with Humanity Road directly. I found them open and highly professional. I am impressed with their practical advice and inspired by their passion in helping people in crisis.
One of the most valuable attributes any of us can ask for is professional reliability and Humanity Road is there, every time. Speaking for my own teams, remembering far-away nights in the dark linked only by satellite phone, Cat and her volunteers have our deep thanks.
As an expert in HADR Radio Communications I truly understand the power of swift and clear communications. Humanity Road is one of the most inspiring and relevant nonprofits that exist in this sector today….they also live and die by the adage that they must always keep the human in humanitarian relief.