“Disasters are local, and we help our neighbors, even if that neighbor is 6,000 miles away,” says Chris Thompson. “No matter where you are we are here to help when disaster strikes, and Montgomery County Maryland CERT and this partnership are helping their neighbor – in Vanuatu.”
About Humanity Road
We are a top rated nonprofit charity providing support to the public and aid agencies during sudden onset disaster. We monitor social media to save lives and close the black hole of communications during natural disaster. For more information about Humanity Road visit http://humanityroad.org
About Montgomery County CERT - The Montgomery County, MD Community Emergency Response Team is a team of county residents trained in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. The Montgomery County CERT has over 500+ members and its program is managed by the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service.
About Scanigo - Scanigo is a social media analytics toolkit developed by Progeny Systems in collaboration with Humanity Road to quickly filter social media into actionable information in support of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HA/DR) events, designed to meet respective analysis workflow processes and timelines.
About Peace Geeks - PeaceGeeks is a non-profit organization that leverages skilled volunteers and ICT to empower at-risk communities in developing and conflict-affected areas. With 500+ applicants, we support locally-based initiative through web and mobile development, crisis mapping, GIS, social media and communications strategy, and more to support grassroots non-profits, refugees and communities displaced by conflict and natural disasters.