DC Dinner: Restoring Communities, Building a Future
Humanity First USA Executive Director, Munum Naeem to speak
Date: Sunday, May 6, 2012, 7-9pm
Humanity First USA will hold its "Restoring Communities, Building a Future" fundraising dinner on Sunday May 6, 2012 from 7-9pm at the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg - 2 Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20879.
This event will be raising funds for one of our banner programs, Feed the Hungry in America (FHA) and for the general Humanity First fund. The FHA program mission is to reduce hunger and the wastage of food with the vision to make America hunger free.
The FHA team appreciates your support and even if you are unable to attend the fundraising dinner, you can still help make a difference by donating. The average household wastes $100 month by throwing away food. Imagine what a difference you could make with even a $50 donation!
Speakers: Munum Naeem has been the Executive Director of Humanity First USA since its inception in 2004. Prior to Humanity First USA’s incorporation, Munum’s deep passion for social services gained him recognition by 12 different state governors for his humanitarian efforts. Professionally, Munum is part of Continental Airlines leadership team in the role of Staff Vice President. Munum will be providing an update on current Humanity First projects to include disaster relief and banner program FHA.
Humanity First volunteer, Dr. Clayton Bell, will be sharing information about Humanity First's development projects in Haiti including the Bon Samaritan Primary School which just celebrated its Grand Opening Ceremony. He began volunteering with Humanity First immediately following the catastrophic earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010. Dr. Bell teamed with fellow Humanity First volunteer, Kyle Martin, MPH, to open the doors of a primary care clinic in the mountains of South East Haiti. The Cloud Medical Forest Clinic provided care for more than 8,000 patients and directed public health projects to improve access to potable water and sanitation in the community. As the cholera epidemic spread through Haiti, Dr. Bell and Kyle Martin worked with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) to open a Cholera Treatment Unit near the clinic. Dr. Bell graduated medical school at UAMS in Little Rock, Arkansas before moving to Haiti and becoming a full time volunteer with Humanity First. Dr. Bell has lived in the remote mountain village of Seguin, Haiti for the past 2 years and is now the Humanity First Country Director for Haiti. He will soon be moving back to the US and starting a 6 week, 2500 mile "Bisiklet for Haiti" Fundraiser Tour which will start in Arkansas and end in Maine, where Dr. Bell will begin his Family Medicine Residency in July.
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Humanity First is registered in 43 countries across 6 continents, and has been working on human development projects and responding to disasters since 1994. These have included the earthquakes in Turkey, Pakistan, Japan and Iran, floods in Africa and Latin America, hurricanes (Katrina and Rita) , tornado's (Kansas) and wild fires (California) in the USA, Indonesia and Bangladesh, and conflicts in Eastern Europe.
Since its inception and IRS registration in 2004, Humanity First has been focused on spending most of the raised funds on direct program related expenses. As a result, more than 90% of its funds are in that expense category. This is achieved through dedicated volunteers in its management, and program operation teams.