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Humanity First USA Responds to Oklahoma Disaster


The Situation

On May 20, 2013, a devastating and deadly tornado, with wind speed exceeding 200 miles per hour, ripped through the city of Moore, Oklahoma. Ranked in the highest category of storm - an EF5 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale - devastation was immense and hundreds were injured. Twenty four precious lives have been lost.

As always, Humanity First responded immediately, sending volunteers from three states, as well as representation from Humanity First Canada. The team has been working diligently, in coordination with the city of Moore and the National Guard, to help families clean up homes and to provide essential supplies.

We need your continued help. Generous donations have allowed us to maximize our impact 60 times! For instance, due to not having access to a front loader tractor machine, volunteers used their bare hands to clean up homes, spending 60 man hours to do what it takes a machine to do in one hour. Donations changed that.

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On May 20, 2013, the city of Moore, Oklahoma was ravaged by a tornado with wind speed up to 200 miles an hour, falling into the category of the strongest tornadoes measured. As of May 21st, 24 deaths have been confirmed and the city of 55,000 has been devastated by the storm.

Humanity First Response
Humanity First sent an initial assessment team to Moore, Oklahoma on May 21, 2013. The team is in the process of providing displaced individuals with essential supplies in coordination with other agencies and officials. The Humanity First team is also planning to aid with clean-up efforts.

How Can You Help?
Please support the efforts of Humanity First by contributing to our disaster relief fund online or mail your checks directly to:Humanity First USA, 300 E. Lombard Street, Suite 840,Baltimore, MD 21202.

If you live near Tulsa, Oklahoma, or Dallas, Texas and would like to join the Humanity First team on the ground, please register as a volunteer on the Humanity First website, or please contact pervaiz.khan@us.humanityfirst.orgdirectly.

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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.

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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.

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