Humanity First has been responding to disasters in various parts of the world. It maintains a vast pool of volunteers in the US and many other countries (through its sister HF operations) in six continents. By working with and assisting local authorities, communities can be helped in a cost effective way with their immediate and long term needs after disaster.
Disaster Response Efforts
Humanity First USA maintains a disaster monitoring team in New York. This team works closely with disaster monitoring teams in UK, Germany, Indonesia, and New Zeland. The New York team also maintains contact with other disaster relief agencies around the globe and with United Nations. Once a disaster is identified that is within the scope of Humanity First our teams are activated in coordination with local volunteers and authorities.
The biggest strength of Humanity first USA remains its pool of volunteers which comprises of professionals willing to volunteer on a short notice. We maintain a pool of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals, engineers, retired military personnel, EMT, and firefighters who are willing to donate their precious time for the humanitarian efforts around the world.
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.