Huricane Katrina Relief
Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast region on August 29, 2005 as a Category 4 storm. With storm surges up to twenty feet high, levees broke around New Orleans and flooded the city for weeks, killing thousands of people and leaving millions more displaced. Mississippi and Alabama were also hit by the hurricane, destroying whole towns and leaving wreckage at every corner.
Humanity First Approach
Humanity First USA acted quickly in this disaster, sending in teams of medical personnel and cartons of tents, food, and water to help those in need. With thousands needing medical care, Humanity First joined services with the Red Cross in Gonzales, Louisiana and the National Guard to set up temporary relief clinics. Humanity First also collaborated with Continental Airlines to provide free tickets and suitcases to help displaced victims with their transportation needs.
Humanity First is currently working on Phase 2 relief project which includes helping two schools and assisting families in rebuilding process. Volunteers are assisting in finding families to adopt displaced victims as well as starting a program to assist school children affected by the disaster.
Donate to help provide relief for disasters such as Hurricane Katrina.
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.