Humanity First Responds to Oklahoma Tornado
Latest updates - June 02, 2013
Humanity First is registered with City of Moore volunteer unit to as response and relief Organization. The City was very happy to learn that the HF team had all the required tools and safety equipment. The city is divided into 10 zones out of which Humanity First has been assigned 2 zones that have the most damage.
Many insurance companies are not paying for home demolitions, and many families are asking for help in this regard as they do not have the ten thousand dollars to pay for this.
Humanity First is helping the affected residents with demolishing of houses and recovery of belongings. Volunteers are working very hard all day to help the people in need. City officials and other government agencies are very appreciative of Humanity First team and assigning various tasks to our volunteers.
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 including 9 children and the city of 55,000 has been devastated by the storm. About 2,400 homes were damaged in the Oklahoma cities of Moore and Oklahoma City.
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. Humanity First team is also planning immediate aid with clean-up efforts.
Humanity First is appealing to its supporters to contribute to the cause and help Humanity First help suffering humanity. Donations can also be made online at http://www.humanityfirst.ca/donate/ or by mailing a check to Humanity First. All donations are tax-deductible.
Humanity First has responded to many recent disasters including recently in Hurricane Sandy Relief efforts in USA East coast, flood in Philippines, famine in north east Africa, Japan tsunami, Haiti earthquake and Pakistan floods. In post disaster phase, Humanity First has also built local infrastructure to alleviate poverty in these countries.