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Hurricane Sanday - East Coast USA Update
Humanity First Canada Volunteers Help Victims of Hurricane Sandy

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HFUSA (Humanity First USA) began assessment of devastated areas within 24 hours of Hurricane Sandy.  Immediate disaster relief response conference calls were held to organize urgent actions plans and create teams. Volunteers in New Jersey and New York made contact with local authorities and explored areas in need of urgent assistance.  HFUSA also met with the Mayor of Staten Island and offered their services to the community. Other teams within New York and New Jersey visited schools, shelters and community facilities.

Read more: Hurricane Sanday - East Coast USA Update

President Obama Thanks Volunteers from Canada
Humanity First Canada Volunteers Help Victims of Hurricane Sandy

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President Obama visited the disaster affected area in New York where he spoke with survivors of the storm andmet with federal disaster workers, local officials and disaster response volunteers. President Obama also met with volunteers of Humanity First.  While shaking hands with the President, volunteers gave a brief introductionof Humanity First and told him that they have traveled from Canada.  President Obama said "We are very thankful to our neighbors from the north".

Few minutes later, addressing to the media, he mentioned that he met some volunteers from Canada and thanked again saying “…I want to thank all the volunteers…we have some Canadians who have come down to help out”
(referring to volunteers of Humanity First from Canada).

Volunteers of Humanity First Canada joined the disaster response team of Humanity First USA that had been assisting the victims of super storm Sandy. Hundreds of Humanity First volunteers have been helping the victims from day one.

Read more: President Obama Thanks Volunteers from Canada

Hurricane Sandy has claimed over 100 lives 
Humanity First launched the Hurricane Sandy relief effort
 

Hurricane SandyHumanity First Disaster Response Team (HFDRT) launched the Hurricane Sandy relief effort in areas of New York (Lower Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island) and New Jersey. Lower Manhattan was the area hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy. Stores are closed, sidewalks are empty and many residents have been without electricity, cell phone service, and running water since Sunday. The temperatures have dropped, reaching a low of 38 degrees at night – with no heat, many residents have been suffering in the cold. Although the weather is harsh, Humanity First volunteers have been working in high spirits with local authorities to assess the needs and provide as much aid as possible to the communities in need.

On November 1st, 2012 the team began assessment of hardest hit areas. Local team from HF USA in New Jersey and New York made contact with local authorities and explored the options of initial needs. Humanity First volunteers served displaced populations at shelters in John J. High School and the Armory in Brooklyn, New York.
 

On November 2nd, 2012 volunteers assisted Nazareth Housing in lower Manhattan to assist displaced victims. Humanity First gave 100 blankets5 cases of diapers 20 cases of AA batteries, 2 cases of hand warmers and over 50 cases of medical supplies.

Read more: Hurricane Sandy - East Coast

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