Press Release – Humanity Road has activated to support YachtAid Global and their 2017 Caribbean Relief response to provide disaster relief to the Caribbean. The scope of the damage left by Hurricanes Irma and Maria is almost incomprehensible.
Humanity Road joins YachtAid Global Caribbean Solutions Team
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Nov. 20, 2017 – PRLog — Humanity Road has activated to support YachtAid Global and their 2017 Caribbean Relief response to provide disaster relief to the Caribbean. Humanity Road is assisting YachtAid Global with operational support for its Caribbean operations and is providing valuable information on unmet needs. The scope of the damage left by Hurricanes Irma and Maria is almost incomprehensible. Over fifteen countries and forty million people were in the path of the storms.
Dominica suffered catastrophic losses with 90% of the electricity knocked out, all 53 hospitals have been damaged and more than 28,000 buildings are reported to be damaged or destroyed. As a result of the storms, Puerto Rico experienced total loss of electric across the island of 3.5 million people. “There is still such a great need for aid in the Caribbean, and the yachting community has really stepped forward to help. We are excited to be partnering with YachtAid Global to support their response,” shares Chris Thompson, President of Humanity Road, a global digital disaster response organization headquartered in Boydton, Virginia.
YachtAid Global (YAG) coordinates the acquisition and delivery of humanitarian aid to coastal communities in need or impacted by natural disasters in collaboration with a global network of volunteers, vetted non-governmental organizations and disaster relief experts. They leverage information on unmet needs to deploy quickly and bring valuable aid within a short window of time. August 31 when Category 5 Hurricane Irma devastated the Caribbean, YachtAid Global issued an urgent call to action to the Yachting industry and announced the formation of the SuperYacht Aid Coalition.
The YAG response capabilities matched with Humanity Road information capabilities makes this solution team a strong asset in the world of disaster response. The yachting industry has a high commitment to excellence, and YachtAid Global brings those core values to disaster response. Humanity Road volunteers are trained to use techniques to monitor live social media streams as well as using cutting edge tools to collect and analyze data. These techniques and tools help the organization locate medical and health related information that adds value to disaster response organizations and first responders.
As part of the YachtAid Global Caribbean response, the sailing vessel Enzo, from Rhode Island, is carrying relief items and is currently deployed in the Caribbean responding to water filtration needs. Their progress is being shared via their Facebook Page Operation Enzo.
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