Humanity Road, Inc
230 Washington Street
Boydton VA 23917
Mission Statement
The absence of information can be a cry for help - we assess big data to quickly identify people and animals in need and isolated by disaster impacts. We monitor communications to identify under served populations and provide information on early impacts based on social media to the public, to the officials and first responders to help improve their common operating picture of an unfolding situation.

Based in South side Virginia, Humanity Road provides disaster response support worldwide through a distributed volunteer workforce.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Christine Thompson
Board Chair Christine Thompson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Previous affiliation Verizon Communications
Contact Information
Address 230 Washington Street
Boydton, VA 23917
Telephone 800 931-1951
E-mail press@humanityroad.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2010
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
 
 
Projected Revenue $330,389.00
Projected Expenses $311,963.00
Statements
Mission
The absence of information can be a cry for help - we assess big data to quickly identify people and animals in need and isolated by disaster impacts. We monitor communications to identify under served populations and provide information on early impacts based on social media to the public, to the officials and first responders to help improve their common operating picture of an unfolding situation.

Based in South side Virginia, Humanity Road provides disaster response support worldwide through a distributed volunteer workforce.

Impact

 2016 Accomplishments

Disaster Response:
  • In FY 2016 Humanity Road Disaster desk was active for 3,878 hours for 105 events and 10,000 volunteer hours. Eleven events exceeded 100 hours of activation including 3 health, 3 hurricanes, two earthquakes, two floods and one fire.
  • Supported health monitoring in Burundi for UNOCHA
  • Hurricane Matthew, Caribbean and USA, Published 3 situation reports and a special medical report for Haiti shared with medical partners responding including Americares. Supported local orphanage with cell phone credits to restore communications capacity.
Disaster Preparedness
  • Developed and implemented seven internal drills, two preparedness exercises and one special training to strengthen volunteer skills. 
  • Conducted 53 volunteer training sessions and filled 218 training seats
Process Improvement
  • Humanity Road was one of only 100 nonprofits in the world chosen to be highlighted at the United Nations sponsored World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul Turkey  
  • Was one of the first organizations in Virginia to be recognized as a top nonprofit by Great Nonprofits

 2017 Top Goals

  • Build capacity through increased funding
  • Improve volunteer skills through enhanced training materials
  • Increase scalability through development of self paced training


 
Needs
  • Maintain and build rapid disaster response fund through donations. This fund is used to respond to disaster to help the public and aid agencies get information about food, water, shelter and reunite with loved ones.
  • Training Development - material development for self paced guides and video training is expensive. Estimates indicated $25,000 for self paced training. We have funding gap of 15,000 that needs to be filled in order to deliver on desired 2017 training materials development goals
Background

Humanity Road is based in southern Virginia and provides disaster response support worldwide through a distributed volunteer workforce. Founded in 2010, Humanity Road launched the first digital social media operations center for disaster response.

The absence of information can be a cry for help - we assess big data to quickly reach those who are isolated by disaster impacts. We monitor communications to identify underserved populations. We provide information on early impacts based on social media to officials and first responders to help improve their common operating picture of an unfolding situation. The organization leverages social media and emerging technology during disaster to identify, communicate and resolve urgent needs. Humanity Road also engages in technology experiments and disaster preparedness exercises and training to improve situational awareness, community resilience and speed the chain of care.

Humanity Road provides aid information to the public, officials and first responders regarding emerging impacts of a disaster and mission specific reports that include early indications based on social media for aid agencies responding to disaster. Humanity Road is an award winning top rated nonprofit, recognized at the White House and by the Department of Homeland Security for its contribution to disaster response and honored by the United Nations as a top innovator at the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit.

The organization has been designated as a subject matter expert in the use of social media during disaster by the Office of Naval Research. With 15 years of experience in research and development and 8 years operational experience for over 1,000 natural and man-made disasters. Humanity Road has been directly responsible for the rescue of hundreds of people and provision of aid for tens of thousands impacted by disaster. With successful operational experience collaborating during disaster with civilian, military, for profit and nonprofit organizations.

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
International
Metro Richmond
Tri-cities Region
Richmond, City
Amelia County
Ashland
Chester
Chesterfield County
Colonial Heights, City
Dinwiddie County
Ettrick
Essex County
Goochland County
Hanover County
Henrico County
Hopewell, City
Matoaka
Petersburg, City
Powhatan County
Prince George County
Richmond County
Sussex County
Charles City County
Gloucester County
King and Queen County
Lancaster County
Louisa County
Mathews County
Middlesex County
New Kent County
Northumberland County
Charlottesville-Albermarle
Hampton Roads
Northern Neck
Northern Virginia
Shenandoah Valley
Southside Virginia
Southwest Virginia
Statewide
National
Westmoreland County
Board Chair
Board Chair Christine Thompson
Company Affiliation Previous affiliation Verizon Communications
Term Jan 2010 to Dec 2020
Email chris@humanityroad.org
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Catherine Graham
Company Affiliation former affiliation RelayHealth
Term Jan 2010 to Dec 2020
Email cat@humanityroad.org
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Art Botterell California Governors Office of Emergency Services
Robert A Enholm Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Charles Hardy Webster University
D. Cary Mitchell Blooston Mordkofsky Dickens Duffy & Prendergast, LLP
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 100
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 2
Governance
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 50
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Christine Thompson
Plans
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Programs
Description
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $330,389.00
Projected Expenses $311,963.00
Spending Policy N/A
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$182,404$159,736$83,022
Administration Expense$32,628$19,017$19,068
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.051.030.83
Program Expense/Total Expenses85%89%81%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$18,414$7,405$5,363
Current Assets$13,218$5,914$2,715
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$6,707$6,975$9,428
Total Net Assets$11,707$430($4,065)
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.970.850.29
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 5/2017View