The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Human Relief OrganizationHuman Relief Organization
T he Human Relief Organization mission is to provide medical assistance, education, food, clothing and a message of hope to the less fortunate countries around the world. HRO is a nonpolitical, non-denominational entity founde d in 1994 as a non-prof... Read more
T he Human Relief Organization mission is to provide medical assistance, education, food, clothing and a message of hope to the less fortunate countries around the world. HRO is a nonpolitical, non-denominational entity founded in 1994 as a non-profit (501C)(3), tax exempt, international relief organization which arranges a variety of support for the needy of the world.
Affidavits for recipient nations to acquire needed resources are first obtained through diplomatic channels here and abroad in order for recipient nations to sanction and support HRO activities in their respective countries. The relationship of HRO with the US Department of Defense is one which involves diplomatic channels and those military organizations serving the military's need for logistical coordination of resources directed through the Pentagon and shipped via local Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines logistical assets. Since incorporation. HRO programs are jointly administered through the State Department (DOS), Department of Defense (DOD), and the US Agency for International Development (USAIDS). HRO is also registered with the Department of Agriculture (DOA) for permission to obtain and use solicitation authorizations in obtaining products and resources controlled by it. HRO enjoys a working relationship with the Denton Program within USAIDS, which provides the logistical assets to transport hospital beds and medical material to the countries listed below.