President Obama visited the disaster affected area in New York where he spoke with survivors of the storm and met 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 introduction of 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.
Humanity First has responded to many recent disasters including recent 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.
Humanity First is also accepting donations for the relief work. Donations can be made at www.humanityfirst.ca.