The Humanist Past and Future of the Republic of Haiti

Sixteen months ago, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck the southern arm of Haiti, decimating the region. Hospitals lay in ruins, unable to treat the 12,000+ people injured in the quake. Hundreds of thousands were left homeless. Roads, bridges, power plants, and schools were destroyed and have never been rebuilt. Compromised water supply systems have led…

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November Service Team Roundup!

Teams in our Food Security Project (FSP) reported 35 events in November, serving 13,802 individual beneficiaries and giving out 5,756 meals!  Additional GO Humanity Service Teams (GO Teams) held 12 more service events.

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Opinion: FEMA and Red Cross are not Champions

This piece comes to us from an activist and member of one of the vulnerable communities impacted by ongoing Atlantic hurricanes. Robin Harris is an an organizer for Central Florida Mutual Aid and collaborates with GO Humanity service team Orlando Oasis on disaster recovery. I will never forget the tears that filled Ernie’s eyes. I…

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Donate to respond to the Jackson, MI water crisis

In Jackson, Mississippi, access to clean, safe water has been an ongoing nightmare. In a city that is nearly 85% Black, a legacy of environmental racism has left the city’s water infrastructure unfunded and woefully inadequate. Now, record flooding across the Deep South has overwhelmed Jackson’s water treatment facilities, indefinitely leaving 150,000 residents without clean…

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“You have that look of a homeless person.”

Zephyr-Rose Poe is a queer, disabled, unhoused person who has recently moved cross-country to the Orlando-area. Zephyr has previously written and published two books: A Butterfly’s Wings, a book of poetry centered around feminism, queerness, and mental health, as well as The Adventure of It All, a two-part memoir about traveling around the world in…

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I Never Thought I’d be Unhoused

I never thought that I’d be unhoused. When you are disabled, you are presented with a series of hoops to jump through. Applications for social security benefits, SNAP (food stamps), and Medicaid. Section 8 lists are closed in most places—they aren’t even accepting new applicants. When I first started jumping through hoops, I was lucky…

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