April 15th, 2024

Special Edition

Celebrating our 20th Anniversary

Hope, Healing and Humanity

Our Journey of 20 Years

HFUSA commemorates a milestone of 20 years of serving humanity. We renew our commitment to expand sustainable pathways for people around the world to succeed and flourish.

Our Journey

Origin of Humanity First

Humanity First began in 1992 with Disaster Relief aid to Bosnia and later on expanded to human development care.

Gift of Sight was launched in 1996 and Feed a Family (Food Security) in 1997.

From 1992-2004

Through the Humanity First network, American volunteers had already been contributing to global impact since the 1990s.

Tent with people standing around to receive medical care

Early Years

In April 2004, Humanity First USA became a fully registered 501c3 organization. Soon after, Humanity First USA brought crucial relief to people displaced and injured after the tsunami in Southeast Asia and an earthquake in Kashmir.

In the US, Hurricane Katrina was our first major disaster response, and then our focus quickly turned to education and food security for children and families.

Pakistan Earthquake in 2005, Humanity First USA a part of the relief efforts.

Bashir Malik volunteering in Indonesia in 2005 after the Asian Tsunami.

Humanity First USA launch into Our Kids, Our Future (Knowledge for Life) in 2005 with underprivileged children.

Hurricane Katrina 2005- Our First USA DR Response

Volunteers setting up camp to provide relief efforts.

Medical service provided to the people impacted by the hurricane.

Humanity First USA volunteers hard at work.

Our 20 year impact summary

The Humanity First USA journey has entailed 64 disaster relief efforts, 7 current food security distribution centers and one stand alone food pantry, 3 hospitals & clinics including Nasir Hospital in Guatemala, 315K patients served through hospitals and global medical camps, 5,384 cataract surgeries under the Gift of Sight missions, 27 schools and vocational centers around the world, and 1,633 water installations in barren villages.

2013 Gift of Sight Mission

Baby Born in Nasir Hospital, Guatemala Inaugurated 2018

Humanity First in Gaza providing relief 2024

2020 Willingboro Food Distribution during COVID-19

2019 Humanity First Massakpa Primary School in Liberia

2021 Water hand pump installed in Diola, Mali

20th Anniversary Events

We welcome you to be a part of this celebratory year!


The Humanity First USA 20th Anniversary Gala is on May 16th in Washington DC. Join US and foreign dignitaries, nonprofit leaders, and HFUSA supporters like you who make an impact to serve humanity. We are thrilled to host you!

Purchase your ticket to this special event before May 10th.

More anniversary events to come this year - follow this newsletter or social media to make sure you don’t miss out.


Virtual Walk

Join us for the inaugural 'Walk the World for Humanity' Virtual Walk fundraiser at the end of the summer! You can participate as an individual, team, or get your organization to take part. We will circle the globe to go 24,900 miles (at 2,000 steps per mile that's 49,800,000 steps!) Don't miss the opportunity to become a sponsor of this fantastic event!

Registration will open in June. We will share more information soon!



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