Hi all, Thank you for visiting my page! I recognize that you're most likely inundated with donation requests, and I frankly cannot guarantee the level of impact from your donation*...but what I can guarantee is that this initiative embodies the values of human agency and dignity in a very tangible way. Allow me to introduce you to Humanitarian Makers and our partner, Field Ready, and what we do: Today’s humanitarian supply chains are slow, difficult and expensive. We are working toward a future where logistical needs are met where need arises, where communities affected by disaster can take control of their situation in the immediate aftermath, manufacturing essential life-saving and life-sustaining supplies. Through access to advanced manufacturing equipment, useful information and empowering skills, they can go on to recover and rebuild. Field Ready provides this access on the ground and with partners, currently in Nepal and Turkey, along with pilots in Haiti. www.fieldready.org Humanitarian Makers is an open, global, online community of makers supporting disaster relief locally, remotely and in the field. We are 300+ members with awareness growing through events such as the World Humanitarian Summit, the 2016 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference and the upcoming Fab12 conference in Shenzen, China. The Fab12 brings makers together from more than 1,000 worldwide Fab Labs to share, collaborate, explore and, of course, fabricate. And for the first time, a humanitarian layer will be introduced to this amazing fabrication network.... We are in the beginning miles of a 1000+ mile journey, and I'm excited to be able to contribute time and energy - and now 13.1 miles of sweat - to move this vision forward. I'd be honored if you join me - moral support, financially and/or as a member (there are a number of ways to engage)!! Thank you!! Donations will be received by Field Ready and earmarked for Humanitarian Makers, should you choose to donate. Field Ready is a 501c3 and your donation is tax deductible. *Considering Humanitarian Makers is a nascent community, the focus currently is on building relationships, connections and awareness to enable locally led HM groups to form, engage and drive problem-solving forward according to the humanitarian issues they see and/or are affected by.