Friday, August 19, 2016

Humanitarianday and here's one of the best ~ Alison Thompson

Today is #humanitarianday

And this post, and blog, is dedicated to all of those that have decided to become part of the solution and on this day it seems right to pick one particular person and cause and give them an extra special shout out.

If you don't already know the Dr Alison Thompson and her decades of being the example and all around Huminitarian during so many disasters it's time to shine a bit of light on the one so often offering it.  

"It's easy to be in the wrong place at the wrong time but Its Leadership to be in the wrong place at the right time." Alison Thompson
I first encountered Alison on Myspace during the Boxerday Tsunami in 2004 as early groups of #DigitalHumaintarian were working on how Emergency Management could use these emerging CommunitiesOnline to help those being impacted in a land so far and remote that before this horrible event few knew about Indonesia; Let alone the human suffering and damage to a whole way of life was unfolding, that is, until Humanitarians like Alison started acting as Crisis Free Agents and helping to connect to these communities online.

So on this Day of being human, the one that I've know the longest and still doing it needs some Love back.   Good on you Alison.  Nelson Jacobsen 

Please like Third Wave Volunteers on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @AlisonLoveLight

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