Year in Review 2018

Hurricanes Florence and Michael ravaged much of the southeastern United States last autumn, setting new records for rainfall, wind speed, and destruction.

After both disasters, IEEE-USA’s MOVE community outreach truck went into action, a welcome sight for both first responders, and the displaced people they help. As the MOVE team of trained IEEE members worked, they tallied some impressive statistics of their own: the five-person group of volunteers served a total of 118 people days – almost 17 weeks.

Hurricane Florence

Newport, NC – Sept 25

Supported 3 Red Cross district offices with communications and networking support enabling caseworkers to find and help people in need

  • Fayetteville
  • Greenville
  • Wilmington

Supported 4 shelters with internet Wi-Fi providing critical communications and residents to reach family and children to do homework.


Hurricane Michael

  • Responded to Panama City FL less than 24 hours after landfall
  • NO power, water, or communications, including cell towers inoperable
  • Supported initial primary communications with Red Cross Headquarters in Tallahassee
  • Supported first responder communications with families, including search and rescue teams
  • Provided internet Wi-Fi to shelter with several hundred people

You Can Help

MOVE is funded by donations like yours. Your support is greatly appreciated. Please consider helping the MOVE Community Outreach program by donating to the cause.

Interested in volunteering? Please visit our volunteer information page.



Fast Facts:

!0/14/18 – West Panama City

In 2018, the MOVE truck was driven 3825 miles with 118  days of service 118. The team supported 3 Red Cross District offices and 6 Red Cross shelters
Nights sleeping in the truck 28


Communications Upgrade

A new radio console is under development (includes CB radio, ham radio and an LTE router). This new radio console will allow the MOVE volunteers the capability to monitor several smart IEEE systems from the cab of the IEEE MOVE. It also gives them 3 additional communications capabilities that they can utilize while traveling and in disaster situations.

This is a very exciting addition to the MOVE truck!

STEM and Public Visibility

The MOVE team was active with training and community outreach in 2018. MOVE volunteers have traveled to a number of science festivals to promote STEM and the IEEE mission of Advancing Technology for Humanity. Over 50,000 people were reached in 2018.


Thanks to the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES)

We are proud to recognize PES as or latest leading sponsor for their generous investment in the MOVE initiative.

The IEEE Power & Energy Society is the leading provider of scientific and engineering information on electric power & energy for the betterment of society and the preferred professional development source for our members.


Thanks to our 2018 MOVE Volunteers!

Meshari Algumaizi
Loretta Arellano
Justin Baba
John Balsam
Leandro G Barajas
Chase Battaglio
Thomas Bellarmine
Ralph Phillip Borching
Chris Brantley
Alan Brown
Sharlene Brown
James Conrad
Jay Diepenbrock
Sonya Dillard
Mary Ebel
Chris Farrell
Tim Forrest
Dusty Fisher
Dan Fucella
Kanwalindirjit Gagneja
Jill Gostin
Brian Greene
Eric Grigorian
Deb Hall
Jeffry Handal
Thomas Heckwolf
Ted Hissey
Matt Horrer
David Iams
John Johnson
Steve Kemp
Kathy Land
Warren Macchi
Lee Mari
William S Marshall IV
William Maxemchuk
Keith Moore
J. Derald Morgan
Macauley Osaisai
Brian Page
Glenn Parker
Nick Pasquerillo
Nathan Phillipp
Ken Pigg
Rodney Radford
Shahinur Rahman
Andre KC Randall
Grayson Randall
Mary Ellen Randall
Michael Randall
Bill Ratcliff
Sephandaro Reach
Jim Remich
Will Robinson
Melia Romine
Peter Romine
Seth Romine
Andrew Seely
Butch Shadwell
Adelaide Siegl
Chris Siegl
Murray Skeete
Mark Smith
Robert Stong
Mark Torres
Luis Vargas
Gregg Vaughn
Raul Vila
Ebony Walker
Damith Wickramanayake
David C Wright
John Yaglenski

Sorry if we missed you,  please let us know and we would be glad to add you to the list!


You Can Help

MOVE is funded by donations like yours. Your support is greatly appreciated. Please consider helping the MOVE Community Outreach program by donating to the cause.

Interested in volunteering? Please visit our volunteer information page.


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