Alekz Londos is creating projects that will benefit both humanity and our environment
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I am Alekz Londos, owner of Advanced Disaster Relief. I live near the ocean in Santa Cruz, California in the USA. I have 16 years of experience as a photojournalist. After being a witness to so much destruction, death, mass suffering, and failed humanitarian responses, I was driven to make a difference and became involved in emergency services. I have independently provided international disaster relief support and immediate medical care to critical areas before the military and multinational organizations arrived. I have done search and rescue, body recovery, psychological debriefing, debris removal, risk mitigation, and rebuilt infrastructures. I focus my mission objectives on benefitting humanity and our environment. I then write inspiring stories and utilize mass media to help raise awareness and compassion towards tragic events.

I began my career working for major TV news stations in Reno, Nevada before becoming an independent, freelance photojournalist in 2002. My images have been featured on CNN, NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC, KSBW, Associated Press (AP), World News (WN), Philippine National News, and many other news outlets. I have been published in newspapers 34 times: The Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, LA Times, Aptos Times, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Mercury News, Reno Gazette Journal, Santa Cruz Good Times, and Reno News & Review. I have been interviewed by Anonymous (the international cyber hacking group) as well as KSCO, KTOK, and KRXA radio stations.

I took a variety of courses at Cabrillo College in 2008 and years later had accumulated 81 units. I mostly studied emergency medical training, environmental science, horticulture, sustainability, and renewable energy and resources, all of which I could apply to my career. I completed the Red Cross course in Santa Cruz and become a disaster relief volunteer in 2009. I also completed the Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) course at the Felton Fire Station in 2010. I now consider myself a hybrid photojournalist, environmentalist, humanitarian, and activist.

I self-deployed to hazmat cleanups, lightning storms, wildfires, floods, sinkholes, landslides, snowstorms, car accidents, and a commuter train crash. I was in New Orleans during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the Philippines during the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan. I have been through three other hurricanes as well: Gustav in 2008, as well as Isaac and Sandy in 2013. I also went tornado chasing in Oklahoma in 2013. I was in Ghana during the peak of the Ebola Outbreak in 2014. I volunteered in Nepal during the earthquake aftermath of 2015. I lived in the epicenter for a month on my own while treating medical patients and helping the community recover. I went to Erbil, Iraq in 2016, where I brought supplies to the Peshmerga military, distributed medical aid to the clinics, and volunteered in Syrian refugee camps.

Throughout my missions, I have been a witness to the unimaginable, widespread destruction of catastrophic man-made and natural disasters. I’ve seen things from a perspective that most people have not. I am extremely saddened by the egotism, greed, and lack of compassion by both people and corrupt corporations that are contributing to the destructive impact of industrialized nations. In this moment, we are all witnessing the rapid disruption and alteration of our planet’s biosphere and we are still carelessly wasting resources and destroying the Earth's fragile ecosystems. The exponential rate of man-made climate change is the collective result of our selfish, repetitive actions, our over-consuming society, and profit-based, consumerist world economy wasting resources and destroying our Earth's fragile ecosystems. Inherently, we have the responsibility to take initiative in being accepting and supportive of our transition towards an ecologically-sustainable global society.

I began writing my book "Resource Guide to Solve Urgent Global Issues" in 2008, when immediate global action became apparent. This is an educational text of my knowledge, experience and yet another desperate attempt of mine to present society with compelling solutions to the challenges we all face. This document details a wide range of subjects that will not only benefit those working in emergency services and government-appointed positions, but also the general public. The document is decipherable in 91 written languages on the website page with a built-in English audiobook reader. The English MP3 and English PDF download is also available. The 6X9 inch paperback book is 200 pages with 167 charts, graphs and extraordinary color pictures. http://advanceddisasterrelief.com/resource-guide....

Some past accomplishments:
• I have given speech presentations to groups, clubs, middle school, and college classes in efforts of further inspiring people.
• I have co-organized a March Against Monsanto protest and beach cleanup projects.
• I am the founder of the controversial event “Santa Cruz Chalked-Up,” which distributed thousands of sticks of side-walk chalk downtown for activist, artistic, and community interaction.
• I am the designer of two legendary bike parks in Capitola, California: Oz and Brommer Street Bike Jump Park.
• I released a documentary in 2000 that had taken me seven years to film, edit, direct, and produce. It is called PSYCHOSiiS Version 2.4.
• I summited Mount Whitney in 2007. The summit elevation is 14,505 feet above sea level.
• I organized a holiday toy drive at a popular music venue in 2008. I had contracted ten major sponsors that each made large contributions.
• I established my company, Advanced Disaster Relief, in 2013.
• I independently organized a “Mass Tire Removal Project” in 2013 after discovering hundreds of illegally dumped (deteriorating) tires. They were located in a creek ravine in the Santa Cruz Redwood Forest. I acquired permission from the county and recruited 30 amazing volunteers through Facebook. Together we removed over 1000 tires (within only 5 days) to be disposed of correctly. We later found out they had been there for 35 years.
• I was involved with the production of an inspiring music video in 2015. It was produced to thank the world for their help during the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan. It was written, sung, and produced by Jim Paredes. The images used in the video were all of what I had captured while volunteering in the Philippines. It has 105k Facebook shares with millions of views!!
• I filmed, edited, directed, and produced a 9-minute environmental public service announcement in 2016. It covers consumerism, pollution, fire prevention, and global warming. It is uploaded to my Facebook page, my YouTube page, and often airs on community TV.

I would love to reach $1000 per month. This will further support my international humanitarian missions and creative environmental project ideas!!


Goals
$11 of $1,000 per month
Have you seen my struggles, pain, progress and accomplishments in trying to help people while also trying to make the world a better place? I couldn’t have done this without the wonderful people who believe in me,... supporting my environmental projects and international humanitarian missions. Thank you!

I created this Patreon page for those who continue to value what I offer society and would like to further support my work. Like most people, the only thing limiting my full potential… is money. This page allows members to donate $1 or more monthly. This will help me offset community outreach project expenses: equipment, supplies, educational materials, travel costs, etc. There are many musicians, artists and authors that receive over $25,000 a month on this site and I'm here trying to save the human race. If I reach $1000 per month, I can then focus my full attention on helping both people and the environment rather than wasting away my life making money to do these projects. https://www.patreon.com/AlekzLondos

Your monthly donation is greatly appreciated. It will allow me to work at my optimal level of capability, completing my existing project objectives and also beginning [new] extraordinary projects in the future. Collectively, we will build a safe, healthy, sustainable and resilient global society. 

This is my international mission portfolio.
http://advanceddisasterrelief.com/picture-gallery....

These are testimonies that I've received from the public.
http://advanceddisasterrelief.com/testimonies.html...

Sincerely Alekz Londos of Advanced Disaster Relief; environmentalist, humanitarian, journalist and activist. http://advanceddisasterrelief.com

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I am Alekz Londos, owner of Advanced Disaster Relief. I live near the ocean in Santa Cruz, California in the USA. I have 16 years of experience as a photojournalist. After being a witness to so much destruction, death, mass suffering, and failed humanitarian responses, I was driven to make a difference and became involved in emergency services. I have independently provided international disaster relief support and immediate medical care to critical areas before the military and multinational organizations arrived. I have done search and rescue, body recovery, psychological debriefing, debris removal, risk mitigation, and rebuilt infrastructures. I focus my mission objectives on benefitting humanity and our environment. I then write inspiring stories and utilize mass media to help raise awareness and compassion towards tragic events.

I began my career working for major TV news stations in Reno, Nevada before becoming an independent, freelance photojournalist in 2002. My images have been featured on CNN, NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC, KSBW, Associated Press (AP), World News (WN), Philippine National News, and many other news outlets. I have been published in newspapers 34 times: The Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, LA Times, Aptos Times, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Mercury News, Reno Gazette Journal, Santa Cruz Good Times, and Reno News & Review. I have been interviewed by Anonymous (the international cyber hacking group) as well as KSCO, KTOK, and KRXA radio stations.

I took a variety of courses at Cabrillo College in 2008 and years later had accumulated 81 units. I mostly studied emergency medical training, environmental science, horticulture, sustainability, and renewable energy and resources, all of which I could apply to my career. I completed the Red Cross course in Santa Cruz and become a disaster relief volunteer in 2009. I also completed the Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) course at the Felton Fire Station in 2010. I now consider myself a hybrid photojournalist, environmentalist, humanitarian, and activist.

I self-deployed to hazmat cleanups, lightning storms, wildfires, floods, sinkholes, landslides, snowstorms, car accidents, and a commuter train crash. I was in New Orleans during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the Philippines during the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan. I have been through three other hurricanes as well: Gustav in 2008, as well as Isaac and Sandy in 2013. I also went tornado chasing in Oklahoma in 2013. I was in Ghana during the peak of the Ebola Outbreak in 2014. I volunteered in Nepal during the earthquake aftermath of 2015. I lived in the epicenter for a month on my own while treating medical patients and helping the community recover. I went to Erbil, Iraq in 2016, where I brought supplies to the Peshmerga military, distributed medical aid to the clinics, and volunteered in Syrian refugee camps.

Throughout my missions, I have been a witness to the unimaginable, widespread destruction of catastrophic man-made and natural disasters. I’ve seen things from a perspective that most people have not. I am extremely saddened by the egotism, greed, and lack of compassion by both people and corrupt corporations that are contributing to the destructive impact of industrialized nations. In this moment, we are all witnessing the rapid disruption and alteration of our planet’s biosphere and we are still carelessly wasting resources and destroying the Earth's fragile ecosystems. The exponential rate of man-made climate change is the collective result of our selfish, repetitive actions, our over-consuming society, and profit-based, consumerist world economy wasting resources and destroying our Earth's fragile ecosystems. Inherently, we have the responsibility to take initiative in being accepting and supportive of our transition towards an ecologically-sustainable global society.

I began writing my book "Resource Guide to Solve Urgent Global Issues" in 2008, when immediate global action became apparent. This is an educational text of my knowledge, experience and yet another desperate attempt of mine to present society with compelling solutions to the challenges we all face. This document details a wide range of subjects that will not only benefit those working in emergency services and government-appointed positions, but also the general public. The document is decipherable in 91 written languages on the website page with a built-in English audiobook reader. The English MP3 and English PDF download is also available. The 6X9 inch paperback book is 200 pages with 167 charts, graphs and extraordinary color pictures. http://advanceddisasterrelief.com/resource-guide....

Some past accomplishments:
• I have given speech presentations to groups, clubs, middle school, and college classes in efforts of further inspiring people.
• I have co-organized a March Against Monsanto protest and beach cleanup projects.
• I am the founder of the controversial event “Santa Cruz Chalked-Up,” which distributed thousands of sticks of side-walk chalk downtown for activist, artistic, and community interaction.
• I am the designer of two legendary bike parks in Capitola, California: Oz and Brommer Street Bike Jump Park.
• I released a documentary in 2000 that had taken me seven years to film, edit, direct, and produce. It is called PSYCHOSiiS Version 2.4.
• I summited Mount Whitney in 2007. The summit elevation is 14,505 feet above sea level.
• I organized a holiday toy drive at a popular music venue in 2008. I had contracted ten major sponsors that each made large contributions.
• I established my company, Advanced Disaster Relief, in 2013.
• I independently organized a “Mass Tire Removal Project” in 2013 after discovering hundreds of illegally dumped (deteriorating) tires. They were located in a creek ravine in the Santa Cruz Redwood Forest. I acquired permission from the county and recruited 30 amazing volunteers through Facebook. Together we removed over 1000 tires (within only 5 days) to be disposed of correctly. We later found out they had been there for 35 years.
• I was involved with the production of an inspiring music video in 2015. It was produced to thank the world for their help during the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan. It was written, sung, and produced by Jim Paredes. The images used in the video were all of what I had captured while volunteering in the Philippines. It has 105k Facebook shares with millions of views!!
• I filmed, edited, directed, and produced a 9-minute environmental public service announcement in 2016. It covers consumerism, pollution, fire prevention, and global warming. It is uploaded to my Facebook page, my YouTube page, and often airs on community TV.

I would love to reach $1000 per month. This will further support my international humanitarian missions and creative environmental project ideas!!


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