This reporting period has been an eventful one. Between the coronavirus pandemic and a particularly severe natural hazard calendar, the importance of translating science into practice in order to anticipate, prepare for, and respond to disasters, is made ever more clear. Different applications of science to the humanitarian sector are being advanced and promoted by SHEAR researchers around the world who are developing tools, publications, and relationships to enable practitioners and communities toward resilience. In this reporting period, this work has been particularly effective. In this short document are summarized a few of these stories of impact – with many more to come.