Aaron Titus wrote -How do you organize 30,000 volunteers from 100 organizations to 5,000 locations across a 500-mile arc in 8 weeks? You don't. You let them organize themselves. When you allow disaster recovery organizations to share information, self-organize, and coordinate, great things happen.
Crisis Cleanup is a free, open source disaster relief mapping tool that helps hundreds of relief organizations coordinate cleanup and rebuilding efforts. We've already connected • 30,000+ volunteers from • 100+ organizations with • 6,000 families in • 5 states and • 4 disasters. And we need your help to assist thousands more families each year who have been affected by disasters.
Crisis Cleanup was developed by and for field volunteers, team leaders, canvassers, and the people who work one-on-one with people whose homes have been affected by flood, tornadoes, earthquakes, wind, fire, or other disaster. Crisis Cleanup is flexible. We can respond to a new disaster the same day with a custom form designed for the unique needs of that disaster.
Crisis Cleanup is driven by volunteers, and is non-hierarchical. Instead, Crisis Cleanup empowers local coalitions and relief organizations to make their own priorities, and seamlessly coordinate with others in the relief area. More than a hundred Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Non-Religious, and government organizations already use Crisis Cleanup to communicate and coordinate their relief activities.
We need your help to do some vital upgrades. If Crisis Cleanup were a word processing program, right now it would be like "Notepad": Functional, but basic. We need your help to progress it to "Word Pad" status, then to something like "Open Office."