Recovers.org

By Deane Barker on June 22, 2012

recovers.org: I absolutely love this — a web platform that can be used to coordinate disaster recovery efforts after the disaster occurs.

[TownName.Recovers.org], a mobile friendly website, can be set up before an emergency for any town, county or state preparing for a disaster. You can turn interest into action.

[…] The Dashboard allows volunteers to sign up online for easy check-in onsite, and to check-out online or via SMS at the end of the day.

[…]The Dashboard provides confidential needs reporting for affected families, from phone or web. Multiple organizations can easily match requests with databased resources.

[…] The Dashboard allows the public to say what they want to give and deliver it once a match is made, rather than drop it off. Items that are not needed immediately and that cannot be stored can still be used.

[…] The Dashboard provides a centralized location for emergency and recovery information, located at [townname.recovers.org]. Official announcements, community events, information for affected households and for volunteers can be posted by the organizations playing an active role in recovery.

Absolutely brilliant.  Funding in part by the  MIT Public Service Center.

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