Tag: Superstorm Sandy
Preparing for the Worst, Hoping for the Best: Data Standards, Superstorm Sandy, and Our Resilient Future
Originally posted at OpenReferral In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, many residents of New York City were left struggling. Though a broad array of supportive services were available to survivors — from home rebuilding funds to mental health treatment — it’s often hard for people to know what’s available and how to access it. New York…
Three and a half months ago, I attended the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (NVOAD) Convening in Elizabeth, NJ. It was a fantastic event in which people from over 50 nonprofit, mostly religious, organizations came together to network, troubleshoot the ways they were providing…The post FLO Disaster Relief Software – Recommendations for NVOAD appeared…
Have you ever been working on a spreadsheet and found that you just couldn’t get all the information you wanted into it? Have you ever looked at the horizontal and vertical cells and wished there were—somehow—a third dimension that gave you the ability to define more stuff? Well, that’s what databases do: they provide you…
When “Superstorm Sandy” hit New York City on October 30th, dozens of relief organizations, hundreds of grassroots groups and thousands of people mobilized to provide aids to those most affected. The challenge of coordinating such a relief effort was felt by everyone involved. How do…The post Sandy, Sahana and Sarapis appeared first on Sarapis.