Welcome to the Relief Database!

INSIDER’S GUIDE TO LOCATING DISASTER RELIEF SUPPORT/Resources

Solidarity Economy Resources…mostly in Massachusetts, so far

If you want to GATHER SUPPLIES for disaster relief…please look at this page first

(scroll to the bottom for privacy policy and admin notes)


PHILIPPINE TYPHOON DISASTER RESPONSE

OKLAHOMA Orgs supporting Disaster Response

HURRICANE SANDY, Orgs supporting Disaster Preparation and Response

* See a list of the “MOST URGENT NEEDS
in CURRENTLY ACTIVE FEMA/EMA DECLARED Disaster Zones

* VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES, New York

* VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES, New Jersey

* MEDICAL UNITS


HURRICANE ISAAC, Orgs supporting the recovery

HURRICANE ISAAC SUPPORT, Mississippi focused

HURRICANE ISAAC, Needs list

HURRICANE ISAAC, MOST URGENT needs list

HURRICANE ISAAC, Volunteer requests


2012 Oklahoma – Wildfires

2012 Oglala Tribe Wind Storm Support

2012 Colorado – Waldo Canyon Wildfire

2012 Minnesota – Floods

2012 Colorado – High Park Wildfire

2012 US Spring Tornados

2012 Alabama Tornado

Occupy the World

Take a 5 minute “Tour” of the Database,
and get basic navigational instructions

List of Disasters Supported by this Database

List of US FEMA disaster management Contacts/Orgs

Twitter Feeds for Various Disasters/Orgs

List of Orgs Supporting the following 2011 disasters:

Philippines Tropical Storm Sendong

US Central Texas Wildfire Support

US Hurricane Irene Support

All 2011 US Spring Storms

North Dakota Flood Prep/Recovery

Massachusetts Tornado Recovery

Missouri Spring Storms

Mississippi Tornado Recovery

Georgia Tornado Recovery

Alabama Tornados

List of Orgs Supporting the Japan Earthquake & Tsunami

List of Orgs Supporting the New Zealand Earthquake

- 2010 Haiti Earthquake and On-going Haiti Support:
List of ALL ORGS

List of Open Shelters in Haiti

- List of Haiti-based MEDICAL UNITS, sorted ALPHABETICALLY

List of Cholera Treatment Centers/Medical Facilities-Including-CTC-UTC-ORS sites

- List of Haiti-based Orphanages/Childrens Homes

- VOLUNTEER in Haiti

(Humanitarian Organizations Supporting Pakistan Floods)

- Orgs supporting 2010 OIL SPILL in the GULF OF MEXICO

* DATABASE HINT: If you already chose a link, go back to the list you just looked at and click “clear all” (in red text) first, so your computer’s “cache” does not limit the QUICKSTART list to “very urgent” or by “geographic region.”*

“Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, these ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance” – Robert F. Kennedy

What would you like to do?

* See a list of the “MOST URGENT NEEDS
in CURRENTLY ACTIVE
DECLARED Disaster Zones

* See a list of “ALL NEEDS
in ALL Recovery Zones and Needs Areas

* See a list of ALL AVAILABLE SERVICES & SUPPLIES
in ALL DISASTER & RECOVERY ZONES

- Other Disasters Supported by this Database

* Find VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

* Find VOLUNTEER HOUSING

* See a list of ORGANIZATIONS listed in this database (Get Contacts!)
Choose a Link:

Alphabetical Listing
Most Recent Listings
* Find SHELTER for EVACUEES & DISASTER SURVIVORS
* Find SUPPLIES/SERVICES for EVACUEES & SURVIVORS

* See lists of Relief Supplies and Human Services:

- AVAILABLE supplies/services
- NEEDED supplies/services

* Find a “CASE MANAGER” to help you find services

* See a list of all of the ITEMS TRACKED in this database:

* SEARCH FOR A SPECIFIC ORGANIZATION OR ITEM:

- Facility/Org Search
- Category/Item Search

* HELP us make THIS DATABASE Better!

info “at” citizenactionteam “dot” org
or
+1 978 266 2778, 978 808 7173

* Add a NEW FACILITY (logged in users only)

* Become a NEW USER!

Believe it or not, you are already a user. We don’t require passwords to let you see info. BUT if you want to add an organization to the database, or change something, or see confidential management contact info, then you will need to get a password. If you just want to see the database, click on one of the links in the gray box above for access to the main database,
or Click Here for an “intro”…

Backstory: This database was created to help communities “self-organize”. It was created after Katrina, but has lived on to help disasters of all types. Two years after Katrina, the group decided that poverty, and environmental destruction were disasters and so we kept on keeping on…

Privacy Policy: Unless the information is public already (like on your website, or listed in a public news space) or you tell us that it’s OK to put it online in a public forum by putting it there yourself or asking us to, WE DO NOT SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH ANYONE outside our small network of approved disaster workers!!!

Private Contact and Location Information Sharing Policy: We have a password protected place in each “facility record” where you can store your cell phone, and private/personal location/contact info, and only those that you have given your password to (and a few core Citizen Action Team disaster relief operations people and a few very responsible FEMA/VOAD and other disaster relief pros that understand the importance of keeping your information private) can see your info. This small group of people will not share your contact/private information without checking with you first. It’s only there for “internal purposes” only, so that we can contact you if there is a question about your listing, or if there’s a disaster relief emergency.

Email Policy: The only bulk email we send out from “the database” is for database administrative purposes. Historically, that’s been less than once a quarter. If we notice that you’ve registered a need for something that has come available, we may email you to let you know, or if you have something that is needed by someone else. In the future, we plan to have an optional email notification of matches, where you will be able to “opt-in” for these types of mailings. Currently, however, the only email you’ll get from “the database” is your welcome email and an occasional administrative announcement.

Accuracy Indemnification/Disclaimer
Fraud Reporting Policies

GO TO THE ABOVE LINKS and read the Indemnification/Disclaimer BEFORE USING THIS DATABASE. [summary: don’t believe anything online. People make errors and/or post things without knowing what’s really true. This listing service is no better than the newspaper, Craig’s List, blogs, etc. You must check for yourself. DO NOT believe that just because groups are listed in this database that they are totally legit. YOU MUST DO YOUR OWNVETTING” of the groups. Most have websites which link to their 501©3 tax numbers and other reference information. Or you can call us for our “INFORMAL OPINIONS” if we have any. Better yet, use your intuition! Call the group and get to know them!

The purpose of this site is not to be exclusive and create hurdles for relief groups to fall over…but to allow ALL groups to participate. For the nation to be able to utilize large numbers of volunteers in a crisis, we MUST be inclusive. We MUST have faith that there will only be a very small number of cases of fraud. To this date November 2007, of all of the hundreds of thousands of visitors and thousands of listings since September of 2005, we’ve only had two reports of fraud by groups posted on this site. One turned out to be totally unfounded. Information about the other one can be provided if you call us. Click the link above for more info about fraud reporting.

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