Your Organisation may Join Crisis Cleanup Australia.
Crisis Cleanup Australia is a free, open source disaster relief mapping tool that helps hundreds of relief organisations coordinate cleanup and rebuilding efforts. We've already connected • 4 Countries • 40,000+ volunteers from • 300+ organisations • 18,000+ helped in • 35 disasters.
Crisis Cleanup Australia 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 Australia can respond to a new disaster the same day, permitting relief organisations to instantly coordinate efforts.
Crisis Cleanup Australia implements a "Craigslist" philosophy to recovery efforts– organisations that are aware of work orders enter them into the system, and organisations with capacity to help can claim and perform the work. The system is not public, but it is open and transparent among participating organisations. No centralized organisation is "in charge." This non-threatening approach minimizes duplication and maximizes communication, coordination, and efficiency.
While entering a client into Crisis Cleanup Australia does not guarantee that he or she will be served, it guarantees visibility and maximizes the chances for assistance, while helping relief organisations prioritize their limited resources.
Crisis Cleanup in the United States was awarded the FedEx Innovative Program of the Year Award at the 2013 National VOAD conference.
Disaster relief organisations may join as long as they: 1. Have a physical presence in a disaster area, 2. Perform assessments and/or gutting, mucking-out, debris removal, mould abatement, or rebuilding and 3. Are reputable. Crisis Cleanup Australia is free of charge.
Crisis Cleanup Australia was launched by Mark Tregellas to assist Australians responding to future disasters.Crisis Cleanup Australia is now producing it's own training videos designed to assist Australians in the use of the system.
Jeremy Pack and several other developers created a more robust version for more than 100 organisations to coordinate Hurricane Sandy relief. Developer Andy Gimma now co-leads the Crisis Cleanup project, along with Chris Wood.
Crisis Cleanup Australia was launched in 2013 by Mark Tregellas.