Residents go to [yourtown].recovers.org to request help, offer donations, volunteer their skills, or find important recovery information. Information is kept private as these requests and offers are stored in a secure database only accessible by trusted community organizers.
Organizers manage the offers and requests
Trusted local organizations (churches, non-profits, etc.) manage the local donations, mobilize volunteers, and meet the requests for help. Additionally, they communicate and share recovery information with residents and other local organizations through the site.
Local government monitors the recovery
You monitor the recovery by looking at the requests for help, the comments posted by residents, and the information posted by your local organizations. Additionally, you can control the emergency information available on the front page of the site and communicate with all of the local organizers.
Residents privately reported needs including shelter for seniors and pet care for firefighters, that were met within hours by local organizers using the site. By setting up the site and training a few local organizers in advance, municipal staff could concentrate on their jobs while ensuring everyone received assistance.