CrowdRelief - Recover Faster
CrowdRelief brings survivors, local non-profits and neighbors together to help communities recover after a disaster.
After working numerous natural disasters since 2016, these are the features we know will help survivors recover the fastest.
- A simplified 7 step plan to recovery
- Connect with a nonprofit to find help
- Complete a single comprehensive survey that you can share with nonprofits, friends and family, volunteers, businesses and FEMA
- Share your recovery with Friends and Family to keep them engaged
- Track your recovery and measure your progress
- Find resources and funding through crowdfunding and crowdbuying directly for survivors
Each disaster offers survivors, citizens, non-profits and others the opportunities to work together.
- Create a Non-Profit
- Request Rescue
- Rebuild a Home
- Request Assistance
- Request Supplies
- Send Supplies
- Track Recovery Progress
7 Stages of Recovery
We've divided disaster recovery into 7 distinct phases.
Just who is CrowdRelief for?
- Friends and Family
IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE
The Problem with the Red Cross and Other Outside Non-Profits
When a disaster strikes, the media creates enormous public interest through LIVE reporting of the event as it happens.
This coverage drives much needed financial donations, which could be used to help people recover.
Millions in donations go into large non-profit organizations such as the Red Cross.
Once the event is over and the media leaves, the donations dry up, but the hard
work of long term recovery is just beginning. Unfortunately, the Red Cross comes in and collects millions in donations and then before the work of rebuilding is done, they
leave affected areas taking much needed funds which could be used for rebuild with them.
This model is inefficient and has no long term interest in returning a community back to normal.
The way we respond to disasters has hardley changed since 1881, which is the year the Red Cross was founded.
The current model, where large outside organizations show up and rescue and rebuild helpless citizens,
is no longer the most efficient method of delivering relief, yet
that is still the model the establishment wants us to use.
Since the invention of the internet, citizen expectations have far exeeded what the
Red Cross, FEMA and other large monolithic organizations are able to deliver. Social media, mobile apps have empowered citizens in who new
ways which threaten the Red Cross and the old establishment.
Local citizens are no longer victims. Your neighbor with a mobile walkie talkie application like Zello can now compete with the authorities for providing rescue and relief services as witnessed by the emergence of the Cajun Navy, which was recognizeds at the 2018 State of the Union address.
bring which can bring much needed efficiencies and organize the chaotic world, simply does not exist for the average citizen to utilize.
It's a digital world and it's time for a 21st century approach to disasters. CrowdRelief is a platform that brings the efficiency and instant communication provided by the internet to help people recover after a disaster.
The first versions of CrowdRelief have developed by the founder of the Cajun Navy Foundation, Rob Gaudet.
Rob has gotten us this far on his own by using his web development experience.
We are not asking for donations at this time. This project is being bootstrapped by a team of volunteers with their own time and money.