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May 21, 2013

Recovers donates community website to the City of Moore, Okla. to aid in tornado recovery

SAN FRANCISCO – Recovers has donated a community recovery website to the City of Moore, Okla. for tornado recovery for use coordinating local aid and requests for help.

Moore.Recovers.org is a hub for local volunteers, donation items and requests for help. Those interested in helping can list skills, equipment or items. Those with needs can privately ask for assistance. Local churches, nonprofits and organizers will be working to match need with aid.

Immediate Needs

If you are a local church leader or community organizer, please contact support@recovers.org to be added as a website administrator. Your help will be needed meeting requests for help and directing volunteers and donors to opportunities to get involved.

Sign up now, show up later

First responders are still searching for survivors. Moore will need your help, but you need to give them a day or two to get on their feet. Please sign up at Moore.Recovers.org to offer your help and be notified when the community is ready for you to come in.

Everyone who signs up will receive updates daily on open volunteer and donation opportunities for the first few weeks. Please be advised that authorities are urging volunteers to stay home for now to keep first responders safe and roads clear. This weekend will

Keeping it Local

Having a local database of resources is crucial for recovery.  This is not like signing up for a national registry. Moore.Recovers.org is a list of resources given directly to local churches and nonprofits. They will need everything from debris removal to legal expertise before everything is back to normal. They will need your help long after national aid organizations demobilize.

Recovers is a San Francisco based disaster preparedness and recovery technology company. It was founded in the wake of an EF3 tornado in Monson, MA and the subsequent community-run recovery effort of co-founders Caitria and Morgan O’Neill with co-founder Alvin Liang. The company has donated technology and support services to over a dozen disaster affected communities, including New York City after Hurricane Sandy.

For more information contact support@recovers.org or visit http://recovers.org