mmalecki edited this page Aug 23, 2011 · 5 revisions

Welcome to relief1.org's development site. Visit our forums to know more about relief1.

Our Mission

To be the place people go to before and after a disaster strikes. Whether you're a survivor, volunteer, multi-national non-profit or government agency, we want to provide you with the tools and services needed to quickly bring a state of normalcy back to those whose lives have been disrupted.


Nobody knows when a natural disaster will strike, and when they do, people turn to social media and ad hoc websites to disseminate information and seek help. Often times this leads to an inefficient system of placing needs with those who can help. Having watched my hometown of Joplin, Missouri being destroyed by one of the deadliest tornados in recorded history, I decided it is time to solve this problem for the last time.

We believe there is a better way

There are no permanent websites with the purpose of preparing for, responding to and rebuilding after a disaster. We want to build a central hub designed from the ground up with a set of comprehensive tools and services powered by volunteers and fellow non-profits to solve this problem.

We need your help

A project of this scope and vision requires help from many people. There is room for anyone who is willing to help. It makes no difference if you are an experienced web developer or a stay at home mom looking for a way to contribute to humanity we want your help. Head on over to the We Need Your Help wiki to check out our open positions. Whether see anything particular role that interests you or you want to help but don't know how, please contact us or visit us at our forum.