Hi. I’m Edwin Ka Edong Soriano. I’m with #RescuePH, a group of online volunteers helping out with rescue and relief operations.
In 2012, a group of us from #RescuePH conceptualized a platform to manage relief operations resources. We have made attempts at creating the platform out of our own resources during *peace-time* (non-crisis days).
We need help making the platform a reality.
Below, I will share the concept behind the platform.
Later, I will tell you how you can help.
Thanks in advance!
The Big Idea:
Develop a platform
that connects people in need (beneficiaries, refugees, evacuees, relief operations centers)
with people who can give (clothes, food, medicines, volunteers, transportation, money, coordination).
Here’s a video explaining the platform:
Think of it as a marketplace where people in need meet people who can give.Â Here’s a slideshow that I hope will help people understand the concept better.
Here’s an Infographic Video about HelpPH (Added Nov 15, 2013, 4:23am):
Do you know RJ David of sulit.com.ph personally? Can you connect me to him? Send me an e-mail or PM on facebook.
Update (Nov 15, 4:31am): RJ has responded. Arnold and I are meeting RJ next week.
Can you make this platform?Here’s a lead, an open source classified ads software:Â http://osclass.org/
Update Nov 15, 2:27am: Anne Aaron and JP Loh have the website up. Currently preparing it for testing with relief coordinators.
- Added Nov 15, 2:27am: Are you a Relief Coordinator? To join initial testing, fill-up this form. Thanks!
- Can you pursue this project immediately?
- If YES: Contact Edwin Ka Edong Soriano at 0918-8002323 / firstname.lastname@example.org
- Launch development project
- With technical consultant-volunteers:Â Arnold Gamboa and JP Loh
- Design consultant-volunteers:Â Edwin Soriano and Ariel Roda of Angel Brigade
- Launch Alpha / Launch Beta
(See slideshow for additional reference links).
Can you help?Â
EdWIN Ka Edong Soriano
I started doingÂ online rescue/relief operationsÂ volunteer work in 2009. IÂ created the first GoogleDocsÂ for rescue/relief. Together with hundreds of online volunteers we compiled info on where help was needed.