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00 - Database In the News! - Citizen Action Team (and important sites linking to this database)

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Facility Type: Info/Hotline
Status: Open

Address:
, US 00000

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This organization provides Temporary or Permanent Service? Temporary

Notes:

2011 Japan Earthquake/Tsunami/Nuclear

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2011/03/15/mass_medical_teams_sidelined_in_favor_of_technical_aid/

Date: Mar 15, 2011
http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/articles/2011/03/15/mass_medical_teams_sidelined_in_favor_of_technical_aid/

In rush to aid in disaster, unforeseen risk
Jan 3, 2011
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2011/01/03/in_rush_to_aid_in_disaster_unforeseen_risk

SEE MORE NEWS BELOW

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Sites Linking to Citizen Command Center:

- National Center for Disaster Medial Response (Red Cross and others):
http://ncdmr.org/node/6

- Coordinated Assistance Network (FEMA, Redcross, big charities):
https://can.communityos.org/cms/node/63
https://can.communityos.org/cms/system/files/GAVOAD+Flood+%28FEMA+1858-DR%29+Conference+Call+092409+Notes.doc

- Medical Mission Exchange:
http://www.mmex.org/Links.aspx?LinkType=Haiti%20-%20Medical%20Information

---- Citizen Command Center Database (CCC) has developed a database that includes a list of Haiti based medical units, medical training oportunities, service maps and volunteer opportunities.

- Haiti Medical & Public Health Information Sharing Environment:

http://haiti.mphise.net/citizen-action-team-database-list

---- Citizen Action Team Database is an excellent resource site to find status information in a wide category of needs/availability focused upon disaster zones.

- Central U.S. Resilience System (no idea who these guys are):
http://centralus.resiliencesystem.org/

- Post Katrina Blog Spot (community generated):
http://postkatrina2008.blogspot.com/
http://www.postkatrina2007.blogspot.com/
http://www.wavelandrelief.blogspot.com/
http://pearlingtonrelief.blogspot.com/2007/08/blog-index.html
http://www.baystlouisrelief.blogspot.com/
http://dianehuhn.wordpress.com/2008/06/25/what-to-do-if-your-kayak-encounters-alligators/

- Help Haiti Heal:
http://helphaitiheal.wordpress.com/local-resources/find-hop/find-agencies/

- Severe Weater Info Blogspot (Georgia):
http://severeweatherinformation.blogspot.com/2011/05/citizenactionteamorg-database_03.html

- Four Mile Fire Blog (Colorado):
http://fourmilefirehelp.com/component/kunena/6-resources/782-citizen-action-team-relief-database

- Crisis Wiki (these entries need work...):
http://crisiswiki.org/Japan
http://crisiswiki.org/Citizen_Action_Team_Relief_Database
http://crisiswiki.org/2011_Sendai_Japan_Earthquake_and_Tsunami

- United Way of Atlanta Georgia's list of Haiti Response Orgs:
https://www.unitedwayatlanta.org/OurWork/DISASTERRESPONSE/Documents/HaitiOrganizations.pdf

- Japan Resilience Network:
http://japan.resiliencesystem.org/rapid-medical-response-japan

- Article 29 Response (Haiti and beyond):
http://www.article29organization.org/

- DocsToc (some kind of doctor's resource site)
http://www.docstoc.com/docs/7235233/Guide-To-Social-Services-Hancock-wbr-County

- Vermont Haiti Respose:
http://www.docstoc.com/docs/7235233/Guide-To-Social-Services-Hancock-wbr-County

- Aid Connect (global):
http://www.aidconnect.org/projectdetails/default.aspx?Region=0&Category=0&Project=500208

- Cape Coral (Japan):
http://capecoralspotlight.blogspot.com/2011/03/props-to-thousands-who-are-helping-with.html

- VSA (Georgia):
http://vsaartsga.org/index/resources/related

- Survival Apps (US):
http://www.americansnetworkingtosurvive.org/Survival_Apps.html

- New York Relief Blogspots:
http://binghamtonfloodrelief.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?orderby=updated

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An Incredibly Dynamic Tool!!

The database was a project designed to assist a communities operation from MA. Think of this database as their baby. Long hard hours of volunteer time to bring this baby to creation. The original plans, once born, began to grow & develop further than originally intended. Now, in 2010, its about to become obsolete... technology marches forward!

For some it has been called a "Failure", HOWEVER to many, many more it has & is a great success!!

We need the help of a SENIOR RUBY/RAILS developer!! If you are able to help keep us ALIVE, please contact Terra!

Terra Friedrichs
terra at citizenactionteam. org
(978) 266 2778

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As time has marched on we have developed to much more than when we first began!

Shortly after Katrina, we realized that an online tool was needed to track the needs for relief supplies...especially for orgs that were falling through the cracks. This database has grown to the be the largest database of its kind, and has become an international tool. We are working in Haiti, Chile, etc. Other user groups are now using the tool, including on-going human service organizations, which help people in times of personal tragedy.

Here are some the written articles:

(just do a search for "Citizen Actin Team" and database. Or "citizen command center" to see more up to date articles)

News Links:

Award article
http://www.organizerscollaborative.org/node/464

Sep 29, 2008 - CAT needs donations
http://www.wickedlocal.com/acton/news/x418863826/CAT-needs-donations

August 3, 2008 - Citizen action carries on
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2008/08/03/citizen_action_carries_on/

Feb 22, 2007 - Citizens create web of support
http://www.wickedlocal.com/acton/homepage/8998916064280575999/index.html

Feb 22, 2007 - Citizens create web of support
http://www.townonline.com/acton/homepage/8998916064280575999

Nov. 24, 06 - Other ways to help
http://www.carlislemosquito.org/2006/2006-11-24/pages/fea01front.html

Aug 22, 2006 - Thos's Sharebook
http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/detail/159485

August 20, 2006 - Many groups, individuals have been answering the call
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/08/20/many_groups_individuals_have_been_answering_the_call/

June 30, 06 -Citizen Action Team recognized
http://www.carlislemosquito.org/2006/2006-06-30/pages/friends.html

June 22, 2006 - Katrina Networking
http://katrinanetworking.blogspot.com/2006/06/citizen-action-team.html

June 19, 06 - Making Technology Relevant to Nonprofit and Social Change Groups
http://boston.indymedia.org/feature/display/181073

18 June 2006 - Citizen Action Team – distributed disaster help matching
http://www.identitywoman.net/citizen-action-team-distributed-disaster-help-matching

June 17, 2006 - Grassroots Use of Technology 2006
http://organizerscollaborative.org/conference06

Jan. 06 - Hurricane aid volunteers request fuel tank
http://www.biodieselmagazine.com/article.jsp?article_id=736&q=&page=2

Dec. 05 - Hurricane Aid Volunteers Request Tank for Fuel
http://www.centerforsustainability.org/pdfs/pubs/NBB-_Dec05.htm

October 27, 2005 - Letter: Special Peace Corps says thanks
http://www.peaceabbey.org/education/dsp102705.htm

September 22, 2005 - Katrina relief efforts
http://www.boston.com/news/weather/articles/2005/09/22/katrina_relief_efforts/

September 9, 2005 - Frustrated volunteers go it alone to provide help
http://www.boston.com/news/weather/articles/2005/09/09/frustrated_volunteers_go_it_alone_to_provide_help/

see 2nd photo - transportation assistance
http://www.teamsterslocal25.com/bull-post1.html

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Created At: Sat Apr 03 01:28:51 -0700 2010
Updated At: Fri May 25 06:26:31 -0700 2012
Updated By: tfri


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