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Crowdsourcing Disaster Housing for Japan


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How to use technology to empower the community to help those affected by disaster. Sparkrelief created a site for people to give housing to those made homeless by the Japan earthquake.

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Crowdsourcing Disaster Housing for Japan

  1. 1. Japan Crisis<br />Beginning with an Earthquake, leading to a Tsunami, and compounding with a nuclear threat, this disaster has displaced thousands permanently.<br />The death toll is over 8,000 and nearly 500,000 people remain homeless.<br />
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  4. 4. Shelters to Homes<br />Dense shelters lead to disease, emotional stress, and lack of resources.<br />There are people willing to help by offering others a place to stay. When those in need connect with these kind people, they also find the food, water, and clothing they need. The connections recreate the community that feels lost and leads to emotional recovery.<br />
  5. 5. Information was gathered and shelters were formed, but it seems no one is thinking past the first week of recovery. We are trying to help thousands of families whose homes were destroyed find a place to recover and renew their lives.<br />Help us give housing to people displaced by this terrible disaster.<br />Post your home and change a life on<br />
  6. 6. Our Part<br />Fourteen people volunteered to help the Sparkrelief team.<br />Together we created to provide a way for you to get involved and help with the recovery from the tragedies in Japan.<br />
  7. 7. Sparkrelief.orgis a non-profit disaster technology company<br />What we crowdsource disaster relief with an internet platform<br />WHY to immediately improve the lives of those affected by disaster<br />WHERE we develop our software in Colorado and deploy worldwide<br />A resource for disaster information and relief<br />
  8. 8. Eli Hayes 720.675.9609<br />Executive Director<br />