Crisis Cleanup connects disaster recovery organizations with the people who need help. We've already connected • 40,000+ volunteers from • 175+ organizations with • 10,000 families in • 12 states and • 12 disasters in • 4 countries. Join Crisis Cleanup.
Crisis Cleanup was developed by and for field volunteers, team leaders, canvassers, and the people who work one-on-one with people whose homes have been affected by flood, tornadoes, earthquakes, wind, fire, or other disaster. Crisis Cleanup can respond to a new disaster the same day, permitting relief organizations to instantly coordinate efforts.
Crisis Cleanup implements a "Craigslist" philosophy to recovery efforts– organizations that are aware of work orders enter them into the system, and organizations with capacity to help can claim and perform the work. The system is not public, but it is open and transparent among participating organizations. No centralized organization is "in charge." This non-threatening approach minimizes duplication and maximizes communication, coordination, and efficiency.
While entering a client into Crisis Cleanup does not guarantee that he or she will be served, it guarantees visibility and maximizes the chances for assistance, while helping relief organizations prioritize their limited resources.
Crisis Cleanup was awarded the FedEx Innovative Program of the Year Award at the 2013 National VOAD conference.
Disaster relief organizations may join as long as they: 1. Have a physical presence in a disaster area, 2. Perform assessments and/or gutting, mucking-out, debris removal, mold abatement, or rebuilding and 3. Are reputable (e.g. are a VOAD member or come recommended by a VOAD). Crisis Cleanup is free of charge.
The Alpha version of Crisis Cleanup was created by Aaron Titus to assist hundreds of Mormon Helping Hands volunteers respond to the southern New Jersey "derecho" storms of July, 2012 (See video below). Jeremy Pack, and several other developers created a more robust version for Hurricane Sandy relief coordination. Andy Gimma now co-leads the Crisis Cleanup project, along with Chris Wood. It has quickly been adopted globally to manage disaster recovery efforts.