The Sahana Software Foundation saves lives by providing information solutions to help communities prepare for and respond to disasters.
When a disaster strikes on the scale of Hurricane Sandy, no one organization can effectively manage the response. In New York City, diverse community-based organizations became part of the life-blood sustaining those most affected by the storm. Many of these groups need the support of the Sahana Software Foundation to better coordinate this critical work.
We are currently seeking funds to support our Hurricane Sandy relief operations in and around New York City, as well as to support our other programs. We estimate a need of at least $40,000 to support Hurricane Sandy operations for three months. Without public support, we will be unable to meet the needs of the dozens of charitable community-based organizations that rely on Sahana software as a mission critical part of their response operations to the storm.
Sahana software is being used to support the collection and fulfillment of requests for assistance and volunteers from the neighborhoods hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy: the Rockaways in Queens, Coney Island and Red Hook in Brooklyn, Staten Island and communities along the New Jersey coast. Sahana allows organizations to more effectively prioritize and dispatch resources to where they are needed most.
On an ongoing basis, the Sahana Software Foundation also needs organizational support to enable us to work with vulnerable communities in advance of a crisis to to improve response capacity. We do this through project and programs that support software development, deployments and training in many different communities globally, and by conducting advocacy to fundamentally change disaster response through innovative solutions to coordination challenges.
Please consider a tax-deductible donation to the Sahana Software Foundation today.
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The Sahana Software Foundation is dedicated to saving lives by providing information management solutions that enable organizations and communities to better prepare for and respond to disasters. We develop free and open source software and provide services that help solve concrete problems and bring efficiencies to disaster response coordination between governments, aid organizations, civil society and disaster survivors themselves.