It’s been “organized chaos” here , as one person said, as volunteers strive to find roles in the many aid projects featured today. Alex de Carvalho, social media strategist, University of Miami professor and a coordinator of CrisisCamp, has run down a list of projects ideas, from translating to and from Haitian Creole to mapping out important locations in Haiti. And volunteers have already come up with new ideas.
Carlos Cardona, who has lived in Miami-Dade County for 15 years, has decided to help a group of people creating a database of Miami volunteer opportunities.
“I think that there’s a lot of people that want to help but don’t know how,” Cardona said.
Cardona, chief social media strategist for Welltok, a social network company specializing in healthcare, has many friends from Haiti, and he feels Miami is in a unique position to help the Haitian refugees as they try to find homes and jobs in the United States. The group is still brainstorming what it will do, but Cardona hopes put his professional social media experience to good use by marketing the project online. He can be found on Twitter at @CarlosCardona