Benny Salas is working to cut through all the red tape in getting supplies to Haiti. He describes his organization’s efforts:
James Webb is an iPhone and mobile application developer who is working with a small team of tech-heads to bring Google’s People Finder to the iPhone. The goal is for users to be able to search for or add a name, upload a photo and input latitude and longitude coordinates with greater ease because of the locating abilities of the iPhone. If you have any desire to assist with this project or would like to help build another version for Android and other mobile platforms, you can get in touch with James via Twitter.
Post-it notes, mind maps, Excel sheets and phone lists are taking shape. One of the projects being brainstormed today is a 501(c3) non profit organization with a Web portal that would guide people who want to help the victims of the Haiti earthquake on an extremely local level. Because Miami has one of the largest communities of Haitians in the country, the local ties to Haiti here are some of the strongest.
The portal (as it appeared to me as a fly on the wall in their session), under the name ‘Konfit for Haiti’ would classify any and all ways that people specifically in South Florida can contribute. If you can’t afford to give monetarily and want to give blood, where can you go and be assured that these resources will benefit the people of Haiti? It appeared that the goal of this portal would be to answer questions like this. It would be ongoing and updated with events like loading shipping containers and would encourage organizations from all over to add their database.
Here’s a snippet from their brainstorming session:
Thanks to Lori for filming.