Good360 Launches New Disaster Philanthropy Technology Platform
DisasterRecovery360 will Revolutionize How Goods are Distributed Following Disaster
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 08, 2015
Good360 today launched DisasterRecovery360, a new technology platform that enables the nonprofit organization to address immediate needs at the site of a disaster by distributing critical supplies quickly and efficiently. The tool, developed with support from The UPS Foundation and Walmart, was officially launched in New Orleans during events marking the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
“Our new DisasterRecovery360 platform will enable Good360 to use real-time data to identify and meet immediate needs quickly and efficiently,” said Good360 Interim President and CEO Shabab Gruberg. “Thanks to DisasterRecovery360’s mobile application we can now collect timely and specific needs from community-based nonprofits working at the site of a disaster and empower companies and individuals to help fulfill those needs. This allows us to deliver critically needed supplies to the right place at the right time immediately following disaster and throughout the full recovery process.”
- Use real-time data to encourage companies and individuals to help meet immediate needs
- Enable connections that will help fulfill the long term recovery needs of communities
- Empower community-based nonprofits to provide immediate help to survivors by providing them with the critical goods they need at the time they need them
- Provide individuals who want to help with the ability to use their cash donations to fulfill specific needs
- Capture and share stories that showcase how donations are helping
- Enable Good360 to store, stage and deliver goods before, during and after a disaster strikes
Resilience: Medea Gabriel Podcast Finale Released
Good360 today also released the finale of its four-part podcast series, Resilience: Medea Gabriel, which spotlights the untold story of a neonatal intensive care unit nurse and her struggle to survive and help others in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The podcast, available to listeners at good360.org/podcast, and for subscription through iTunes, is hosted by Alex Kapelman and produced by Kapelman Consulting.
Funding, in-kind and technical support was provided by The UPS Foundation in the development of Good360. Funding for the podcast series was provided by Walmart. Funding for the DisasterRecovery360 technology platform was provided by The UPS Foundation and Walmart.
Good360 (Good360.org) is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit that connects companies that have products with nonprofits that need them. Since 1983, Good360 has distributed more than $8 billion in donated goods around the world, helping its network of 40,000 prequalified nonprofits strengthen communities and improve the lives of millions of people in need. In 2014 alone, Good360 distributed four million diapers, 10,000 mattresses and 8,000 cartons of clothing, shoes and accessories to hundreds of thousands of people—and that’s just a fraction of what the organization does each year. Today, Good360 is expanding its impact around the world through new technology that makes giving more efficient and effective.