In the heat of natural disasters, things can get…well…disastrous. Confusion and chaos reign, emotions flare, resources are stretched, and everyone tries to make sense of something that is utterly incomprehensible. People desperately try to connect with loved ones—determining whether they’re safe or in need—which can be emotionally taxing and confusing.
Those consuming media coverage of the disaster want to help. Individuals and companies donate dollars, time, products, and services. For example, in response to last year’s Superstorm Sandy, $5 million in donations were processed through Network for Good's giving portal, individuals came far and wide to volunteer, and companies utilized assets to help those in need.
We’re thrilled to spotlight our partner Microsoft’s incredible new app: HelpBridge. This app gives anyone with a smartphone the ability to get or give help in the midst or aftermath of a disaster. Users have the power to share whether they’re safe or in danger and the ability to aid those in need—donating dollars, goods, and/or volunteer time.
HelpBridge streamlines communication for everyone, and makes it incredibly easy to help those in need.
Be sure to download the app today!
Does your company want to respond to disasters, but isn't sure how? Download our free eGuide for tips on how to maximize corporate disaster giving.