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  • Community-Powered Disaster Recovery

    Curator’s Pick: “On June 1st we weren’t disaster experts, but on June 3rd we started faking it.”

    When an EF3 tornado in their hometown of Monson, Massachusetts changed their lives, sisters Caitria and Morgan O’Neill decided to change that experience. Working as lead volunteer coordinators, the two created a flexible framework for the “unofficial” community response. By leveraging the short time spike in national interest along with social media and databases, Monson recorded more volunteer hours than any surrounding town- hundreds of times more.

    Since then, the pair have assembled and team and translated their system into organizing software for local coordinators, creating Recovers.org.  This “recovery in a box” can be rolled out in minutes, helping local relief organizers turn interest into action.

    For more information, visit:  Recovers.org

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  • TEDxBoston 2012
    Caitria O'Neill

    Caitria O'Neill, Founder & CEO

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  • TEDxBoston
    Morgan O'Neill

    Morgan O'Neill, Founder

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