Three of our team members live in the Bay Area and watched as wildfires destroyed Napa Valley and Sonoma recently. Although we all live less than an hour away from the affected regions, we did not know how to help. A friend of Kira's happened to be a firefighter and while there was no place for him to see where his services could be used the most effectively, he simply drove his firetruck up to Napa and began trucking water into neighborhoods. This made it clear that in the aftermath of disasters, there is no central place to see what kind of help and supplies are needed where. So, we decided to build that.
What it does
Our website is a central location for both organizations and individuals to post what they need in the aftermath of disasters. These listed needs can be anything, ranging from food and water to volunteer construction workers. Essentially you go onto the site and choose a disaster that you want to support. Then you can choose to donate supplies or volunteer based on the needs posted by those who were affected. This is a centralized location for all organizations, because currently there are countless websites with dire needs but they are not getting what they need or what they could be getting because different organizations list their items on their specific sites only.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Although we created a login/registration page, we were unable to gather this submitted user input into a file to be used/analyzed in the future. We found this part to be challenging and new for us and unfortunately did not have enough time to figure this part out. We also, unfortunately, did not have enough time to launch our website onto a server.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
Building a website isn't that hard!! Although there were challenges, we were pleasantly surprised with how far we got on our project.
What's next for Give and Get: Disaster Relief
We hope to launch our site on the web once we finish the login/registration applica