Disaster Relief Support
We’re all in this together.
Services and Expertise Available
We have helped many organizations, municipalities and individuals keep their communication lines open, their courses running, and their collaborations productive even in the face of difficult circumstances. Here are some of the ways we can help. We can provide:
- access to virtual meeting rooms and virtual classrooms
- online community environments
- online course infrastructure
- podcast production
- online training and conferences to replace logistically challenging face-to-face meetings
- mobile access to virtual meetings
- mobilization of education, library, museum and training professionals and share calls for need
Some of the Ways We Have Helped
We hope you never need this kind of assistance, but as examples of how we can help if you do, here are some the ways we have provided relief in the past for others:
- State of Mississippi: We quickly set up an online community environment for state residents at the request of the governor’s office after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast of the United States. The site helped those affected communicate with each other about conditions in each county, and to contribute to discussions about the re-building efforts — a dialogue which continues online to this day.
- Community College in New Orleans: We helped a large community college in New Orleans, LA, train faculty online when Hurricane Katrina took out their ability to conduct planned face-to-face training and courses.
- Tsunami Warning System Training and Support: The tsunami that hit Southeast Asia caused unfathomable devastation. We provided support for online meetings and training to help spread the word about relief efforts and new systems for early warning communication.
- Students Without Visas: When a group of Chinese students were not able to obtain visas to travel to a UN-sponsored conference in Costa Rica, we provided online access to the event to allow the students to interact in real-time with their counterparts.