Crisis Camp New Orleans

January 23, 2010 · By Sloane Davidson, Founder and CEO, Hello Neighbor

Today, CrisisCommons is hosting “CrisisCamps” around the country and in London, England and Bogota, Colombia, to provide support for Haiti. Here in New Orleans, we had to get involved. After all, who knows better about devastating natural disasters than this city?

I'm proudly co-hosting today's event with Robert Fogarty and Barrett Conrad with Launch Pad New Orleans hosting the event space. New Orleans Tech and LPTV (the weekly webshow here in New Orleans around entrepreneurship) both supported the event by spreading the word and Evacuteer sponsored breakfast and Naked Pizza is bringing lunch.

*What is CrisisCamp? *

An open, collaborative event held in “barcamp” style with CrisisCommons to provide local and international responders, Haitian community leaders and non-governmental organizations an opportunity to engage with operations on the ground in Haiti. Tools and resources created by CrisisCamp volunteers can enhance responders’ decision-making capability, transparency and collaboration.

This weekend and next, CrisisCamps will be happening in 12 Cities across the U.S., Canada, England and Columbia. also has resources to facilitate setting up camps in other areas.

If you want to participate or just learn more about the camps check out:

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