This week marks the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy’s landfall on the eastern seaboard of the United States. It’s an occasion to remember those who lost their lives to the storm, and to be reminded of how much work remains to be done to rebuild. It’s also an occasion to thank again the thousands of volunteers who flocked to affected areas and provided relief to many of the victims in the immediate aftermath of the storm.
We were privileged to work alongside our philanthropic partners Team Rubicon and Direct Relief and their many volunteers to coordinate disaster response operations after Sandy. It was our first disaster response deployment, and it quickly showed us how our technology could make a big difference in this area. Just a few months after we arrived in Rockaway Beach, in conjunction with Team Rubicon and Direct Relief, we made a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action to expand our efforts. Since February, Team Rubicon and Direct Relief have been using our technology to provide relief to those affected by natural disasters across the country, including the victims of the tornadoes that struck Moore, OK in May and the floods that hit Colorado in September.
To mark this occasion, we prepared a short video in partnership with CGI. Together, we’ve accomplished a lot in the last year and we look forward to doing even more in the years ahead.