Need help with Snow?

Ushahidi, the crowdmapping tool originally developed to track elections in Kenya, created two websites for both New York City and Boston to help with the clean-up, dig out stuck vehicles, and assist with impromptu snowball fights. In the past, Ushahidi was used for more grave and serious purposes, such as to help coordinate emergency aid operations for Haiti earthquake victims.

The website now offers a simple form to let users seek or offer help, providing a number of categories from “plows needed” to “cleanup party” to “snowblower available.” Users just need to pin point their location on the map, give it a title and description, and they are good to go.


Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern


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