Offer Shelter with Google Maps

Sparkrelief  made a Google Map called Housing for offering and finding shelter in times of emergency. People can offer spare rooms in their houses to those who have lost their homes because of natural disasters.  It is possible to search the map by relief efforts. For example, you can search the map by the Joplin tornado, ‘Alberta wildfire’, the Mississippi flood, the Alabama tornadoes, the Texas wildfire, and the Japanese earthquakes.  It is also possible to search the map for available shelter by location and the number of people needing shelter.

If you wish to offer your rooms in your house as shelter you can do so by completing a short form on their website.

To find shelter locations, click here.

Source: Google Maps Mania, Sparkrelief

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com

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