If there is anything that recent disasters have shown us in the last ten years, it is that it is not always easy to reach those you love.
Swampscott, MA (PRWEB) September 14, 2011
AreTheyOkay.org announced today the official launch of the organization, founded to provide friends and families a way to find each other in times of disaster, anywhere in the world. In times of disaster, loved ones can go to their website and can post a notice for free to let the public know that they are looking for someone. From the flip-side, if someone is actually in a disaster, they have the ability to leave a message on the boards within the site if they have internet access via computer or phone.
Soon disaster victims will also have the ability to send a SMS (text) message to a “short code” that will post that they are okay to the website as well. If there is no communication at all, then disaster victims have the ability to give their names to emergency workers who can then relay that information to the website.
“If there is anything that recent disasters have shown us in the last ten years, it is that it is not always easy to reach those you love. You can spend hours or days worried sick about your loved one. Our site provides a central point that victims, friends and family of victims and emergency workers can all connect when disaster strikes,” said Jason Stadtlander, founder of AreTheyOkay.org
The organization is also interested in leveraging itself with local, federal and international disaster agencies to provide a means of central communication free of charge to those who need it most.
To register for free on AreTheyOkay.org, visit http://www.aretheyokay.org and go to the Community area. If you are interested in helping AreTheyOkay.org please contact jason(at)aretheyokay(dot)org. You can also find AreTheyOkay.org on Facebook and Twitter.
Are They Okay is a free International non-profit website that provides an international disaster communication forum for people to find their loved ones during times of disaster.