Peter thanks for letting me know about this thread, I had no idea. And thanks to all of you offering help.
My name is Scott Polk, I live about 40 miles south of Houston, TX. Hundreds of thousands of refugees are pouring into Texas, and I want to provide officials with a way of accounting for every person, getting them medical attention and aid needed, and get families and friends reunited now.
What I am trying to accomplish is huge, and every minute counts. Whatever help can be given would be greatly appreciated. I am attempting to contact various local, state and national politicians to help aid this effort.
I realize I can't have everything, but, The "perfect world" for this site will be as follows: (Peter has already been a huge help with this)
1. Register and photograph every refugee and assign each a unique id. Get personal info, previous work info, missing family info.
2. Create either a basic/or advanced medical record for each refugee (See http://sourceforge.net/projects/freemed
maybe this can be implimented some way)
3. Create email accounts for every refugee, and automatically send email alerts if family member found.
4. Morgue List of identified or unidentified bodies, and where they were found - any other info that can help identify a loved one who has passed. Need this to tie into missing family info and notifications.
5. Use docman and start putting together libraries of government aid forms to get them help.
6. Job board to get them into the system to recieve jobs/and employers hire.
7. Forums/Blogs to let them communicate, vent and connect with family or whatever else.
8. Link database - http://www.firstgov.gov/Citizen/Topics/ ... very.shtml
Anything else anybody else can come up with..
I need you to organize each other through here, and act however you can, Peter has been such a awesome help, please contact him for login info for the site, as I am afraid I won't be in front of the computer for the majority of the day
I need the community, and can't do anything without you. I need you to take on putting this together, while I attempt to coordinate the massive amounts of computer hardware, networks, and more that will be required to pull all this off.
If anyone has a contacts at google, please contact me at scott717 AT gmail.com as soon as possible.
If anyone has the ear of a congressman, politician or celebrity or anyone else that can help open doors and get people to listen to me, please send me an email to scott717 AT gmail.com.
Help me show them what we're capable of folks. Together we can save lives and give these people the help they desperately need.