At Yahoo!, we’re committed to sharing our knowledge, resources, technical expertise and good fortune with our community and the world. It’s our strong belief that we truly can make a positive change and hope that our passion for making for a difference will inspire our audience of 600 million people around the world. Through our Yahoo! for Good initiative, we support a large number of non-profit efforts that span across raising awareness, offering much-needed funding, providing disaster relief, and much more.
Yahoo! has the history and expertise in developing user-friendly Web applications. We are thrilled to be a part of the RHoK effort, and extend our technical knowledge and expertise to help mitigate disaster and crisis challenges. By collaborating with industry leaders and disaster relief experts, and creating a developer community committed to tackling critical disaster relief issues, we will make an impact in improving disaster response and assessment.
This effort builds upon our disaster relief efforts to empower employees to take up to three months off of their typical day jobs, and apply their skills to projects that deliver a positive impact on the world. For example, we are building a one-stop destination where people around the world can find needed information in a time of disaster. We’re creating a system to help reunite and communicate with family and friends, and a platform to help victims find shelters.
Over the years we have provided disaster relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina, Tsunami Relief, and 9/11. http://forgood.yahoo.com/good_causes/campaigns_for_good/disaster_relief.html