DALLAS, TX -- January 29, 2009 -- The Aidmatrix Foundation, Inc. today announced its partnership with the State of West Virginia for the National Donations Management Network, powered by Aidmatrix. The National Donations Management Network is a national disaster relief coordination system funded by FEMA, the UPS Foundation, Accenture, and the Aidmatrix Foundation, Inc., to better manage unsolicited donations and volunteers. It connects State and local governments with donors, State Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOADs), National VOAD, and FEMA, through web-based tools that reduce paperwork for processing donations and allow for easy information sharing.
Jimmy Gianato, Director of the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, states his enthusiasm for the program: “We believe Aidmatrix will help us respond more effectively to the needs of West Virginians during future disasters, and will enable our citizens to more effectively assist those who suffer from the effects of future disasters in other states. Although we do not look forward to the next disaster in West Virginia, we do look forward to using this resource when the next disaster does occur so the recovery of our people can occur more rapidly and completely than in the past.”
This web-based system will help the State of West Virginia manage the public response of spontaneous giving that comes during a disaster. The information will be collected electronically which, in turn, allows the State to easily communicate with its VOAD members. The end result is that more quality donations can be processed and delivered to disaster victims more efficiently.
The Aidmatrix Network® now covers more than 72% of the US population, with 34 US states and territories included. Its members are helping revolutionize the way in which humanitarian relief is processed. It is streamlining relief efforts with technology and partnerships just like the supply chains used within the for-profit world. To learn more about how you can be a part of the Network, please visit www.aidmatrix.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About The Aidmatrix Foundation, Inc.
The Aidmatrix Foundation, Inc. builds and operates powerful technology hubs that support diverse stakeholder groups in their efforts to work together to solve the world’s most challenging humanitarian crises. Our solutions enhance participation, amplify contributions, and accelerate results for humanitarian relief. More than 35,000 leading corporate, nonprofit and government partners leverage our solutions to mobilize more than $1.5 billion in aid annually, worldwide. The donated goods, money and services impact the lives of more than 65 million people. Aidmatrix is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit headquartered in Dallas, Texas, USA, with offices in Germany and India. Visit www.aidmatrix.org