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How Do You Help Your Town Dig Out From A Disaster?

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Getting Organized

About Morgan O'Neill's TED Talk

Morgan O'Neill was 24 years old when she and her sister spearheaded the effort to rebuild their town after a tornado. Later, she developed a way to help other communities rebuild after disasters.

About Morgan O'Neill

"It was just crazy to us that we showed up and spontaneously decided to give orders ... and that was fine."

Morgan O'Neill serves as chief science officer for Recovers.org. Morgan and her sister, Caitria, found Recovers.org after a tornado leveled their hometown. Working as lead volunteer coordinators, the two created a flexible framework for an "unofficial" community response. Caitria and Morgan have translated their system into software for local coordinators, through Recovers.org. Their system can be rolled out quickly, helping local relief organizers turn interest into action.

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