Immediately after the Bohol quake, we were asked if there was a place where one could go to find a lost loved one. This reminded us of how people in New York put up pictures on certain walls after the Sept. 11 attacks. We asked around, and there wasn’t a well known online resource for this in use in Bohol. So were in the process of developing a resource for www.Path2.Us
Since then, we found out about Google Person Finder. It is a place where people can post the names of missing loved ones. If first responders or relief workers find information about lost people and they add it to this database, the family and friends will be able to locate them.
Google has made this resource available for Typhoon Yolanda. HOWEVER, THIS SYSTEM WILL ONLY BE UP FOR A LIMITED TIME AND ONLY FOR DISASTERS THAT GOOGLE DEEMS SIGNIFICANT.
So we will continue with our plans to develop a missing persons wall. And in the meantime, you can still use Google Person Finder for the next few weeks.
UPDATE: If you need help with Google Person Finder, here’s a great how-to article: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-use-google-person-finder-to-locate-loved-ones-after-a-disaster/
And if you still need help, feel free to email: firstname.lastname@example.org