When food banks are faced with emergencies, it can be overwhelming to connect with and identify contacts to share important information. Manually reaching out to individuals, while also having to deal with the other aspects of an emergency can be stressful for communication administrators. Food banks are looking for a better way to reach out to those interested in updates, and ensure that they receive all of the resources they need to handle an emergency situation. SimplyCast introduces the idea of the Foodbanks Emergency Alerts Solution. This set of automated tools was created to help food banks communicate valuable information to a list of residents during an emergency.
By using an easily accessible form, several types of communication channels, and customizable plans, food banks can ensure that those interested in receiving updates and resources will be taken care of in case of an emergency. Disruptions within the food accessibility process can create issues for those who depend on it, which is why it is important to direct them to the right places, at the right time. This solution was primarily designed for communication administrators, and emergency response coordinators within food banks.
Who Does What in the Automated System
Each person plays a key role in helping the system run smoothly, and correctly during an emergency. We have identified and broken down each step in this blog, to ensure everyone is on the same page regarding the automated solution. This system is capable of identifying contacts, sending multi-channel alerts, and making use of an adaptable plan, all without creating additional work for administrators. Emergencies can arise out of nowhere, which is why it is crucial to have a plan in place to help the response run as effectively as possible. Here are the 4 key steps to make this a reality.
Step 1- Administrator
When an emergency occurs, and the food banks must keep residents updated on resources and other information, the administration informs the public of a digital form that allows them to sign up to receive alerts. All the administrative staff has to do is make this form available to the public, and they can sign themselves up. This is a much better alternative to manually reaching out and sharing information.
Step 2- Residents
Any citizen that feels they need the services of the food bank, can scan a QR code that will allow them to sign up for the alerting list.
Step 3- Administrator
Now that the administration is connected to those on the list, they can launch alerts whenever they feel necessary, sharing important information quickly.
Step 4- Evacuees
The resident on the list will receive all notifications via their preferred contact method, and be able to take any action necessary.
That’s the summary of what it takes to create a foodbank emergency alerts solution, and it’s only scratching the surface of what is possible when it comes to using digital technology to help foodbanks respond to emergencies.
The SimplyCast platform is a no-code platform that allows anyone to build and edit their solution. As a result, this solution is fully customizable, it can be tweaked or altered to meet the exact needs of every institution.
Don’t worry about scalability and security! SimplyCast is an ISO 27001:2013-certified company with data centers in the USA and Canada. This means we can assure you that your confidential data is safe on our secure server and the messages you transmit are completely encrypted. Our platform has the capacity to send 100,000+ messages every hour and allows 10,000+ concurrent sessions. We can also acquire additional gateways and servers if you need them.
Most importantly, we have a 99.5% minimum uptime. With our solution, you can have peace of mind.
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