The emergence of the search and rescue team Liza Alert [ru] is hardly a typical story for the Web. After September 13, 2010, when Liza Fomkina disappeared in the town of Orekhovo-Zuevo [about 80 kilometers, or 50 miles, east of Moscow], the flaws in the work of the Interior and Emergency Situations ministries became clear. Shaken by this tragic story and responding to the call for help, volunteers decided to unite in order to ensure nothing like it would ever happen again. And so the search team Liza Alert was formed online.
Liza Alert's work is based on crowdsourcing. The community exists and grows almost exclusively thanks to its online effect and the wide territorial dispersion of its volunteers.
Liza Alert's advantages:
-A large base of volunteers
-A developing infrastructure
-Information support from the media and the online community
-A simple functional site
-It provides real help in the offline world.
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