Rescued Over 65,000 via Civilian SAR Volunteers

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Spontaneous Volunteer is Not a Dirty Word

We connect people who need help during a crisis with local volunteers who can give it.

And we've done it over 65,000 times, thanks to next-gen tech, amazing volunteers, and local OEMs

During major disasters, 911 gets overwhelmed, social media rescue requests become rampant, and neighbors begin rescuing neighbors. It's an emergency manager's worst nightmare.

And that moment, when all hope seems lost, is what we live for.



Started in the midst of Harvey in a flooded and leaky office as a way to organize rescues in a Houston neighborhood, CrowdSource Rescue has since helped connect over 13,000 professional and volunteer rescuers with over 50,000 people using its mapping and dispatching technology. Learn More

What isCSR

CrowdSource Rescue is a Houston-based non-profit that uses next-generation technology to quickly connect both professional first-responders and vetted volunteers with response cases immediately before, during, and after a disaster.

We started in Harvey and have since operated in a number of disasters including Hurricane Michael, Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Maria, Hurricane Irma, Cyclone Maha, and a number of localized events .

Response Management

Using the latest GPS tracking and mapping technology, we connect our vetted and certified civilian rescuers with urgent cases before, during, and immediately after a disaster.

Early-Early Relief

Civilian volunteers are often the first, first responders. In the first 72 hours, they are first on scene with water, medical supplies, and other critical supplies while the logistic supply train gears up.

Rapid Response

During Harvey emergency services were overloaded with cases. We were able to quickly organize over 8,000 rescuers to assist their efforts in a matter of hours, allowing 911 to focus on critical cases.


Before disasters the CSR platform is used by churches to connect elderly members with a vetted rescuer able to help them evacuate. The platform quickly identifies needs and matches them with volunteers.

Relief and Recovery

We work with local municipalities and organizations to use our rescue data as a starting point for the long recovery process. We also gladly work with researchers, looking to learn from disasters and improve the process.

White Labeling

Have a large existing volunteer base you want to mobilize in a disaster? Need to rapidly triage your employees after a disaster? CSR can offer a whitelabeled version of the platform.


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