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Posted April 2nd, 2011 - 12:06 am by from Sapporo, Japan (Permalink)
I tried to contact CS people in the US about making CS top page more user friendly to non-English speaking, first time visitors - maybe with a special box for Japan Housing Crises.

Finally. This is the answer I got.

Hi Amanda,

Sorry for the slow response. I've had no internet for the last two weeks. It's been pretty unfortunate timing. We're a very small team here at CS and sometimes things like this happen.

Unfortunately, on the communications team we don't have any way to put information on the page that a person would see if they visited our page without being a member. I'd be happy to do it if I had the ability. I will have to check in with the wider organization to see if this is possible, but I won't be back to a reliable internet connection until Tuesday.

Thanks for helping with the crisis, and sorry that I can't be more useful.

We're aware of the problem and we are actually developing a project specifically for connecting victims of disasters and other emergencies with people who would like to help them. It's called CS Cares and we're hoping to launch it soon. I think a lot of amazing generosity exists in this community and we're really hoping to give people the tools they need to do good.

Best,

Meredith Hutcheson
Brooklyn, United States
CouchSurfing Member Communications

Posted April 4th, 2011 - 2:48 am by from Kure, Japan (Permalink)
I'm glad that they're organizing this CS Cares project. That should be very useful. Definitely unfortunate that there's not more that can be done right now to help displaced Japanese non-English speakers through efforts like this.

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