Thousands of citizens are being mobilized to participate in the reconstruction of the damaged neighborhoods and help the hardest hit by the wave of violence. Twitter is the social network more actively in this task. There are veteran traders who have lost practically everything. Buy a teapot, help collect donations with the car or cleaning a garden serve Londoners these days to help his city recover normalcy after serious riots in the last week. Thousands of citizens are being mobilized to participate in the reconstruction of the damaged neighborhoods and help the hardest hit by the wave of violence in London, among which there are veteran traders who have lost practically everything. The same social networks that the cause of the damage were organized, and who then served many citizens to mount the first citizen of cleaning brigades, now are platforms that coordinate a network of neighbourhood associations, social centres or volunteer individuals.
Through Internet are organized not only for clean, it also gets in touch to volunteers, search specialists in construction and reforms or donations are requested. From paint and tools for the reconstruction of the damaged buildings up to food in Tin, shoes or diapers: it takes everything in neighborhoods like Tottenham, Croydon, Clampham or Einfeld, areas suffered more damage from which Saturday began riots in London. On Twitter and blogs Twitter social network is the most active in this task, and she volunteers seek personally what to do or are advertised and reported through web pages and blogs created to the CTO. Leading communications Riotcleanup (cleaning of the riots), a blog that connects them and updated data on sites where need help or appointments for future cleanups. Thousands are citizens who wonder how to collaborate and Riotcleanup on Twitter profile derives them to emails or offers them activities listings. As an example, this Friday sought volunteers with car to pick up the donations directed to the neighborhood of Croydon, where above all clothing for men and shoes were asked. In Tottenham, where the riots, the social Center of the neighborhood has a more varied requests list: food and milk for babies, diapers, pots, pans and cutlery, mobile chargers or non-perishable food, among many other things.
Also the help of electricians and carpenters for any of the damaged areas, claimed in other forums while two young architects have opened a page asking for the help of specialized professionals to organize reconstruction work. And for the less skilled who asked how to help, this weekend have been called cleaning of gardens in the area of Battersea, next to the River Thames. Although aid is directed to all those affected, some of them have become famous reluctantly and have provoked a wave of solidarity that also spans social networks. It is the case of Aaron Biber, a Barber in 89 years whose business was destroyed during the riots in Tottenham. Keep Aaron cutting (allows Aaron continue cutting hair) is the name of the blog that have opened up three fellows of an advertising agency to ask for donations to keep this old man in the business and who had already raised nearly 28,000 pounds (32,000 euros).