lizsyring wrote:Unfortunately, the link to volunteers in the flight path doesn't identify each volunteer with their contact info. I still can't email the volunteers in that area to contact them for ground support. This is a MAJOR deterrent to setting up flights with more than 1 leg.
PLEASE help us rescuers be able to contact and set up ground support for stopovers!!
Liz, this is a google map problem, hence now our problem. We have an overwhelming number of volunteers across the country and the map system simply cannot handle it. So, what Steve has done, is this.
When you have made your request say from Charlotte to Cleveland, then click on More Mapping Options. Under that you will see a long list of choices. Towards the bottom of those choices it will give you an option to click on volunteers between Charlotte and Cleveland, Volunteers near Charlotte, Volunteers near Cleveland. When you open one of those, a list comes up with the usernames and their location. True, you then need to search for the username under the members list (they are listed by first letter of the name) or it may come up using the regular search tool on the board index if they have made requests themselves. From there, you can email them or PM them. We know this is more difficult, particularly for the longer flights, but so far this is the best we can do. If you need more information on how to use this new part of the tool, please just ask and we will do our best to advise.