Vlocity and Salesforce Help Refugees Find H.O.M.E.

Vlocity and Salesforce Help Refugees

Dan Israel, Vice President and General Manager of Vlocity Public Sector shares how WoodGreen partnered with Salesforce, Vlocity and Deloitte to provide a tool to connect refugees with the local community’s offers of housing, jobs and much more.

By Dan Israel, for Pledge 1%

This is a time of year when many around the world reflect on giving back to those less fortunate. This year, Vlocity is honored to reflect with Salesforce on a community project we started work on at the end of last year with WoodGreen Community Services, a local non-profit in the Toronto area.

WoodGreen had been tasked by the City of Toronto with creating an application to help Syrian refugees find and access the housing and other assistance their families needed. WoodGreen partnered with Salesforce, Vlocity and Deloitte to provide a tool to connect refugees with the local community’s offers of housing, jobs and much more.

This year, Canada took the world stage on the refugee crisis and welcomed twenty-five thousand refugees, all within a short span of time. These refugees arrived in Canada with little or no belongings, shelter, or employment. The rapid deployment of WoodGreen’s H.O.M.E. (Housing Opportunities & Marketplace Exchange) portal made a big difference for those newly arrived to the Toronto area get the support they needed to begin their lives in Canada.

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Dan Israel

VP / GM Public Sector

Dan brings to his role at Vlocity more than 15 years’ experience designing, developing, testing, and marketing applications for government customers. Previously, Dan ran the government marketing team for Google’s Enterprise division (now known as Google for Work), bringing Google’s cloud-based email and collaboration tools to federal, state & local government agencies across the United States. Dan also worked at Oracle and Siebel Systems, leading teams that developed CRM applications for the public sector. At Siebel, he designed the first two releases of Siebel Public Sector. Dan began his career in the federal government, working as a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Treasury and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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