The 1930's brought tough times to the United States. During this time the Government created programs to help the less fortunate. Over the years many programs have been added to help families get food, find work, and help the most vulnerable within our society. The intent behind the programs are noble; however, the methods supporting them are antiquated. Since the inception of these programs we have gone to the moon, invented the internet and the personal computer yet the social safety net has largely gone unchanged.
ARISE is changing the way people view the social safety net. We are connecting people in need with those who can help through our mobile technology by making communities more responsive to social emergencies, natural disasters, and everyday needs that we all face. We call it crowd-service.
Crowd-Service is when neighbors unite to help each other organically. Just like crowd-funding, small amounts of service will add up to large efforts by communities. When a social emergency hits neighbors and non-profits can respond much faster than current social safety net and response structures in place today.
Users can request help, provide assistance to each other, and read about success within their community. Calls for help can be as simple as raking the leaves, moving a sofa, grabbing a bag of groceries for a single mother, or donating clothes. This solution will:
* Draw attention to local causes
* Battle the growing addiction epidemic by building authentic community involvement
* Empower 'Start-Up' cause organizations by providing free technology
* Pivot quickly to address the issues of the day – not waiting for a vote or budget cycle
* Show the world what individuals, cause organizations, churches, and businesses are doing to make an impact.
As a Nation we witnessed the success of crowd-service after Hurricane Harvey devastated the Gulf Coast of Texas. The need was so intense that the 911 system went down. Individuals would call out for help on Facebook, Twitter, and other channels. Neighbors, volunteers, and cause organizations spontaneously coordinated relief efforts and helped each other. ARISE is a platform specifically designed with tools and features to handle this activity at scale.