I like you, am highly concerned for those that are in the path of both Hurricane Harvey and Irma. I want to be of service of others, as that is the life I lead. I have taken the liberty of reaching out to the American Red Cross to offer my help.
I have gone through their application process, been cleared through their background check program, and I have even been in touch with a representative. They state that they can deploy me for a minium of 2 weeks within 24 hours. I happen to be in position where I can do so, both physically and mentally, and I am eager to do what I can.
The one challenge I am faced with is the financial component. You see I live in the Bay Area, as I came out here just over a year ago in pursuit of my startup. I live in my car (Yes, sleeping bag, cloths and computer) and I drive for Uber and Lyft in order to pay for the expenses of life and cost of operating the development of my startup MyBeeble.
So where I am asking for your support is this. The ARC will take care of my travel, food and board, which is fantastic, but I need sponsors so that I can keep both the pursuit of MyBeeble and my passion to help those in need by offering my help through the ARC.
The amount requested is to cover the cost for 2 weeks, but I am sure there is going to be a need much longer than that. I would certainly appreciate the support, and I know all those that I would be able to help during this period would appreciate it as well.
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