- Ezekiel Winger
- Spokane, WA
- United States
Harness social networks to help the homeless
I should say that I am not a good communicator, especially if it involves writing. So bare with me
My idea is to create a website and/or a mobile app that will allow users to log on to a mobile device or computer to look in there local area to either post a listing to shelter people that currently do not have a home or impact there lives in a meaningful way. This will also allow users on the other end of the spectrum to look in there current area for shelter and post about themselves and what they are looking for, whether it be food, shelter, work, ect.
Though you can take this idea quit a bit further I believe a simple design is more efficient, at least at first. Basically the goal is to take those with access to the internet a way to easily see the and affect the lives of the people near them in a positive way or to seek help from the community around them in a more individual and direct way.
This can be as simple in design as craigslist or more sophisticated so that it automatically directs would be helpers to your facebook or twitter so they can get to know who they might potentially help.
My hope is that in the near future helping people is as easy, and seamless as liking a picture on facebook or thumb upping a youtube video.
Any input would be greatly appreciated.