project leader
Kim C
location
Matching COVID-19 Workers to RVs
(San Francisco Bay Area)
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Dear Visitor,

the project

UPDATE: June 19, 2021

We have put this project in sleep mode while the founder deals with life threatening circumstances.

This project has alot of labor and content invested.  It can be re-launched again someday to handle biological threats.

For an explanation of the expenses we need to cover and (most importantly) our future capability please visit: https://RVMatchMaker.ORG/budget  

Our patron angels will receive updates privately.  

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RVMatchMaker.ORG is a matching platform that was created to help reduce COVID-19 infection for frontline worker families and immuno-compromised individuals by matching them with unused RVs to self-isolate and avoid the medical and financial consequences of infection. This project is in response to a need that is underfunded.

Our self-serve platform empowers people to find solutions to their self isolation needs which optimizes resources for all –– from taxpayers to RV owners to frontline workers –– while improving the overall health of the communities served.  This platform works like a dating application, with the benefits of privacy and educational material to facilitate a successful match.   

There are many people and businesses to thank for donating their time, tools and expertise to make this project happen.  It would have been impossible without them.  Their contagious optimism and persistence through the development obstacles are deeply appreciated.

Together we created a platform like no other, with rich content and enormous potential to help people thrive that are challenged by biological threats.

There were serious survival challenges that the founder faced that made it extra-ordinarily difficult to support the project within the time frame that the public needed it.  In spite of that, she pushed forward to co-create it with beautiful and talented hearts that shared this dream.

The legacy of the content and capability of this platform remains.  We are proud of what we created together during the COVID pandemic.

We may re-launch again someday.

However this journey goes from here, we wish you well,
~ Your Friends at RVMatchMaker.ORG

the steps

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why we're doing it

Most disaster survivors are often in the second half of their lives. Without better recovery options they may never recover the quality of life they had once enjoyed.

Kim Carr, RVMatchMaker.org founder and fire survivor almost died as a result of her own home loss.   Having first hand experience with declining recovery resources, she wanted to identify opportunities to improve community resilience.

She spent five years at the frontlines of California's firestorms, where she gathered a unique perspective and valuable wisdom.  She has many ideas for improving community resiliency as a result of this time invested.

A year prior to COVID-19 she went to Washington DC where she met and filmed the top administrator of FEMA .  He said disaster spending was already at dangerously high levels, was unsustainable, and not in the best interest of the public.  We are responding to that need for greater resourcefulness and innovation.

The economic impact of hospitalization or long COVID, which can financially be financially and emotionally devastating, affected a lot more than the 600,000+ people who lost their lives.

By facilitating the free exchange of information, we can help with affordable secondary housing for self-isolation and potentially avoid devastating medical bills or death from biological threats.

We have big dreams and many talented, beautiful hearts that support us. 

So while this project is going into sleep mode, it's not going away.

However this journey goes from here, we wish you well,
~ Your Friends at RVMatchMaker.ORG

 

To learn more about our project budget, please visit https://RVMatchMaker.ORG/budget

budget

Budget 6.24.21

We've incured the following expenses: 



TOTAL PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED $2,398
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) Waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
$74
TOTAL TO RAISE= $2,472

Budget 3.22.21

We would like to recover half the expenses already incurred to develop this project. We are also raising money for a re-furbished computer. 

Expenses incurred so far:

$355 cost of dues and subscriptions

$191 cost of perk supplies

$423 cost of platform software

$864 computer and miscellaneous expenses. 

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We are fundraising this month for:

$916              50% Subtotal of expenses already incurred

$650              Computer




  Waived Fees Normal Fees
PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $1,566 $1,566
ioby Platform Fee waived $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) waived $87
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
$48 $52
TOTAL TO RAISE = $1,614 $1,740

Please note: ioby fees are estimated and will be calculated based on totals at the end of the campaign.

To date we have had significant in kind donations and offers for donations.  We have utilized $5,000 in in-kind donations and have another $10,000 in donated services available to utilize, which include state ID verification, if needed.

 

updates

Dear Visitor,

Thank you for your interest in RVMatchMaker.ORG.

We are so deeply grateful to the patrons, partners and volunteers that support this project.

They are sunshine to our hearts and fuel for our gas tank to keep going.

Without the kindness of all these wonderful people, this journey would be much harder to achieve.

All updates we provide are given privately, so if you wish to join our lovely support network, please opt-in for email communication.

You will always be the first to receive news about our status.

Together we will learn how to do this important work for this pandemic and  other future environmental challenges.

From Kimberly and the RVMatchMaker.ORG team ~ We wish you well,

photos

This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration

donors

  • ioby's COVID FUND
  • In memorial: J. Keating, "Seize the Day!"
  • Linda R.
  • Danny Larson All Flow Muffler & Auto Repair
  • ioby's Grass Roots COVID Fund
  • ioby's COVID FUND
  • ioby's COVID FUND
  • Sara H.
  • Bill Williams
  • Anonymous
  • William D.
  • Tracy & Robert Blum
  • Calvin
  • Runn V.
  • Anonymous