Using Social Media to Remedy Community Need

I’m not a heavy user of social media like Twitter or Facebook but I have friends who broadcast their whereabouts every time they leave their home, take pictures of meals and share them, and give updates on how they’re feeling each time their mood changes. It’s all in good fun I guess but what if social media could be used for something more – to connect those in need to people who can help? beremedy alerts people through social media when someone in their community needs help and the organization’s network of members can either take action to remedy the need or forward it to someone who can.

Recognizing the power of social media to spread messages in a timely fashion, Blake Canterbury founded beremedy, an Atlanta-based organization, in 2009 to harness its potential for helping communities. “Imagine a world where helping others happens at the speed of social media!”

beremedy was created based on the belief that, within our communities, there is no reason people should suffer or have a need left unmet because of an inability to spread their message to those who are ready, willing and able to help. The platform makes it easy to connect those in need and those who want to help.

Organizations can submit their need on the beremedy website here, and people wanting to help can receive updates on what’s needed via text, Twitter, email and Facebook. For detailed information on how to receive updates, click here.

Thank you beremedy for making our world wonderful.

LET ME KNOW, REPLY BELOW: What do you use social media for?

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