Analog meets #TheDigitalAge
Sounds strange (because it is.) From cryptocurrencies to self check out lines, digital technology is being interwoven within all aspects of our society except for benevolent outreach.
What would our communities begin to look like if we had the ability that allowed us to feed, clothe, and shelter the homeless, hungry, and needy with a few simple clicks?
The Digital Missionary Reporting System allows us to do that through asking and answering four simple questions.
If every person serving as an emergency services technician is equipped to their job,
Shouldn’t you be as well?
From trial and error, I’ve put together what I believe benevolent people should be
carrying around with them if they believe they might encounter someone
suffering from a positive polarity of poverty.
If they’re begging on the side
of the road, you can at least
#help fix their sign.
A minute of your time, an
improvement on their day.
Many hands make light work:
teaming up with your community
to increase your synergy.
This list of equipment isn't
the end-all be all list,
but it's a start.
All of the items above fit within a small backpack, or Goodwill Go-bag. How big the bag is only dependent on how much space you, the main street missionary, has available.
It’s through these items which allow for a more effective outreach for anyone to do more good than they could have done on their own. Consider the synergistic principles of communities:
No one person can accomplish what the larger tribe can do on their own.
My life’s mission has always been that guy who wanted to help
because it was the right thing to do. Help me in that mission by
considering my purpose when you reflect on this project.
The #DMRS allows for increased
credibility with the potentially benevolent.
Teach a man to fish and
he’ll eat till he’s old.
Sustainable resources aimed at equipping those around us with renewable resources.
Digital Missionary Supply List
To answer your first question, yes, I know those suffering in impoverished conditions will not have data access.
You do, don’t you? Are you willing to use a few bytes to record their need on the Digital Missionary Reporting System so both the chasm between surviving and thriving and Lifespan of their Need can be shortened?
Like two sides to every coin, the analog adapter of the Digital Missionary Reporting System has two different cards we give to the person in a positive position of poverty.
One card with a RFID chip embedded within it in order to access different resources at Local Lighthouses. The others are plain cards that they pass onto possible benevolent individuals. Instead of just asking for #help, they’re answering the core question we all ask ourselves when we want to help someone: How do I know they’re legit?
Sounds silly, but think about it: what immediate needs could you and I help with in this person’s life? What resources can we carry on our person so that when we find someone in need, we can tend to them? More times than not, their signs are in shambles, aren’t they? Ironically what is our purposes of being a benevolent individual if not to make a permanent impact in this person’s life?
Sounds silly, especially if you’ve never needed one. Consider for a moment how you would record someone’s need through the #DMRS if you were wearing gloves? Would your phone be responsive enough for the pair you’re wearing?
As the name suggests, its a bag of good stuff for people who are attempting to survive on the street. The benebag would be seasonally themed, aimed to surviving the seasonal weather. Whether this is several bottles of water for summer or hand warmers, gloves, and multiple pairs of socks, each bag is designed specifically with survival in mind. You’ve heard the term concrete jungle? We’ve designed a supply list for just that.