I just listened to a Tom Woods podcast of an interview with Gret Glyer who has created an app called DonorSee that allows anyone help in the developing world by using Glyer’s new app. The app program is only 4 months old and a month ago the Peace Corps issued an order that Peace Corps Volunteers were not permitted to be involved with the DonorSee organization. Glyer (and Tom Wood) see the use of the app as a way that Volunteers (as Americans) can be helpful by promoting donations between the US and the developing world. Woods and Glyer see the agency as standing in the way of giving immediate help to others. My guess it is the lawyers decision in the agency who have said ‘no” but the story that is getting back now to the US is that PCVs are not helping others, but are preventing any sort of help. Volunteers look like losers.
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Don’t Let the Peace Corps Shut Us Down – We’re Transforming Lives All Over The World!
The Peace Corps, a 56-year-old organization, has issued a ban on the popular crowdfunding platform DonorSee. Here is a video explaining the ban, in detail: https://fb.com/glyer/videos/10158146781800068/.
DonorSee was designed to send aid to urgent situations faster than ever before. In 2016, DonorSee played an important role in providing desperately needed relief to the Haitian victims of Hurricane Matthew faster than any other major aid organization.
So why was DonorSee banned? The only stated reason was “federal regulations.” In other words, the Peace Corps wants to have total control over the aid that’s provided, despite countless examples of their being embarrassingly irresponsible with that “aid.”
Whatever your feelings about Donald Trump, they are secondary: DonorSee is helping the world’s most vulnerable, and the leader of the free world can lift this ban if he chooses.
Please sign this petition and share with your friends.
Lifting the Peace Corps monopoly will lead to very real results that you can be a part of, including:
- Providing homes to child-headed households.
- Providing mosquito nets to malaria infested area.
- Providing urgent medical attention.
- Providing winter gear for the homeless.
If we do not lift the monopoly, the Peace Corps will continue to cut us off from providing funding to those in urgent need. Please sign and share, thank you for the support!