Get outside, exercise, and raise money for Ruff House Rescue all at the same time! ResQWalk is a mobile app (available for both iOS and Android) that enables animal lovers to raise money for animal rescues every time they go for a walk. Each week ResQwalk announces a donation pool (e.g., $2,500), and for a rescue to receive donations from the pool, its supporters simply need to check in to the app when they go for a walk. Each walker's distance is recorded and added to the rescue's weekly sum. The total for Ruff House Rescue so far 8,388 miles walked, which has raised $135.89 (1.6 cents per mile)! This donation is completely free to you.
The app calculates your mileage and time, maps your route, and gives you your stats for the day, month, and year. Please also see our "Exercise + Wooftrax" opportunity, which is similar but has the added benefit of real-time free vet advice sent to you via text messaging. Try both applications to see which one you like the best.
Length of term: 20 minutes per week.
Community Hours: No letter is provided BUT your time and distance exercised is recorded on the application. You can take a screenshot of this information and attach it to your documentation. If you need contact information, you can list firstname.lastname@example.org (expect a response in 1-2 business days). Please consult with your School/Representative to see if this opportunity will suffice for your community service requirements, we don't know that answer. See the end of the job posting for how to view your stats (date/distance walked/time).
Qualifications: Be able to walk, jog, run, hike, bike (under 14 mph), cross country ski, snow shoe, etc. Exercise outside (the app uses GPS)
How to Download the Application: Download the free application on your cell phone through www.ResQWalk.com. Choose "Download on the App Store" or "Get it On Google Play". Once in the application, you must sign up with your name, zip code, email, and password. Go to "My Profile" in the bottom right hand corner of the app, and edit the information (including photos and your dog information). Go to "New Walk" in the bottom right hand corner, and click on the magnifying glass to search for "Ruff House Rescue". Click on "+Follow". This may take 5-10 minutes for the application to process. Go to "New Walk" and click on the bottom arrow. Scroll to choose Ruff House Rescue as the organization you would like to support (otherwise it willdefault to Best Friends Animal Society). You can cancel the walk and start over if you forget this step. Steps to Apply:
-You can start this opportunity immediately! No need to wait for RHR response.
-VolunteerMatch directions: We want to Thank you, please click on the red button "I want to help!" on the upper corner of the page and let us know in the comments that you are participating so we can thank you. We also welcome any comments or questions you have.
More Information: At the end of the week, donations are paid out to the rescues proportionally to the total distance walked. Example of earnings: from January to September, 2015, our RHR Supporters walked 2,479 miles, and we received $101.73! (The donation pool during this period was usually $800-$1,000 per week.) The more advertisers that get involved with ResQWalk, the greater the donation pool each week, and the more money RHR receives. The more people that use the ResQWalk application for RHR, the more money we receive. You can post your results from the ResQWalk app to your Facebook page. Additional information can be found at: http://resqwalk.com/how-it-works/faqs/
How To View Your Stats (Community Service Hours): 1. Go to Leaderboard (bottom of the application) 2. Click on 'your name' (me) 3. Click on Activity 4. Click on My Stats 5. Your stats defaults to "Weekly Stats" you can change to "Daily Stats", "Monthly Stats" or "Annual Stats"
VIDEO OF PJ & CLOVE (scroll down to the bottom of the page): PJ had been sober for 2 years and he didn't have a job, he didn't have any accountability, he made the decision to start looking for a dog. A rescue group (Ruff House Rescue) had pulled Clove from a kill shelter. PJ just found a place to live. He got a call from the rescue and she was like, "PJ can you pick up Clove right now?" The first day PJ got Clove she was so scared and shut down, it was very awkward. She just cowered in his presence. And she was very timid. Watch the VIDEO to see how their story unfolds ...
RHR’s website: www.ruffhouserescue.org
********************************************************************* Our mission is to rescue homeless pets that suffer from abuse, neglect, and indifference. Our goal is to create awareness of the epidemic of homeless pets and educate on the importance of spaying and neutering, ID tagging, and training these pets. Through our rescue efforts we are both saving lives and cultivating the natural connection between man and his best friend.
One animal is euthanized in the U.S. every 16 seconds, 4 million annually (Humane Society of US) "If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito." ― The Dalai Lama
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Ruff House Rescue's (RHR) mission is to rescue homeless pets that suffer from abuse, neglect, and indifference. Our goal is to create awareness of the epidemic of homeless pets and educate on the importance of spaying and neutering, ID tagging, and training these pets. Through our rescue efforts we are both saving lives and cultivating the natural connection between man and his best friend.
WE GO BIG, SO THEY GO HOME.
Going BIG means that our fosters and volunteers always show up in a big way and are incredibly hands-on, passionate, and dedicated, whether they are volunteering remotely, at our kennel, or at our adoption events.
Ruff House Rescue is the largest 501 (c)(3) non-profit rescue on the South Shore of Long Island. Our mission is to seek out under-served shelters and communities where we can make the biggest lifesaving impact. Our goal is to create a world where the kind and rewarding experience of adoption is the standard. We do this through tireless passion, commitment, and advocacy.
We are a foster-based network of animal lovers who seek to save as many lives as possible, as fast as we can. As a largely volunteer-based organization, we depend on the generosity of our Ruff House family to do this life changing work.