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Introducing the Donor Matching Service from BitClave

When tragedy strikes in the form of a natural disaster, what can we do to help, and where can victims go to seek help?
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When a disaster strikes, we often feel helpless and powerless to assist those in need. That's because perhaps the scale of the event is so large and so many thousands of families are affected. In the case of the California Camp Fire tragedy, an estimated 27,000 people had their homes destroyed by the far. Estimates are suggesting that it could take up to 10 years before the town is rebuilt. An estimated 20,000 acres of land have be burned so far, and the victim count keeps rising.
A Helping Hand for those in Need
It can feel overwhelming to just consider helping. It could also be because we don't know how to help, or we may even be afraid that any aid we send will not end up directly benefiting those who need it most. The truth on the ground is that even if supplies are made available to victims, the victims will need to sort through piles of potentially useless stuff in search of the essentials they need.

It's for these reasons and more that BitClave is stepping forward with an innovative technological solution to providing aid for victims of natural disasters such as the California Camp Fire, and the snow storms currently hitting the US east coast, leaving many without heat, electricity, and food.

With the new BitClave donor matching system, donors can directly help support the families that need it most. Those who have suffered from catastrophes can receive direct aid without any middleman taking a cut. Join us as we go over some of the basics of how it works.



The Donor Matching System
Individuals and families in need due to natural disasters and other catastrophes sign up on our website, usdisasterrelief.org/, and let us know a little bit about themselves such as their name, address, and which event they are suffering from. We double check this information to make sure that only those who are genuinely impacted by these events can sign up to receive aid.

Next, individuals, families, or organizations can sign up to be donors. These donors will then be matched with those in need. The donors will receive a short list of items such as personal care products or canned and dry goods to send to their matched recipient. The donor will also receive instructions on how to send these items so that they will go directly to individuals and families in need.
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Protecting Anonymity
The system is designed so that both donors and survivors do not need to make contact with each other directly. Instead, the system allows for a one-time arrangement for the donor to send essential items to their matched recipients.

Anonymity is important because it protects the privacy of the victims, as well as the privacy of the donor.
Acting Without Seeking Profit
The donor matching system operated by BitClave is done in a not-for-profit manner. In no way does BitClave directly profit from the exchange of goods or by matching donors with those in need.

So why are we doing this? The most straightforward answer is that we care. BitClave is a California-based company, and our staff and their extended families are living with the California fire disaster right on their doorstep. But is not just about us and our experiences, we're doing it because we believe it's the right thing to do.
If you are a victim of a natural disaster or catastrophe, or you are someone who would like to donate to those in need, join us at usdisasterrelief.org.