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Charity BnB

Organized by: Billy Harkins

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THE STORY:

My cousin had suffered a severe brain injury while on vacation. Coming from a tight knit, loving family; my Aunt had quickly called both her sister (my mother) and her brother to alert them of the news. He was airlifted to George Washington University Hospital, she was on her way and wanted thier support. When everybody arrived from New York, he was comatose and the doctors were unsure if and when he may awaken and resume consciousness. She had been directed by the nurse to speak with a Case Worker at the Hospital to possibly arrange a room at the nearby Ronald McDonald House as medical bills were quickly adding up and an unforeseeable future was looming. After she had met with the Case Worker, they were granted a room to sleep, shower, cook, and converse with families in similar situations. After 3 long days, my cousin awoke with physical scars, but an undamaged brain and he would resume his normal life. Although we were blessed with a positive outcome, many are not; but the one solace found was in the Hospitality and comfort that house provided. With a professional history in Hospitality and Short Term Rentals,  I became curious as to why the vacant rooms are not donated to charities such as Ronald McDonald House and March of Dimes. It's incredibly simple as the unused inventory can go to a family in crisis at no cost, and the provider can write off the donation of unused inventory as a charitable donation. It is benefical for all parties as it allows families in need to be close to thier loved ones and it provides the host; whether it be hotel or private resident with a tax deductible donation. The website and application will be ran through an internal system governed by passwords, delivered to families through case workers at various charities and hospitals. I am asking for funding as I would need a Tax Attorney along with a Web Developer.

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