Sitting in Toronto and wanting to help has been a bit difficult in terms of proximity. So being a person that wants to help, I kept thinking about how I could help in a way that would have a long lasting positive effect on these families. Yes, we donated to the Red Cross. Yes, we offered a room in our house for anyone with pets. Yes, we constantly share posts from the news and Facebook groups, but to me this was still not enough.
So I thought about it again and decided why not stick to something I know how to do. Build a website, but not just any website, one that would be beneficial, meaningful and totally free with no catches.
Why would this site be different to ones that have already been created by generous citizens? Well, reading through a group’s Facebook page became confusing. I put myself in a persons shoes that had just been displaced and thought, geez do they really have time to scroll through 500 posts to see what matches what they are looking for? (don’t get me wrong, these groups are doing a fantastic job, its just a bit difficult to search a groups posts).
I just want to make it easier to access information, hence Victims2Victors was born. These people are going to need a lot more than immediate support, they will need ongoing long-term support, so why not put it all in one place.
This site is for any person/group/business wanting to list support for anyone needing it. Let’s help make them all VICTORS. They can then contact you directly via your listing (all replies are stored in your own user account) and you too will feel like a VICTOR for helping.
Our hearts go out to all the families displaced by the wildfire raging around Fort McMurray. It’s been an emotional week and unfortunately this tragedy is not over yet. Despite the horrific nature of the event, the outpouring of support from people across the country has made our hearts a little lighter. (quoted from-http://www.savvymom.ca/index.php/newsletter/how-you-can-help-fort-mcmurray)
Please remember this site has been built from a place of generosity. We have not asked for any funds and therefore ask that nobody post listings that are (scams or trying to rip people off). Again, being a new site – we may not have everything 100% correct yet and welcome your feedback and suggestions.
Together We Can!
The Smith Family