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The RiotCleanUp inspiration is excellent, but I also wanted to highlight @riotrescue and It is especially geared towards helping UK businesses, but importantly it breaks down needs into specifics and matches them with help.

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The key idea here is matchmaking between specific needs and specific offers for help. By being able to help by donating their surplus, or their special expertise, the threshold to participate and help is much lower (either because it is cheaper for you, or because you feel you are making a real impact).

This is from their page:

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 at 4:15 pm has been set up in response to the terrible riots in London, Leeds, Birmingham and other UK cities.

These riots have affected many small businesses who will now struggle to get back on their feet. is a place for those businesses to come and get help from other businesses, local or otherwise.

Just like the cleanup going on right now, we are a community that will help each other.



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Nice one, Mikko! Some great insights here for our current challenge around increasing social impact.

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Thanks Meena!