Hope Fueled by a Text: How HandUp is Using Communications to Create a Network of Support for Homeless People

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HandUp first launched as way to text to donate to homeless individuals, and, in the past year and a half, has grown to an online platform for anyone to contribute to a specific individual experiencing poverty. Today, a donor can send words of support to anyone fundraising on the platform and recipients will receive the notification via email or SMS - and they can respond to that message directly. What we've seen is that this two-way communications is creating a network of support that provides people with new motivation and self-worth. And that one text message can reach someone in their darkest hour with a powerful message of hope. Learn how HandUp is using the power of Twilio to create a network of support for a community that needs it the most.

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Rose Broome

Data darling with an entrepreneurial spirit, vision for the future, heart for humanity, and love of life! COO at @SuperBetter Labs bio from Twitter

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