We want to get your feedback and opinions on a new feature we're developing. We have heard the heart-wrenching stories from many people on this site. Some members are wondering where they will be able to get test strips next month. Others are trying to raise funds for a walk for the cure event. Still others have lost a job or have a large project that would benefit their local diabetes community.
We want to do something to help. So we've developed an initial plan. We will have a part of the site where those in need can request help, providing the reasons for the need and the dollar amount that is needed. Then after a fellow member of the site has nominated or seconded the request, it would be up for a vote from the whole community.
Each month, you as a community would determine who has the most urgent or most compelling need with your votes.
Our plan is to partner with a corporate sponsor so that we could give away $5,000 each month. At the end of the month, we would tally the votes and distribute the $5,000 to as many of the top-voted requests as it will cover.
So, what do you think of the idea? Can we make a difference? How can we protect ourselves from abuse or fraud? Suggestions for improvement?
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