ResQwalk App Wants You To Step Up To Benefit Animal Rescues
Dogs love their walks almost as much as they love their two-legged companions, so here’s a great chance for us to give a little love back to those loyal, faithful furballs, one step at a time. And yes, there’s an app for that! ResQwalk is a free mobile app for iOS and Android, designed to raise funds for animal charities, simply by walking. Since ResQwalk’s launch less than a year ago, participants have walked more than one million miles and raised over $68,000.
One small step for man, one giant step for animal-kind
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 2.7 million healthy animals are euthanized every year in the animal shelter system. On the flip side, 2.7 million are adopted to happy homes. Thousands of shelters and rescues make it their mission to tip the scale in favor of our furry friends, but they can’t do it alone. Here’s where ResQwalk steps in – along with its pedestrian participants. By simply downloading the app, supporters can walk, hike, step, stroll and saunter their way to earn donations that go to animal shelters in need.
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Animal lover Bailey Schroeder founded ResQwalk with the objective to “make giving easy,” recognizing that people want to do something to help, yet don’t always have the money or the time to give. But who goes a day without taking at least a few steps? Here’s a unique opportunity to put your feet to work for a good cause.
Did you know?
The average American adult takes around 5,900 steps per day. Experts say that we should get in 10,000 steps a day. And if added health benefits aren’t enough of a motivator to get you to take an extra 30 minute walk, then we’re pretty sure that ResQwalk will!
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How It Works
Each week, a corporate sponsor makes a donation that gets divided among a pool of shelters based on how far their supporters have walked. Add the increased awareness and the resulting manpower, and ResQwalk’s efforts go far beyond dollars.
ResQwalk currently supports 1,700 animal rescues across the U.S and Canada, with the goal of adding another 3,000 to the roster in the next year. The search is also on for a long-term corporate partner to make those weekly donation pools a little deeper.
Let’s Get Steppin’!
Apart from spending some quality time with your doggies (and if they enjoy their walks, then your kitties, bunnies, hamsters, parrots…), while getting some fresh air and good exercise, you can also earn money to help those furry friends. Do you really need any more good reasons to take a walk?
You can download the ResQwalk app right now (an updated version of the app is coming this summer) on iTunes or Google Play.
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