Given the current refugee/migrant crisis, there are many people that want the U.S to open up its borders and bring in as many refugees as possible. It is our sacred nay, Christian duty to do so. But of course there are also those that express a vehement desire to keep these poor refugees out. We at Forgotten Paths, Inc. have put our heads together and come up with a brilliant solution
Given how many apps there are for solving practically any problem you might have, we believe we can create an app that relieves us of this ugly refugee business. This app will allow those willing souls to invite refugees into their home. The app will allow you to sponsor a certain number of refugees dependent on the size of your home. As a sponsor, you will be responsible for paying all travelling expenses for each refugee you sponsor. Given the number of very wealthy refugee supporters, this shouldn’t be a problem. Think Airbnb for refugees.
Now, we realize that not everyone who wants to help these refugees has that kind of money; therefore, the app will also allow for those without huge amounts of wealth to help fund others willing to take on the responsibilities of becoming a sponsor. Suppose we have a landlord who has the space and heart for refugees. He wants to allow refugees to live on his property but he won’t be able to pay the bills without paying tenants. Through this app, those without this sort of property can pledge a certain amount a month to help the benevolent landlord house the refugees and pay the bills.
In this manner you could help fund a new life for the refugees directly, as opposed to say, buying a cup of coffee from Starbucks and then hoping that corporation actually does what it promised to do.
We now arrive at what will likely be the most important part of this app. Given the ubiquity of Facebook filters and Twitter hashtags, it should be obvious that we need a way for the kindhearted souls above to signal their virtue. After all, why let a good deed go unnoticed? The app will provide for various “tiers of virtue” depending on your contribution. Have you been contributing a bit of money consistently to house refugees? We’ll partner with Facebook to give you exclusive filters that you can show off on Facebook. Contribute more and we’ll have our social media geeks start hashtags in your honor. For those that REALLY contribute, especially at the expense of their own families, Those magnanimous souls will receive the ultimate prize: an official Forgotten Paths, Inc. safety pin for each refugee you fund; that way, you can display your virtue in meatspace as well as cyberspace. Let everyone know just how many refugees you’ve helped create literal safe spaces for.
Finally, we must remember those willing to give up their lives for these poor, starving refugees. These shining beacons of progressive morality will have a unique, hand carved stone placed upon our future “monument of martyrs”*. Those of us at Forgotten Paths, Inc. have come to an agreement with a major metropolitan city to donate property upon which this monument will be built and displayed. We hope this monument to be seen for miles in every direction but remember, this can only be constructed upon the lives of those noble souls willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for the refugees.
Xenophobes and racists that refuse to help the refugees can now stop complaining as they will not be involved while those that desperately need refugees imported will have multiple ways of fulfilling this desire and letting the world know about it. We really do believe in this app and we hope you will too.
*This name is more of a placeholder as we are having difficulty coming up with a name that fits.