New York, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2014
ResQwalk, an innovative iOS app that enables animal lovers to raise money for animal rescues and shelters just by going for a walk, has hit a major milestone. Since launching at the end of June, ResQwalk users have collectively walked over 26,000 miles, more than covering the circumference of the earth.
“We are thrilled with the response thus far. People are walking, having fun, and raising thousands of dollars for their favorite animal rescues and shelters,” said Bailey Schroeder CEO and Founder of ResQwalk.
Each week ResQwalk announces a donation pool and, in order for an organization to receive a portion of the pool, its supporters simply need to check-in to the app when they go for a walk. At the end of the week donations are paid out to the various rescues proportionally to the total distance walked. So far ResQwalk has donated $6,000 to animal rescues across the United States and Canada.
“I think what makes the app so appealing to people is that it makes giving easy,” said Schroeder. “Whether you’re going to the grocery store, taking your dog for a walk, or simply looking to get a little exercise – ResQwalk makes every step count.”
Currently, the donation pools are being funded by the proceeds from ResQwalk’s successful Indiegogo campaign where they raised $20,116. In the future, the pools will be funded by corporate sponsorship, advertisements and revenue generated in the ‘Shop’ section of the app.
ResQwalk, based in New York City, is a mobile app that enables animal lovers to raise money for animal rescues and earn rewards every time they go for a walk. Each week ResQwalk announces a donation pool and, in order for a rescue to receive donations from the pool, its supporters simply need to check-in to the app when they go for a walk. At the end of the week donations are paid out to the rescues proportionally to the total distance walked. The ResQwalk app is available for download on the App Store. For more information, please visit http://resqwalk.com, or follow us on Twitter (@ResQwalk).