New App Connects Volunteers with BLM organisations
The September-launched app was created by 21-year-old US activist and artist . Available on iPhone, Pronto! includes city-specific directories of trusted organisations and nonprofits, approved by a board of BIPOC activists. The contact information, description, and an easy-access donation link are provided for each organisation promoted on the site.
One such organisation is the , which financially supports Black transgender women with safe alternatives of travel. The app also features , a service which helps people locate their friends who have been arrested during protests.
“With an estimated engagement of 26 million people, the Black Lives Matter movement is the largest one in history. Yet there hasn’t been an easy and concise tool to get involved, until now,” creator Paul Hill explained. Looking to the future, Hill plans to launch live maps of protests across the US.