hOURbank has come to an end. Posted May 19, 2019 from: Catherine Crockett
Dear hOURbank Time Bankers,
This is to announce, sadly, that hOURbank will be discontinued effective Sunday, May 19th, 2019 due to lack of resources necessary for maintaining the day to day operations of the time bank. Your generosity in sharing your time, talents, and skills among hOURbank members and the broader community has been incredible. Over the past seven years, the hOURbank membership collectively exchanged 8,528 hours, providing over 160 different services.
Sincere thanks to Denyse and Robert Frischmuth, Christine Lima, Leonard Levenson, Helen Kosik-Westly, Maren Martin, Nicole Sanks, Dr. Kimberly Rousseau, Stephanie Flora, Bob Gotch, Sonia Dela Rosa, Mary Cunov, Buddy Comfort, Larry Telles, Steven Rubin, and everyone who helped envision, launch, lead, or contribute to hOURbank in some way.
You may still access your hOurworld account at http://hourworld.org through Sunday, May 31, 2019, however, the hOURbank account will be disabled after that date.
Again, many thanks, and may the kindness you give in your daily lives find its way back to you.
We're building community by helping our neighbors, and earning time credits that can be used to receive services from other members.
HOW IT WORKS
For every hour we spend doing service for someone in the membership, we earn one hour to spend on any service offered within the membership. It's that simple.
hOURbank connects neighbor to neighbor and keeps track of time credits and debits just like a bank keeps track of money.
hOURbank values everybody's time equally no matter what the service and, once we up and running, we expect there will be hundreds of services available.
TIME-BANKING TURNS STRANGERS INTO FRIENDS
Exchanging services based on trust fosters compassion and goodwill among neighbors.