Pay it forward….on the island. An approach to barter here….
Love the new website! Great job. I recently saw a piece on Good Morning America on a “time bank” and thought it would be perfect for our small community. Please check out this page.
It’s a way to pay it forward for services you can offer to someone in exchange for their services.
For example, I need a roof repair and Ed can offer car repair. You sign up for 2 hours of free labor for someone who offers 2 hours of their free labor in roof repair in exchange for Ed’s mechanical expertise (He is ASE Certified not to mention the hot sauce expert on SJI). You enter a credit (say for 2 hours or whatever) and are able to debit (again for 2 hours or whatever) in exchange for those repairs.
Of course if you’re the letigious kind, this won’t work but I think it would be great for our small community. It goes back to the old days of the barter system of trading your skills for someone else’s skills. Just a thought but I thought this would be a great idea in these economic times.
Of course someone would need to manage the credits and debits and I would be happy to donate my time for that. I immediately thought of your website as it does so much good for the community. Would love to hear your thoughts on this.