Calgary Humane Society has been approved to be a part of ResQwalk!
ResQwalk is a FREE mobile app that enables you to raise money and resources for animal welfare organizations in Canada and the United States, simply by walking. Each month they announce a ResQpool of cash and other resources that have been provided by corporate sponsors. In order to earn part of the pool for your favorite animal welfare organization, all you have to do is download the ResQwalk app, select Calgary Humane Society as your charity of choice, and start walking (or running or biking!)
Below are some of the common questions asked. If you have any others please check out their website http://resqwalk.com/ .
How are funds divided?
At the end of the month the ResQpool is proportionally distributed to the ResQpartners based on miles/kilometers walked. For example, if a total of 1,000 km are walked in a month, and Charity A walks 800 km, and Charity B walks 200 km, then Charity A gets 80% of the ResQpool while Charity B gets 20%.
Is ResQwalk limited to walking (with a dog)?
No. You can participate in any distance-related activity, such as walking, running or biking, as long as the activity can be measured by GPS and involves a speed of less than 14 mph. Currently, they are unable to track stationary equipment such as treadmills because you are not moving so GPS isn’t being used.
Does GPS consume the data on my phone?
No, GPS does not use data. The other app features, such as uploading a photo, do use data. If you are concerned about your data usage, please be sure to connect to Wi-Fi when uploading photos and/or interacting with features such as the News Feed and Leaderboard.