Home renovation meme in bradmonton
Home renovations meme is spreading fast in the Bradenton community.
A group called HomeRentals.com started a meme in hopes of raising money for the HomeRental Assistance Program, which helps low-income people in need.
“We are trying to raise money for HomeRaptors to do their job,” said Bradmonton resident, Jodi McLeod.
“I think it’s the only way we can help.”
McLeod says the memes started out as a joke, but has grown into a movement, as many in Brad have seen a trend of people wanting to raise awareness of the issue.
“When I started seeing them I just thought it was funny, but it kind of has gone from joke to meme,” said McLeod, who has been living in Braddington for over 10 years.
“So, I started to see people who were just like, ‘You know what?
I need a home.
I need some help.’
So I started doing that myself and now there are probably more people doing it than ever before.”
HomeRaptor.com co-founder and co-owner, Jodie McLeod says she is hoping the meme can help people.
(CBC)Jodi McLane is one of the first to join in.
“I’ve been doing it for a while and I think people are just kind of getting caught up with it, just because it’s funny,” said she.
“A lot of people think it doesn’t matter, but when you start talking about it, it’s a lot of fun.”
McLane says she has also started a Facebook page and a Twitter account and is hoping that by getting people to take the time to learn more about the program she can raise more awareness.
“It’s definitely a little bit of a social media thing and a little of a fundraising thing and we’ve got a few people that are coming to us every week asking about it,” she said.
“But I think it just started because people just saw it on the internet and it just spread so quickly and we started seeing people asking for help and then the whole community came together to help.”‘
It’s a small thing to raise a little money’Jodi said she has been seeing more people come forward with information and helping her with the project.
“People just came in to ask us how to get money,” she explained.
“And it’s kind of like, how can I make this happen?”
McLanes family has had to adjust to a new life after her husband, Shane McLeod died from a heart attack last year.
She said she is looking forward to the challenge of raising funds.
“You know, there’s always going to be the small things to raise some money for this project,” she joked.
“But I mean it’s just a little thing to help out, and hopefully people will just see it as a little positive thing to do and then move on with their lives.”