Government checks are all in the news! Stimulus checks to individuals and families, PPP – the Paycheck Protection Program checks to small businesses (even if they are large chain restaurants and hotels), and EIDL (economic injury disaster loans). I hope if you deserved a check you’ve received it.
Rare Patient Voice has been conducting its own stimulus program since our beginning almost seven years ago. We pay patients and caregivers $100 per hour of their time. And they go out as a real check, just like the government checks. We’ve paid over $4.8 million dollars! Thanks to our clients who have made this possible, and to all the many thousands of patients and caregivers who have earned their checks by making their voices heard. In our own small way, we hope to help people in need and to stimulate the economy!
And we feel, by sending actual checks to real street addresses (not electronic gift cards to dubious email addresses) we are also preventing fraud. Anyone around the world could get 100 Gmail addresses, manipulate their IP address, and attempt to fraudulently take part in research. But if the payment comes to an actual brick and mortar location, it makes it that much more difficult!