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This is a BigBlueLever Initiative -- Help Mercy Abound by joining the hive.

Our first POPTeam oriented service called "JammieCakes" is currently in Pilot Recruitment mode for Titusville/Mims FL only.

This is a fairly simple concept, but a very powerful service, because it is modeled after St. Teresa of Kolkata's Design for the Missionaries of Charity and has been adapted to be fully run by lay volunteers in slightly more affluent social contexts.

It is also designed to work as a cooperative arm of such orders and other charitable groups, should the needs arise. Initially, we will deploy numbered JammieCakes Teams known as 3Bee teams, because they will go out as groups of three "bees" to areas of the local metroplex where the most merciful assistance is anticipated and/or our Church population is least represented. As time goes on, we will deploy to more areas as team muster and metroplex demand expands.

Teams will carry with them: A lock box, a folding table, four chairs, sticky notes, pens, at least one working smartphone, some JammyCakes supplies (rice cakes, grape jam, bags, napkins) an #RJP poster, a #MAMMA Pray4Me poster, a #MAMMA THX poster, a JammieCakes poster explaining what a JammieCake is, the fact that $1 per JammieCake will go to Food for the Poor and the pricing: 2 for $5, 6 for $10, 14 for $20 [generosity breeds generosity].

The team will have one captain and all members will rotate among the roles: Greeter, Sweeper and Runner. The Greeter greets people, gives general explanations and asks the key question, "How may we best pray for you?". The Sweeper listens to detailed stories and prayer requests and helps people write and put up sticky notes on one of the #RJP (Righteousness, Justice and Peace) Issues and Ideas poster, the #MAMMA Pray4Me requests or the #MAMMA THX. The Runner will transfer the sticky note information to #BigBlueLever tweets for #RJP notes, #MAMMA tweets for #MAMMA notes from both #MAMMA posters, and make runs for extra supplies should the team run low.

JammieCakes Combers will "stay home in the hive and make honey" by sweeping the #BigBlueLever feed at twubs.com/BigBlueLever. This is where we will use the power of both social media and crowdsourcing. Certain posts will appeal to certain Combers, but no one Comber will need to process all of them. Some Combers will pray, some will provide assistance and some will "know a guy or gal" who can help. The Combers will then coordinate with the appropriate 3Bee teams to ensure the correct acts of charity make it to the corresponding neighbors in need. All will follow up with the neighbors helped as necessary and document progress, next steps, add-ons, closures, etc. using #BigBlueLever. To keep tweets filterable and orderly, they will have the following format: #BigBlueLever #3Bee[team-number] #RJP 4[initials-or-name-of-neighbor] [need, process step, action, etc.].

Additional support for ancillary communication channels will also be developed over time.

To sign up, go to BigBlueLever.com and follow the ContactUs links.

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