Connect with us
Apply Now

Executive Voice

Creating Safety Nets by Building Stronger Communities is Easy with iShared -Free Goods & Services App


Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much.” – Helen Keller.

Between job loss and economic downturn, the pandemic has taken its toll on millions of people. Anyone who’s ever experienced near-complete loss will agree that it’s hard to get back on your feet, and no one knows this better than Dr. Julia Harrison. So, today we’ll discuss her story and what paved the way for her new social movement and ingenious app called iShared. 

Relocation And A Natural Disaster

Dr. Harrison is originally from the East coast of the United States but relocated to California to complete her Social Work Doctorate at the University of Southern California. As if moving 3,000 miles away from family and everything you’ve ever known isn’t hard enough, she was faced with a natural disaster during her second semester. 

Known as the Russian River flood of 2019 in Forestville, CA, this unfortunate event caused Dr. Harrison to lose most of her possessions and left her homeless for several months. During this time, a wonderful family had heard her harrowing story and invited her and her cat to stay with them until she got back on her feet. 

However, with no safety net and her family so far away, she couldn’t help but think, “there really should be an app for that!” 

There Should Be An App For That!

There’s an app for everything, right? Well, not quite. At the time, there was no app to connect people with others in the community who had items or services to offer. So, Dr. Harrison saw this as her opportunity to step in and do some good in the world. 

Her vision was to build a platform that would connect people who need items with others who have things to give away. From this vision, iShared was born. But it’s much more than just an app. It’s a sharing movement that’s bound to spread worldwide as soon as word gets out. Furthermore, it’s a great way to help reduce our carbon footprint and preserve our planet for generations to come. 

How Does iShared Work?

Joining the movement is simple; you just download the app and create an account. Doing so allows users to find items such as food, clothing, rides, and so forth for those in need. Alternatively, most people have things they don’t need, and iShared is a great place to “pay it forward.” Though, it shouldn’t be confused with charity because it’s more like reciprocating kindness. 

The bottom line is that we are all in need of a larger safety net and a bit more heart, given the resource deprivation many families are currently facing around the world. Dr. Harrison’s iShared platform provides this much-needed safety net and also allows users to connect with other local people to make exchanges and get their survival needs met. So, not only does the app connect people with services and items for free, but it also aims to build friendships between neighbors as well. 

iShared is starting a worldwide sharing movement, and everyone’s participation is needed! So, check out iShared, download the app, and start sharing today!

Continue Reading

Copyright © 2022 Disrupt ™ Magazine is a Minority Owned Privately Held Company - Disrupt ™ was founder by Puerto Rican serial entrepreneur and philanthropist Tony Delgado who is on a mission to transform Latin America using the power of education and entrepreneurship.

Disrupt ™ Magazine
151 Calle San Francisco
Suite 200
San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00901

Opinions expressed by Disrupt Contributors are their own. Disrupt Magazine invites voices from many diverse walks of life to share their perspectives on our contributor platform. We are big believers in freedom of speech and while we do enforce our community guidelines, we do not actively censor stories on our platform because we want to give our contributors the freedom to express their opinions. Articles are not commissioned by our editorial team, and opinions expressed by our community contributors do not reflect the opinions of Disrupt or its employees.
We are committed to fighting the spread of misinformation online so if you feel an article on our platform goes against our community guidelines or contains false information, we do encourage you to report it. We need your help to fight the spread of misinformation. For more information please visit our Contributor Guidelines available here.

Disrupt ™ is the voice of latino entrepreneurs around the world. We are part of a movement to increase diversity in the technology industry and we are focused on using entrepreneurship to grow new economies in underserved communities both here in Puerto Rico and throughout Latin America. We enable millennials to become what they want to become in life by learning new skills and leveraging the power of the digital economy. We are living proof that all you need to succeed in this new economy is a landing page and a dream. Disrupt tells the stories of the world top entrepreneurs, developers, creators, and digital marketers and help empower them to teach others the skills they used to grow their careers, chase their passions and create financial freedom for themselves, their families, and their lives, all while living out their true purpose. We recognize the fact that most young people are opting to skip college in exchange for entrepreneurship and real-life experience. Disrupt Magazine was designed to give the world a taste of that.