GigSmart Aids Midwest Disaster Relief Efforts by Sourcing Volunteer and Paid Short-Term Labor

May has proven a difficult month for many families and businesses across the Midwest as a result of severe and catastrophic weather that has destroyed homes, disrupted business and even taken lives. Seemingly each day brings a new announcement of devastation from flooding, wind and tornados.

In an effort to aid in the expansive need for reconstruction and humanitarian aid, mobile work app, GigSmart, has announced it will waive its normal 10% fee and offer its platform free to all organizations working to rebuild areas deemed disasters as a result of tornados and flooding.

This is particularly close to the heart of GigSmart president Rich Oakes, who raised his family in Southwest Ohio, not far from the recent tornado outbreak in Dayton.

I have witnessed this destruction firsthand as I visited my home and family in Southwest Ohio. It is time for everyone to do their part to support all those affected by the devastation. I encourage everyone to participate and do what they can, for the need is great.”

Oakes adds, “Together we can overcome these challenges. Together we can rebuild and, in the process, build better cities, become better people and lift the spirit of our country.”

Workers and volunteers are encouraged to sign-up and let these organizations know they are available for paid or volunteer work. Any business, individual or charitable organization may download the app and sign up to find much needed help for free during this challenging time.

Organizations in need of assistance may call the GigSmart Client Support Specialists at 720-828-7720 and let them help create a free job posting and begin getting the workers they need to accelerate the clean-up and rebuilding of their communities.

GigSmart serves all industries and all worker skills. The GigSmart Apps are available on the Apple Store and Google Play Store. Workers–download GIGSMART Get Gigs; Businesses download GIGSMART Get Workers.

To download, sign up, or learn more about GigSmart, visit

About GigSmart

GigSmart is a mobile app connecting business and charities with on demand skilled labor.

Founded in 2018 and headquartered in Denver, Colorado, GigSmart currently has 22 full-time employees, 10 dedicated contract workers and is growing rapidly. The GigSmart app is available on the Apple Store and Google Play Store.