Help Fred get on his feet

$4,588 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 165 people in 37 months
First, thank you for taking interest in Freds story. I am very proud of the response Fred has received.

My name is Michael Marteen, I'm no body special. But by God's grace I was able to reach out to thousands of people to share a story of a man who tried to move somewhere to start a new journey and in unlikely events ended up homeless. I met Fred sitting outside of a Smart and Final with his resumes typed and neatly folded in a crisp envelope. This man wasn't begging for help, he wanted a chance to earn his help.
Even though Fred finally landed his job. He's on the streets. He's living a "Pursuit of Happiness" lifestyle and I know we all want a fairytale ending for Fred. A restart at life, through all of this Fred even found his daughter who he hasn't spoken with in years. And grandchildren he didn't even know about.

Im hoping to get Fred what he needs to start, either a trailer - clothes - a bike. A step in the right direction. People said they wanted to help Fred also. So this is a chance for the ones that have asked to help. Let's change his life more than just starting a new job. Let's get him starting a whole new path in life.

This is at my request, not Fred's. Funds will be used to further his positive choices and structured so that he stays on that path.
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Currently, Fred is looking for new work. He was offered a job at a local Pizza place that, due to his living situations, could not continue his obligations there. He is looking for more work and trying to go at this a different way. I am currently setting him up with 2 interviews with less of a demanding schedule. I still admire the effort he's putting in. He is very hard on himself. Keep Fred in your prayers to make it on this journey and or positive vibes. Thank you for your patience.
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Again, thank you all who continue to support Fred in his journey. I can't wait to get pictures of Fred cooking at his new job. But for now, I received this text from him and I wanted you all to share the feeling of joy.
A text from Fred.
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I want you all to know Ive read all your donations and comments. I wish I had the time to thank you all. Today we got Fred a deal for 7 days at a hotel with $100 in food giftcards for the week. It's going to be a bad storm here in Sacramento, CA I wanted him inside during this time. He wanted me to share this photo of him and his chef gear (this is what he's been carrying around with no where to live). He's very proud of this moment in his life and I want to thank you all for what you've done this far.
Fred and his Chef Gear! Looks good all cleaned up!
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Update for this rainy day in Sacramento.
You all should know, today Fred got treated like a King. Thanks to all of you! Fred got a brand new phone with Cricket Wireless. His last phone charger for his old phone was stolen last night while he was sleeping.
We then went to Target and purchased over $300 in new clothes, toiletries (body wash, soap, toothbrush etc) Brand new rain coat, brand new pants, socks and underwear.
But to end the day, with how bad the weather is, Fred will be in a Hotel the next 2 nights along with a full Pizza to himself. He was beyond happy, thankful and greatful.

Fred is getting there. He's adjusting to all this and for once he's not invisible. Because of all of you! Let's hit that Goal so we can get him a trailer to call home.
Fred getting his new phone!
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Mft Morones
37 months ago
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I have a bike, harly used that I can donate. Also some mens clothes.

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Cheryl Lunderville Ele
37 months ago
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Please let me know if her still needs any clothing, and if so, I will clean out my husband's closet. He looks about the same size.

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Sherri Cole McCue
36 months ago
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Good luck to Fred on his continued path to getting off the streets! Michael, Bravo! You are setting a wonderful example for us all to follow. You looked beyond the stereotypes and helped a fellow human in need. Think of so many others out there like Fred. It just takes one small act of kindness. I look forward to hearing about Fred's progress :). Love and Peace

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Samantha Denna
37 months ago
1
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Great Job Fred with your new opportunities. We love you buddy !!! Lets keep showing our support for to my great friend here.

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Cole Anthony Anthony
36 months ago

Please help on my campaign. I have no where else to turn anything helps.

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$4,588 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 165 people in 37 months
Created March 3, 2016
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$5
Kyoko Matsuo
22 months ago

I really hope you can get chance to live well and help others. Believe in good.

$50
Anonymous
26 months ago
RB
$25
Rita B
26 months ago

You're a good man Michael Marteen. Best of luck Frederick Callison!

$10
Anonymous
34 months ago
$25
Debbie Filicia
36 months ago

everyone needs a break- so glad you got yours!!!

$20
Etta Jenkins
36 months ago

Read about this online. What a great guy. Hope you keep letting us know how Fred is doing!

$100
Anonymous
36 months ago
BM
$10
Becky MacMillan
36 months ago

Good luck!

$50
Anonymous
36 months ago
Mft Morones
37 months ago
5
5

I have a bike, harly used that I can donate. Also some mens clothes.

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Cheryl Lunderville Ele
37 months ago
2
2

Please let me know if her still needs any clothing, and if so, I will clean out my husband's closet. He looks about the same size.

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Sherri Cole McCue
36 months ago
1
1

Good luck to Fred on his continued path to getting off the streets! Michael, Bravo! You are setting a wonderful example for us all to follow. You looked beyond the stereotypes and helped a fellow human in need. Think of so many others out there like Fred. It just takes one small act of kindness. I look forward to hearing about Fred's progress :). Love and Peace

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Samantha Denna
37 months ago
1
1

Great Job Fred with your new opportunities. We love you buddy !!! Lets keep showing our support for to my great friend here.

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Cole Anthony Anthony
36 months ago

Please help on my campaign. I have no where else to turn anything helps.

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