Cedric "Agua Fria" South Beach

$9,516 of $10k goal

Raised by 265 people in 13 days
This is my friend! This is your friend. You may know him as "Agua Fria" from south beach. If your local, he's usually on 3rd street selling water on sunny days.!!His name is Cedric. He has made my day on numerous occasions with his upbeat spirit and positive vibrations.
He's been selling water for 19 years!

Cedric has recently been beaten and robbed at gunpoint and has just been released from the hospital. Cedric is without out a phone or a place to live! He has been homeless for quite some time. Let's help Cedric get a roof over his head and a cell phone. He needs a place to rest.

I'm asking the Local community to pull together and help
one of the kindest people I know. I will also do my best to get him into a subsidized living program or whatever programs the State has to offer. Every little bit helps! Thank you so much!!
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Update 1
Posted by Shana Rain
1 day ago
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Hi Everyone I want to say thank you and the response has been overwhelming! Cedric has expressed his gratitude and had no idea so many people love and care for him. Today was the first day I met with him since the go fund me has started. We talked about what his needs are and what direction we are taking. He is not a fan of the system and getting him to cooperate may take a lot of effort and convincing. This is not strictly a quick fix or solely to a financial issue. The good news is I got him a phone to communicate with him. Fyi please don't ask for his number as he has made it clear he does not want a bunch of people calling him. I also put him up in a temporary living space. This is a quick fix and the real work begins now. I really hope he is willing to follow through with a program to get him subsidized housing .Thanks so much for your support and well wishes. Cedric is in great spirits and super thankful!!
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Valerie Navarrete
9 days ago
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2

What is the situation? My understanding thru FB repostings is that no one has heard from him. How will this money be utilized?

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Graciela Cattarossi
1 day ago
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can anyone tell me if this money was given to him ? I sent a private message to organizer and have no answer Please don t tell me this is a scam.

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Ashley Chloé Shnapier
9 days ago
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I just stopped by to see Cedric in his spot and he is sitting on the wall crying because he said he was so touched that people care for him . I told him we all do and appreciate his smiles and positivity and how he has kept us hydrated for so many years! I suggested he opens a chase account on 5th street so everyday he can deposit his cash making him less of a target to be robbed again and then hop on his bus route from there. Any tips or suggestions on making this happen? Or an alternate solution? Let's create a hashtag for Cedric I suggest #cedricH2O

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Valerie Navarrete
12 days ago
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Has he been at the city's homeless outreach center at 555 17th St. (across from city hall). They have resources to assist the homeless. He can also get free cell phone and free minutes thru certain programs.

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Sharain Sirgany Santalla
9 days ago

Thanks for posting all your well wishes for Cedric!!! We are all inspired by the outporing of love support and I understand he is also very moved. Thanks to every one who is sharing and caring.!!!. . I am so happy Ashley Chloe was able to show him what we are all doing on this site. . Shana Rain missed him on Friday and I am headed out to the 3rd St. beach around 3 PM today and am hoping he will still be there . I am looking forward to saying hello and begin figuring out some next best steps. Also Linking all your personal offers, suggestions and available services as needed and accepted through the 555, 17 Ave city office as well. I like the #CedricH20 Hashtag Also #Agua Fria

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Margaret Madison
11 days ago

Valeria , is so nice of you to share this. I have help him several times and both water from him as well. Didn't know his name thou .He is amazing person and great energy, appears always happy.

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Rocco Bennani-Smires
11 days ago

I will make sure you ok my good friend.

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Sharain Sirgany Santalla
12 days ago

Hi Valarie, Thank you for your note! I will try to get this information to Clive by drawing my daughter Shanas attention to your suggestion. I do not know if he is aware.

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Alicia Hugh
1 day ago

So glad to hear this. Keep us in the loop!

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Margaret Madison
1 day ago

I saw him again by 2 str. yesterday- Sunday; back in business. I mention to him about raising money to help him. He was happy, touched, smiling like always and litlle emotional. It feel so good to be able to help someone.

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Ben Wolkov
1 day ago

Hi Shana - thanks for the update and for taking the initiative for this great community effort. It will be important for everyone to have transparency as to how the money is applied. Can you provide us with your thoughts for how that will be accomplished? We are all vested emotionally and financially in this effort! Thanks so much. Ben Wolkov

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Shana Rain
1 day ago

Hi Everyone I want to say thank you and the response has been overwhelming! Cedric has expressed his gratitude and had no idea so many people love and care for him. Today was the first day I met with him since the go fund me has started. We talked about what his needs are and what direction we are taking. He is not a fan of the system and getting him to cooperate may take a lot of effort and convincing. This is not strictly a quick fix or solely to a financial issue. The good news is I got him a phone to communicate with him. Fyi please don't ask for his number as he has made it clear he does not want a bunch of people calling him. I also put him up in a temporary living space. This is a quick fix and the real work begins now. I really hope he is willing to follow through with a program to get him subsidized housing .Thanks so much for your support and well wishes. Cedric is in great spirits and super thankful!!

+ Read More
Shana Rain
1 day ago

Hi Everyone I want to say thank you and the response has been overwhelming! Cedric has expressed his gratitude and had no idea so many people love and care for him. Today was the first day I met with him since the go fund me has started. We talked about what his needs are and what direction we are taking. He is not a fan of the system and getting him to cooperate may take a lot of effort and convincing. This is not strictly a quick fix or just a financial issue. the good news is he i got him a phone to communicate with him. Fyi please don't ask for his number as he has made it clear he does not want a bunch of people calling him. I also put him up in a temporary living space. This is a quick fix and the real work begins now. I really hope he is willing to follow through with a program. Thanks so much for your support and well wishes. Cedric is in great spirits and super thankful!!

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Victoria T.D. Ficklin
1 day ago

Thank you for finally responding to my concerns!!! I am relieved to hear you are planning on meeting with him this afternoon and look forward to hearing about your progress with him. I have been very worried!

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$9,516 of $10k goal

Raised by 265 people in 13 days
Created February 8, 2017
AV
$20
Ana V.
11 hours ago
1
1
MA
$25
May Azcue
14 hours ago
1
1
KI
$20
Kim Isturiz
15 hours ago
FU
$20
Flavia Ullivarri
22 hours ago
$20
Anonymous
23 hours ago
LF
$15
Luiz Fleury
1 day ago
TP
$50
Tammie Papada
1 day ago
1
1
BL
$25
B Lev
1 day ago
1
1
SG
$5
Sandor Garcia
1 day ago
1
1
MF
$15
Maite Fernandez
1 day ago
1
1
Valerie Navarrete
9 days ago
2
2

What is the situation? My understanding thru FB repostings is that no one has heard from him. How will this money be utilized?

+ Read More
Graciela Cattarossi
1 day ago
1
1

can anyone tell me if this money was given to him ? I sent a private message to organizer and have no answer Please don t tell me this is a scam.

+ Read More
Ashley Chloé Shnapier
9 days ago
1
1

I just stopped by to see Cedric in his spot and he is sitting on the wall crying because he said he was so touched that people care for him . I told him we all do and appreciate his smiles and positivity and how he has kept us hydrated for so many years! I suggested he opens a chase account on 5th street so everyday he can deposit his cash making him less of a target to be robbed again and then hop on his bus route from there. Any tips or suggestions on making this happen? Or an alternate solution? Let's create a hashtag for Cedric I suggest #cedricH2O

+ Read More
Valerie Navarrete
12 days ago
1
1

Has he been at the city's homeless outreach center at 555 17th St. (across from city hall). They have resources to assist the homeless. He can also get free cell phone and free minutes thru certain programs.

+ Read More
Sharain Sirgany Santalla
9 days ago

Thanks for posting all your well wishes for Cedric!!! We are all inspired by the outporing of love support and I understand he is also very moved. Thanks to every one who is sharing and caring.!!!. . I am so happy Ashley Chloe was able to show him what we are all doing on this site. . Shana Rain missed him on Friday and I am headed out to the 3rd St. beach around 3 PM today and am hoping he will still be there . I am looking forward to saying hello and begin figuring out some next best steps. Also Linking all your personal offers, suggestions and available services as needed and accepted through the 555, 17 Ave city office as well. I like the #CedricH20 Hashtag Also #Agua Fria

+ Read More
Margaret Madison
11 days ago

Valeria , is so nice of you to share this. I have help him several times and both water from him as well. Didn't know his name thou .He is amazing person and great energy, appears always happy.

+ Read More
Rocco Bennani-Smires
11 days ago

I will make sure you ok my good friend.

+ Read More
Sharain Sirgany Santalla
12 days ago

Hi Valarie, Thank you for your note! I will try to get this information to Clive by drawing my daughter Shanas attention to your suggestion. I do not know if he is aware.

+ Read More
Alicia Hugh
1 day ago

So glad to hear this. Keep us in the loop!

+ Read More
Margaret Madison
1 day ago

I saw him again by 2 str. yesterday- Sunday; back in business. I mention to him about raising money to help him. He was happy, touched, smiling like always and litlle emotional. It feel so good to be able to help someone.

+ Read More
Ben Wolkov
1 day ago

Hi Shana - thanks for the update and for taking the initiative for this great community effort. It will be important for everyone to have transparency as to how the money is applied. Can you provide us with your thoughts for how that will be accomplished? We are all vested emotionally and financially in this effort! Thanks so much. Ben Wolkov

+ Read More
Shana Rain
1 day ago

Hi Everyone I want to say thank you and the response has been overwhelming! Cedric has expressed his gratitude and had no idea so many people love and care for him. Today was the first day I met with him since the go fund me has started. We talked about what his needs are and what direction we are taking. He is not a fan of the system and getting him to cooperate may take a lot of effort and convincing. This is not strictly a quick fix or solely to a financial issue. The good news is I got him a phone to communicate with him. Fyi please don't ask for his number as he has made it clear he does not want a bunch of people calling him. I also put him up in a temporary living space. This is a quick fix and the real work begins now. I really hope he is willing to follow through with a program to get him subsidized housing .Thanks so much for your support and well wishes. Cedric is in great spirits and super thankful!!

+ Read More
Shana Rain
1 day ago

Hi Everyone I want to say thank you and the response has been overwhelming! Cedric has expressed his gratitude and had no idea so many people love and care for him. Today was the first day I met with him since the go fund me has started. We talked about what his needs are and what direction we are taking. He is not a fan of the system and getting him to cooperate may take a lot of effort and convincing. This is not strictly a quick fix or just a financial issue. the good news is he i got him a phone to communicate with him. Fyi please don't ask for his number as he has made it clear he does not want a bunch of people calling him. I also put him up in a temporary living space. This is a quick fix and the real work begins now. I really hope he is willing to follow through with a program. Thanks so much for your support and well wishes. Cedric is in great spirits and super thankful!!

+ Read More
Victoria T.D. Ficklin
1 day ago

Thank you for finally responding to my concerns!!! I am relieved to hear you are planning on meeting with him this afternoon and look forward to hearing about your progress with him. I have been very worried!

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