Let's ALL Help Chef Carl

$14,595 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 166 people in 13 months

Hello ALL!!!  I’m Sean Cort

Many of you in the New York tri-state area may remember me as the Gospel music voice on KISS FM back in the late 80's and early 90's where I initially met Chef Carl Redding. Today I am a Publisher and Pastor. In the advent of social media we have all come to a place called a small world. We’ve seen how “years not seen” and “miles not” traveled become “right here and right now.” Social media has introduced us to new friends and shared those new friends with old friends and distant family members. Before the miraculous footprint of social media we had people who blazed trails socially and were the bridge builders who blurred the lines that defined friendship, family, community and service to others. These bridge builders seemed bigger than life to me and one such person is our adoring big brother known as Chef Carl Redding.

Some know Brother Carl as former Chief of Staff, front man, body guard and driver to Rev. Al Sharpton back in the 90’s. Some have come to know Brother Carl as Executive Chef and owner of Amy Ruth’s Fine Home Style Southern Cuisine in Harlem, NY, whose culinary magic has entranced the palate of virtually every “A-List” Celebrity and Entertainer on the planet. Besides a successful restaurateur and philanthropist others may know Brother Carl as Oprah Winfrey’s friend and recurring guest on several top television culinary shows.

Amidst all the celebrity that Brother Carl has enjoyed, no other distinction suits him better than his role of loving son, friend and the owner of the big smile and infectious laugh on the other side of the telephone. Imagine how devastated we would all be if this note started out announcing the passing of this great and loving brother.

Well just within the last month Brother Carl came very close to losing his life had it not been for the decision to have some lifesaving surgery. Carl had to have a below-knee leg amputation on his right leg that has completely turned his life upside down. Carl has lost his employment, his place to live and after his 30-day stay in post-surgery rehabilitation, he will be homeless.

None of us can imagine how one can go from being a bridge builder and successful businessman to having to start completely over. Life is not a fairytale but a reality. It broke my heart to the point of tears when Carl told me of his situation. So as a friend and brother to this man who has touched so many I ask that we as a community join together and help him divide his sorrow and contribute to multiplying his chances of literally getting back on his feet. “Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. 31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.”(Luke 6:30-31)

“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God”, (Hebrews 13:6). The word of God is replete with scriptures on giving and most of us know them all. Carl does not have the luxury of pride at this moment. I’ve asked Carl to consider a Go-Fund-Me campaign to help him get back on his feet. He has agreed with me on this and he thanks everyone in advance who helps with this effort. Please let Carl heal. I humbly asking that you please don’t bombard Chef Carl with phone calls. He really needs us to bombard him with our prayers and donations. He needs our financial support beyond belief so that he can get a place to live with all the amenities that he will need to survive with an amputation, his new prosthetic leg and his new reality in life. I am praying and hoping that we can raise $50,000 for this campaign. Any monies raised in excess of 50K will help in purchasing a food truck stocked with a commercial kitchen so that Carl can get back to earning a living doing what he does best, cooking and making people say “yeah baby.”
PLEASE Help spread the word! Please use these hashtags: #ChefCarlSOS #HelpChefCarl #GoFundMe #PleaseShare #PleaseGive #ThankYou #GodBlessYou

Sean Cort, President
True Perspective Publishing House

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FROM GINA BARCOURT (Chef Carl's GOFUNDME Manager)

For those uncomfortable with using your credit/debit cards online.  Please know, you can send donations to Chef Carl via the USPS. Please send all checks, money orders and pre-paid cards to: 

Carl Redding 
2899 Briarwood Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30344

Thank you so much in advance for your love & support.

Blessings,

Gina & Chef Carl

 

 

 

 

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TO: All Of Chef Car'ls Family, Friends & Supporters
FR: Gina Barcourt, (Campaign Manager)
RE: Increased Goal Amount

Hi Everyone...On behalf of Chef Carl, I'm writing to inform you about the need to increased the goal amount of this GoFundMe Campaign. We've increased the goal from $50,000 to $150,000.

I recently visited with Chef, he is on the mend and was definitely in good spirits. Chef is anxiously awaiting the move into his new apartment. Of course his apartment will need to be fully furnished and may need to be accessibility-upgraded to comfortably accommodate him.

Chef will also need a mobility-accessible vehicle to get around in, possibly a mini-van or an upscale SUV. If you know of a dealer who may be opened to donating a vehicle to a Military Veteran, we would greatly appreciate making his or her acquaintance.

Finally, as Chef continues to heal and become more efficient with his prosthetic leg, he desires to get back to his first love which is COOKING. Chef would love to own a food truck, where he can once again make a living, bring his amazing culinary skills to the Metro Atlanta region.

So as you can see increasing this campaign's goal amount was absolutely necessary, in order to help Chef Carl rebuild his life, home and livelihood. Once again, we thank you for being a part of Chef Carl's tribe. Thank you for your continued financial and spiritual support. Don't forget to try and share Chef's link daily, ( http://gofundme.com/ChefCarlSOS) because you never know who may see it, read his story and be compelled to be a financial blessing to him!
#carlredding #chefcarl #harlemNYC #amyruth
#soulfood #gofundme #crowdfunding #grbpromotes #pleaseShare #pleasegive #pleasehelp #5dollarshelp #thankyou #GodBless

Peace, Blessings, & Happy Eating
Gina Barcourt [bar-KOO]
cc: Chef Carl Redding
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PLEASE USE THESE HASHTAGS WHEN SHARING ON SOCIAL MEDIA....
Please Share Chef Carl's link daily, it's needed and it's greatly appreciated: sharing his link with the following hashtags really really helps: http://gofundme.com/ChefCarlSOS
#carlredding #chefcarl #amyruth #soulfood #harlemNYC #gofundme #crowdfunding #pleaseShare #pleasegive #pleasehelp #5dollarshelp #thankyou #GodBless
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To All Of Chef Carl's family, friends & donors I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I am Gina Barcourt aka Gee Renee. I am Chef Carl's GoFundMe campaign manager and will personally be in contact with all of his supporters going forward. Thank you all for your continued support, prayers and well-wishes. Please continue to share Chef's link with your social media networks and continue to check back often for Chef's amazing updates! Please use these hashtags when sharing Chef's link http://gofundme.com/ChefCarlSOS
#carlredding #chefcarl #amyruth #soulfood #harlemNYC #gofundme #crowdfunding #pleaseShare #pleasegive #pleasehelp #5dollarshelp #thankyou #GodBless

Peace & Blessings,
Gina Barcourt
Gina Barcourt (aka Bar-KOO)
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Hello ALL! I'd like to thank you for supporting our brother and friend Chef Carl for the out pouring donations that have been made thus far... Chef Carl is overwhelmed by the support that he has received thus far, especially during this difficult period in his life after undergoing a limb amputation.

Chef Carl has received 104 donations to date out of the 5000 friends that he has on Face Book. I am asking all of his other friends to please make a donation of any amount so that we can reach the goal of $50,000. We want Carl to receive this money so that it will help him to try and resume a somewhat normal life again!! Let's all help a man whom has helped so many other folk out there. I remember while Chef Carl owned Amy Ruth's Restaurant he paid for 4 African American young men to attend a Catholic High School in NY. I also remember Chef Carl feeding over 500 hungry folk a Thanksgiving meal in Atlantic City a few years ago.

So with this being said, "Let's ALL help Chef Carl!!!" Thanks and may GOD continue to bless each and every one of you!!

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10211848243935239&id=1044576575
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Red Gee
12 months ago
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Love you Carl my brorher

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Tena Winston
13 months ago
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Love you Carl. I am praying for your continued healing. Tiny sends his regards for a speedy recovery.

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$14,595 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 166 people in 13 months
Created April 11, 2017
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5 months ago
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Brian Harris
5 months ago

Keep on pushing my brother!

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Evangelist Campos
5 months ago

Chef Carl I Believe God for Everything You Need That You Will Receive An Overflow Of Blessing To Cover Your Medical Needs And Place You Flat Footed On Your Feet To Continue Feed Others With The Gifts,Talents&Abilities That God Has Bestowed Upon You In Jesus Name!. Be Encouraged Knowing That God Will Touch The Hearts Of The People That Will Sow Into Your Life In Jesus Name!. Obey God Keep Your Eyes On Him And Speak Life! Pm Calling Those Things Be Not As Though They Were Much Romans 4:17 Proverbs 3:5-6. The Blood Of Jesus Heal, Cover&Protect Your Life! Much Love&Prayers

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6 months ago
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Robert Tarver
6 months ago

Sorry this took so long, you will hear from me regularly. Keep your head up!

Red Gee
12 months ago
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Love you Carl my brorher

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Tena Winston
13 months ago
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Love you Carl. I am praying for your continued healing. Tiny sends his regards for a speedy recovery.

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