Help Tony Ward Arts Upgrade for the Future!

Hi everyone. I was one of the first people to lose employment due to the Coronavirus pandemic, as all of my coworkers and I were laid off permanently from our positions as pastoral ministers last March. In that time, the gracious and generous help of friends, family, and wonderful people like those at have kept my family of six housed and fed. The prospects for new ministry employment in the Cleveland are slim to none, and we can't move our family and disrupt the kids' lives again.

SO! I'm looking to make the freelance work I've done since 2007 a full-time career, which I've essentially been doing since last Summer. I've managed to gain a not-too-shabby group of regular clients which recoups about half my former salary, and am working to grow my clientele as best I can.

I'm asking your immediate help to fund the necessary upgrades, equipment, and startup costs needed to set myself up for full-time sole proprietorship.

INITIAL GOAL: $5,000 USD by February 12, 2021

In addition to the eternal gratitude I'd shower upon you, your support will allow me to:

• replace my beloved, 5-year-old Mac, which just isn't keeping up with me when it comes to heavy-duty visual work

• adding an iPad Pro to my workflow, which would offer me a ton of flexibility as an alternate/additional creation device, communication medium, and monitor

• upgrade to better-quality software applications and resources for video and web development

• pay fees for incorporation (TBD)

If I exceed my initial $5,000 goal, I can begin exploring more opportunities, such as:

• purchasing additional equipment for audio and art production as able

• Maintaining a small nest-egg for this business to meet future expenses.

100% of your donations will benefit my newfound venture, which in turn benefits my family.

Thank you for your consideration, good vibes, and support!


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Tony Ward 
Raised $2,135 from 24 donations
Beachwood, OH
Jennifer Ward 
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