Heroin Angels is a Memorial Wall for those we're losing to the ongoing drug epidemic. With this wall we hope to break down the stereotypes and give these people the respect and honesty that they deserve...even after death. My name is Hershel Gau and I am the Creator of Heroin Angels. Heroin Angels is self funded and paid for nearly completely from my own pocket. I am not endorsed or sponsored by anyone. I do this out of my own pocket because no one else will. I have lost some friends and family to this disease and I've watched the truth get hidden, I've seen the Obituaries, Time after time listing these tragic Overdose deaths as "Died Suddenly Or Died Unexpectedly" Hiding the truth to make yourself feel better is a slap in the face to the victim. I started Heroin Angels as a way for people to be Honest and truthful while being surrounded by sympathetic, understanding people. I know that together we are always stronger. These people that are dying are our Friends and Family, Children and Parents...Lets remember them as that. Not as they were once controlled by drugs and alcohol. This is my belief and my reasons for creating Heroin Angels. Since I started the website the accompanying Facebook page has skyrocketed to nearly 100,000 followers...While this is great for the mission, It raises the cost of the website thus requiring more and more funds to be pumped into it. When I first started I was able to do this for $20 a month...Now that so many people visit the site however, the cost of the bandwidth from the web-host is now requiring nearly $130 per month! This is a far cry from the few bucks I was expecting when I started. With the website becoming more and more popular the cost is going to continue to grow as well. I am left with a couple of solutions, One being this right here...I can try to raise money in hopes that others will help out because of the importance and meaningfulness of the website...Or I can come up with ways to create a revenue off of the website. I currently use Google ads and they generate about $1 a day...usually less (this is low because of the "topics" of the site says google...) So making money from the ads won't work...I have reached out to many screen printers trying to find an agreement for selling t shirts but nothing has came of it . I am not wanting to spend all my time trying to raise money but also not wanting to go broke trying to be the only one who cares enough to do something. I write all this in hopes that you might decide to help out, $1, $5, $1000...It don't matter what you can offer, It just matters that I get some help with this. Please, I need some support. I can't do this alone.
- Dezherae Doane