Otis Johnson's Home Fund
The funds will go into his Home Fund as he is connected with social workers that can help him find a good place to live.
He has lived in a shelter and a halfway house since August 2014.
He has faced severe adversity, discrimination and injustice his entire life and has only met that with love, kindness and an open heart.
Please help Otis help himself.
Thank you very much.
Thanks for you reply Kari. I wish i could do more to help Otis as his story is really touching. I live half way across the world so can only make a donation at this point in time to help but i'm glad that he has people like you close by to him who are trying to help him and make life a little easier for him!
Hi, How can we be sure that the money will go to Otis Johnson. When searching for the go fund me page to donate to this gentleman i saw another go fund me page which is apparently set up by an 'Otis Johnson'. How do we know which one of these 2 accounts is real and that the money raised is actually going to Otis Johnson and not to a fraudster. I don't mean this in a rude way and all the best to you if the money is actually going to Otis Johnson.
Hi Boris and thank you for raising this question. The other fundraiser was set up in dec 2015 by Otis and a social worker at the shelter. Unfortunately (in my own opinion) it wasn't followed up enough. Both of these accounts are real but the other one has not been active for a year and Otis received the funds raised from that one. Me and Otis have been working together, mostly with photography but recently with video. The still images in the videos have been made by us in the past 15 months and for me to have control over the short film updates to the fundraiser, my email account has to be registered. Once the goal is reached I will hand over control to Otis and he will transfer the funds to his checking account. It is my understanding that many GoFundMe fundraisers are not conducted by the actual person/group/organization that is in need of help. Thank you again, hopefully my answer is sufficient.
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Can someone put me in touch with Otis Johnson, I visit NewYork quite often and wouldn't mind to spend an entire day just talking to him. I was really touched by his story and I think he is a big inspiration to just anyone. I wish him all the very best.
@Jan P Sure, we can do that, we're due for an update. Thank you all for the donations and kind words!
Thank you very much Boris, please share this fundraiser if you can as well, all the best, Kari Bjorn