Hot Coffee for the Homeless

$1,045 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 29 people in 27 months

Hi All

As most of you may know, I am writing a novel, Streets of Blame, and sharing it as it is written on a blog .   I have been working on this for the last couple of years and will have it completed no later than the end of 2016, and hopefully before the fall.

A critical element of the book is the bad situation the chronic homeless face.  Seattle is now one of the top four cities for homelessness.  It is actually getting to a critical level in Seattle



My intent with the book is to provide part of the proceeds, whether professionally published or self-published to reputable homeless charities and homeless veteran charities.  As a Navy Veteran, I have a soft spot in my heart for vets.

But, I also want to be able to do something now.  I took Chris' picture February 9, 2016, across from the ferry.  He said,  "I am cold.   And I was hoping to get some  coffee."

To honor Chris, and the many other individuals in need, I have started this Go Fund Me and will use it to purchase $10 Starbucks cards.  I will distribute them to someone each day, so these folks can get out of the cold for a little bit, and get some coffee and breakfast or lunch or something to eat for dinner.

If we hit $1,000 and all cards are distributed, I will start another fund, and keep this going.

I appreciate the support.  I will continue this and provide updates for all.

Thanks so much!

Darin
Streets of Blame
Homeless in Seattle on Pinterest

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Just a brief update on $10 SBUX card donations. Since February when the campaign started, we have donated 70 cards to different people in need. You can see many of these people by going to picture archives here: http://www.streetsofblame.com/?p=1017, http://www.streetsofblame.com/?page_id=1162, and here: http://www.streetsofblame.com/?page_id=1409

Thanks for the continued support, and I'll keep distributing these cards for those in need.
Valarie: Homeless since 1998
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I wanted to provide an update on the Hot Coffee for the Homeless. The $1,000 was funded by donors in 5 days. 26 $10 SBUX cards have already been distributed.

You can see most of the people who have received cards here: http://bit.ly/1TaL2EY

We have also had two other in-kind donations for toiletry kits and hand-knit items from a local iconic yarn store.

Also updated the blog to include not just the novel in progress, but also all the great things happening to support the homeless!

Check it out at www.streetsofblame.com and if you enter your email you will get updates as the blog is updated.

Mike - Father Time says thanks
Milton
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$1,000 initial goal met with the last $100 coming in last night. 3 more cards distributed this morning to Megan, Lisa, and Ray (hiding in the background).

Megan (left) had been on streets 22 months is in her twenties and said she is engaged to Eminem and that she was going to be a song writer one day. Lisa (right) didn't know what the card was but when I explained it to her gave me a big hug and a kiss on the cheek. "God bless."
I let her know there was a team of people doing this.

Also donations cans still be made, even though initial goal has been reached!

Thanks all!
Megan(L) and Lisa (R) - Ray in back
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Hi, everybody. I wanted to provide an update on the campaign progress. 90% of $1,000 goal reached by 26 donors in five days. Six cards distributed to date. More will be distributed tomorrow in Seattle, on my way to work and on my way to ferry. While I am doing what I can in the Seattle area and in Kitsap County, if you look at the map in the picture, you will see this is a widespread problem. Thanks for your donations. Thanks for helping drive awareness! And, thanks for making a real difference in someone's life. Please share this update with friends and family.
Homeless Populations by State
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Raised by 29 people in 27 months
Created February 9, 2016
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26 months ago
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BH
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Betty Hammonds
27 months ago
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Why stop at a $1,000

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Anonymous
27 months ago
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$10
Betty Hammonds
27 months ago
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I do the same thing in the Tacoma area... Might as well share the love.

IS
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Irada Sadykhova
27 months ago
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Thanks, Darin, for doing this!

BH
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Bill Hartley
27 months ago
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I like what you stand for but make sure they are all worthy.

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