Helping Homeless In Durham

Update posted by Sp3aK Motovlogs On Mar 20, 2018

Well folks this is going to conclude the campaign for the time being. The video below features the handing out of care packages from the last of the generous donations. This has been so much fun to do and I plan to continue doing this regardless of the campaign coming to an end.

Thank you so much! If you have any questions or want to know how to get involved please contact me at [email protected]

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Update posted by Sp3aK Motovlogs On Feb 23, 2018

I just wanted to do a quick update to say that the campaign has been stopped due to a PayPal policy that only allows it to run for 120 days. No rules have been broken, no violations, no issues, just simply past the allowed time. There is another payment option via Stripe but that requires essentially setting myself up like a business and having my name show up on your credit card. I liked the protection that PayPal offered and how easy it was to link everything up.

Those boring details aside I've decided to let this campaign come to an end for the time being. I have one more video to put out showing the most recent care packages being handed out but after that I think I'll break on this project for the time being. That doesn't mean that I won't still post videos of acts of kindness or that I am losing interest in showing support for the homeless in the area though! I strongly encourage you to be involved in your community in some small way, even if it's just handing out some bottles of water on a hot day.

I am so blessed to have have support for you all and so excited to see all the great things that we have been able to accomplish! We raised $120.00 in 120 days, how cool is that? Every single penny is accounted for and other than the website fees has all been put use providing much needed items for the homeless.

Thank you,

Sp3aK

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Update posted by Sp3aK Motovlogs On Feb 21, 2018

Hello! I just wanted to post an update showing where the generous donations were spent. This go around is going to be Hi-Viz vests and food care packages for homeless in my area. I was able to put together 4 "kits". In total $57.36 was spent to put everything together. The packages will include a hi-viz vest, snack foods, a mini first aid kit, a toothbrush/toothpaste, and water. I'm really excited to be able to hand these out and will start doing so soon! Usually I'm able to get it all done in one day but I'll see who I'm able to come across. I also want to try to go to some other areas of Durham that I don't normally visit. I hope to have a video on this soon!

Here's a couple pictures just to show what was put together and what was spent:

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Update posted by Sp3aK Motovlogs On Jan 31, 2018

What's up everybody? I hope you're doing great! I just wanted to post a quick update on what's going on lately. As of a few moments ago I transferred the latest funds from PayPal to my bank account. In keeping with the transparency of this campaign here is a picture showing the donations coming in and the associated fees. In told we had $60.00 from two separate and generous donations. There was a few dollars in fees which left $55.11 to be utilized.



Now much more important that fees is, WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO? After a comment from a view on the channel regarding hi-viz vests that got me thinking and looking back on older videos. For those that don't know it is a law here in North Carolina that they must wear a hi-viz vest and I began to notice that most of them were very worn, dirty, and not very visible at all.

If you've seen me on the bike before you'd know I'm all about hi-viz! These folks are standing out in and near traffic which is very dangerous. SO, the bottom line is I'm going to get a few vests from Amazon and put together some other items for another round of care packages. I'm thinking I'll do 4 vests, 4 bags of food, and 4 sets of hats/gloves. Once I have everything gathered up I'll head out and make a video showing them being given to those in need.

I think that's it for updates? If there is any questions/comments please feel free to post them here or on my YouTube channel.

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Update posted by Sp3aK Motovlogs On Jan 18, 2018

A few pieces of exciting news to share!

First is that I was finally able to give away the hiking boots and socks! Unfortunately I was not able to get them to Alan as I had originally intended as I haven't seen him since I bought them. I've been conflicted about what to do with them but after more than 2 months I finally decided to try and find someone else that could use them.

I was fortunate to find Tammy though and here is a video showing that: https://youtu.be/p5SE87q5iME


Secondly I wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH to those that have recently donated. As of this post our total donations have been $120.00!! Now half of that has been utilized and I am currently planning out the next phase with the most recent donations. I'll try and post updates soon once I know what the plan is.

I apologize for not having more updates. Honestly I didn't even realize it had been a month since my last post. Things are moving a bit slowly right now and we've had a lot of bad weather. But we are still getting after it and trying to help those in need!

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Update posted by Sp3aK Motovlogs On Dec 19, 2017

So I did forget to post this previously but the care packages have been handed out! If you want to see be sure to head over to my YouTube channel and check out this video.

Let's Give!

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Update posted by Sp3aK Motovlogs On Dec 01, 2017

So while I'm still waiting to see Alan to get him the boots from our first donation I thought I would utilize the funds from the second generous donation.

Our second donation came in at $30.00 which means that after fees (just like before) there was $27.63 to put to use! This time around I decided that I would put together care packages and hand them out. I was able to get enough supplies to put together 4 sets. I had some great help from my buddy Slowped that same afternoon and we got them all handed out! Very exciting! There will be a video recapping everything next week but for now here is a few pictures showing the funds, receipt, and even a sneak peak at the packages.

Thank you all again so much for your support! I hope this inspires you to go do something good for someone else.


Oh you've scrolled this far? Yay! Here is a sneak peak of the completed care packages.


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Update posted by Sp3aK Motovlogs On Nov 26, 2017

Well I’ve yet to come across Alan over the past couple weeks. At this point I’m going to move on to the next round of giving. Another generous donation of $30 has been sent in and I’ve already got an idea cooking on how to put those funds to use.

This time around I’m going to put together care packages to hand out to those in need. I’m not sure exactly how many I can put together but as last time I’m going to post receipts of everything so you can see. I’ll put together a video of the shopping, the assembling of the care packages, and of course the handing out of them. I don’t have an exact timeframe on getting this done but as of posting this update I plan to at least go to the store today. I will of course come back and post updates as things happen.

I’m sorry that there’s been a little bit of the lack of updates lately I’ve been anxiously awaiting another visit with Alan to hand over the boots to him but that just hasn’t happened yet. At a certain point in time, I don’t know when that is yet, I may end up doing something else with the boots or just finding someone else that may be able to use them.

As always thank you for your support and I hope that these updates and videos inspire you to go do something good.

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Update posted by Sp3aK Motovlogs On Nov 08, 2017

So I've been carrying the boots with me every day hoping to see Alan. I'm sure he's fine just moved on to another spot for the time being.

We had another generous donation which is really cool! Current plans for those funds are to get some care packages together to hand out. I'm thinking mostly food with maybe a few basic items (toothbrush, toothpaste?) in them. Hoping to get at least 4 together. To maximize the money I plan to go to the dollar store which should allow me to get a good amount of items. With fees it should work out to the same $27.xx as last time.

More updates to come! Thank you all for the support!

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Update posted by Sp3aK Motovlogs On Oct 31, 2017

Just a quick update that I have the boots and socks but I haven't seen Alan since they arrived! I'm sure he's doing just fine, there have been weeks that I haven't seen him. I'll be on the lookout though and let y'all know when I see him.

ALSO!
We just got another generous donation! How cool! I'm going to start thinking of something I can do with those funds. Perhaps several pairs of warm gloves to hand out? Packages of food?

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