Help Chris Get a New Cart

For: Ashley Strickland
Tallahassee, FL
Organizer: Ashley Strickland
$3,060
of $5,000 goal.
Raised by 98 donors
61% Complete
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The Story

This is Chris who has been living in Tallahassee since 2015. He came here from Alabama. He has been traveling the United States since for the past 30 years, since 1987. Chris lives underneath the interstate on Hwy90 and usually moves his cart down the street throughout the day. Lately his cart has not moved. Local Law Enforcement did a welfare check on him recently and Chris let them know he hadn't been feeling well and he thinks he has a kidney stone. Chris cannot go to get treatment because he would have to leave all of his belongings out in the open. The last time he left his belongings to get treatment they were picked through by other people living on the streets. Not only is Chris sick but his cart is broken and he has no way to get it fixed. This cart carries all of the things he owns. I would like to be able to help Chris get a new cart. One that not only will support/organize his belongings but one that would have solar panels to produce electricity to charge anything he may need and possibly heat food. Right now he heats his food (mostly soup due to dental problems) by placing it in the sun. Chris is motivated by handing out Bibles and talking about his testimony. When he has extra things he gives them to others living on the streets that don't have "as much"as he does. What he does have isn't much but it is important to him. I would like to be able to provide a place he can keep his items out of the weather and the rain.

*I updated the goal since we have raised so much so quickly! I cannot thank the community enough for helping out this wonderful man! Hopefully with the raised goal we can assist more with medical bills, food and aftercare! Thanks again!*

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 26, 2017

Posted on March 26, 2017

Yesterday I stopped by to see Chris and drop off a few things. When I pulled up there was someone helping/talking with him about the wheels on his cart! I had just gotten the spacers cut for the wheels and they fit perfect! They talked about getting some rubber to put around the wheels to help make them last longer! Hopefully we can come up with someone to fit over the wheels and then it seems his cart will be good to go! Thanks to whoever shared this on their neighborhood page because that is how the gentleman heard about Chris and his struggles! Thanks again and everyone keep sharing!

Posted on March 23, 2017

Posted on March 23, 2017

Chris is doing well! Thanks everyone for the donations! We got the spacers cut for his wheels finally and now his cart is complete! We are still working on getting his disability to go through so we can find housing! Thanks again for everyone sharing this and donating!

Posted on March 16, 2017

Posted on March 16, 2017

On Saturday I will be meeting regarding getting Chris a bicycle. Not really sure where to start with this since I have never really been into bicycles. Pray that I can make not only the right choice for what he needs but for what he likes. I am thinking we will purchase a new bike and modify it to be more of what he wants. I know he wants the tubeless tires but other than that I am not overly sure what he needs. Any help and recommendations are appreciated! Thanks again everyone!

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