It is great that members of our community are excited about the awareness campaigns that are in the works, however, there is a major concern from a growing number of people that monies could ALSO be going towards other important issues we're facing. We need to try to balance our donations and not give one group or individual "everything in our pockets." We have targeted individuals in the streets, who are hungry and living in harsh elements. I recently created a GoFundMe for a TI who is a single mom and is facing eviction and not one penny was donated to her. She's worked hard to help other TIs too and the lack of care from our community is incredibly hurtful. I personally could use some help hiring an attorney for my son, as I am defending him against the #8 largest school district in the UNITED STATES. Nobody cares!
We desperately need a property for people to retreat back to and it's not happening swiftly enough. We're pretty much bringing more people into the community to turn our backs on them when they need us. TIs are literally being destroyed in these streets, people. WAKE UP! Multiple homes could've been purchased THIS YEAR alone, not a joke.