Terry Street

Running For The Homeless

Dave Davies running.My Half Marathon Charity Fundraiser:
I’m running because I love it and also because it seems to be a great way to raise money for charities that mean a lot to me! On April 26th I will be running my first Half Marathon here in Victoria, BC, Canada and I thought it would be great to make my charity of choice one that helps those who are less fortunate in my city. My wife and business partner/President of Beanstalk IM, Mary Davies, has always been very involved in volunteering her time to help the street community in Victoria. Every Monday afternoon she can be found handing out coffee and snacks at a local outreach center started by a man named Rev. Allen Tysick. A few years ago Al handed the reigns of this center over to someone else allowing him the ability to start Victoria Dandelion Society, an outreach service that allows Al and his supporters to work more one on one with so many of those who are struggling in this city.

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Please consider making a donation to support Rev Al and all the Dandelion Society does at https://chimp.net/groups/dandelion-society/.

Because we’re not taking the donation directly and you’re giving them to a charity the donations are tax deductible.

Rev. Al TysickA little bit about the Dandelion Society and Reverend Al:
Known as “Rev Al” by Victoria’s street community, Reverend Allen Tysick has been committed to the streets – where his heart and “family” are – for over 40 years. He founded the Victoria Dandelion Society in April 2011 as a way to carry his work on the front lines into the future.

Every morning, he hits the streets at 5:30am with coffee, muffins, and whatever warm supplies he has. While those who sleep outside rise to the sounds of an awakening city, Al is there to make sure everyone has a safe and welcoming start to their day. He spends the rest of his day going from hospitals, jails and residencies, helping those he visits in whatever they need.

Wherever he is, Al reminds people that they matter. He treats marginalized persons with dignity and respect by offering them the best of his compassion, hope and care. At the Dandelion Society, we support Reverend Al’s work, ensuring that his essential mission continues on Victoria’s streets.

Every day, Victoria Dandelion Society comes alongside those struggling with relational, physical, and spiritual poverty, reaching out with unconditional love and respect. By donating today, your donation will help us provide our street family with not only the supplies they desperately need, but with a sense of dignity. Most importantly, you’ve shown them that someone cares. So thank you. By partnering with the Victoria Dandelion Society, you’re standing in solidarity with those society has forgotten.

On a more personal note:
The following are pictures of the way your donations can make a difference. Mary met Terry through her volunteer outreach work a couple of years ago and has maintained an ongoing relationship with him and has heard him talk of his ongoing physical and mental health issues that have resulted from living on the streets many times. On April 1st thanks to the incredible efforts of the Dandelion Society supporters and the ongoing longterm one on work by Rev Al advocating and supporting Terry, Terry was set up in his own apartment. These photos show the difference that your donations make in a person’s life. Please be inspired to give.

This is Terry in 2012 when he was given a few items to help him with living out in the cold:

Terry @ "Home"

 

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Terry’s old “home”.

 

Terry's home.

Terry’s new home.

This is where you can start a life and begin to rebuild.

Incentives For Donating:

As always we like to provide incentives for your generous donations.  We’ve just started the fundraiser on April 3rd so new incentives are still to be added and requests sent.  As new ones are added early donors will get any that fall in their donation level. 🙂

Here are the various incentives at different levels:

$0.01 to $49.99

  • A warm feeling inside that you’ve helped make someone’s life better.

$50.00 to $99.99

  • A big thanks from Beanstalk on Twitter, our Facebook Page, Dave’s personal Facebook page and your name mentioned below in our donors section.

$100.00 to $249.99

  • A big thanks from Beanstalk on Twitter, our Facebook Page, Dave’s personal Facebook page and your name mentioned below in our donors section with an unlinked URL.
  • A hour long screencast audit of your site by Beanstalk CEO Dave Davies, recorded and sent to you for future reference.  We’ll cover the main issues you isolate as important to you and get you some valuable advice on how to address it.

$250 to $499.99

  • A big thanks from Beanstalk on Twitter, our Facebook Page, Dave’s personal Facebook page and your name mentioned below in our donors section with a linked URL.
  • A hour long screencast audit of your site by Beanstalk CEO Dave Davies, recorded and sent to you for future reference.  We’ll cover the main issues you isolate as important to you and get you some valuable advice on how to address it.
  • An hour of consulting with:
    Jim Boykin
    OR
    Ann Smarty
    OR
    Eric Ward

$500+

  • A big thanks from Beanstalk on Twitter, our Facebook Page, Dave’s personal Facebook page and your name mentioned below in our donors section with a link in your company name.
  • A hour long screencast audit of your site by Beanstalk CEO Dave Davies, recorded and sent to you for future reference.  We’ll cover the main issues you isolate as important to you and get you some valuable advice on how to address it.
  • An hour of consulting with:
    Jim Boykin
    OR
    Ann Smarty
    OR
    Eric Ward

 

Please consider making a donation to support Rev Al and all the Dandelion Society does at https://chimp.net/groups/dandelion-society/.

As an additional note: I’m going to be adding some incentives next week.  Anyone who donates before then will get them.  They’ll include similar things to my Run For Dana but I’m still sorting out the specifics.  As an added bonus, if you donate before the 9th (see below) I’ll be counting the doubled total as your donation !

*** DONATE BY APRIL 9th and your donation will be MATCHED by a generous donor!!

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Donors

Here are the kind folks who’ve donated thus far …

$500+

$250 to $499.99

  • You should be the first

$100.00 to $249.99

$0 to $99.99

  • Lorraine Shafonsky
  • Don Allan
  • Marcus Davies
  • Ti & Lori Mearns
  • Kristine Schachinger
  • Marg & Greg Birtwhistle
  • Chuck Davies
  • Paula Davies & Al Glover
  • Anonymous
  • Helen Allan

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