Diamond Dreams; a forward movement to do more.
Organized by: Christian Fischer
I'm reaching out with a go fund me because I could use all the help I can get in this next part of my journey. As most of you know I've recently started a business that allows me to give back though art. I've come across small hurdles that are tying up the big picture. I hire the homeless to do a lot of work for Fierce Intentions LLC. We are lacking essential resources that would help us move forward like having a professional camera to build an online store with, or 2 lap top computers to work from coffee shops with. I'd also like to see a basic cell phone service that would allow for us to keep in touch. I can get great rate plans having a business but the business is also at the first stage where it is eating up those funds faster than they are coming in. Some products are made on the moon cycle and as they finish I need to purchase the bottles to hold them. The business has to have those supplies to be a business and the people who I have working can't do their work with out the proper tools. It's a tough situation because the business is successful but it's not at the capacity to float the ship yet. This initial struggle is something that is wearing pretty hard on the larger picture which will allow me to give more opportunities to those in need. I cut costs of having an office space by using my motor home as the office we work out of. It's been on the road since 1984 and is in outstanding shape for its age but still needs a little work. Unfortunately the propane tank is almost to the point where they wont fill it anymore because its that outdated and the internal wiring has gone bad on 2 key features. The battery charged electric box, and the refrigerator. With out these 2 items I can't keep the food safe that I cook for our work parties and for my other travels, and with out electricity none of us can use the drill for our work. Many times I pick up people in need who have a sign looking for work, and pay them to drill shells at the beach while I make them a meal. I use ice for now but the refrigerator needs a simple service to be back in order so someone doesn't get sick from bad meat temperatures. The electric can be fixed and I'd like to get a solar panel pack for 200.00 so we can use the sun energy for the majority of the electric. I already have the battery and some supplies but I am struggling to cross the finish line while also doing all the work to set up my craft to make small amounts of money vending that are mainly paying for gas and employees. I recently found out the tires on this RV are not the right ones. They are not meant for the weight of this vehicle and with the crystals, and business supplies I've recently acquired the entire home business is literally tipping hard to the left. The mechanic told me I could have a blow out at any time because one of the tires has deep cuts that nearly hit the air holding space. One hard bump and I could blow a tire but all of them are pretty worn from the 18,000 miles I've put on them already. The devastation that would happen if a tire blew would hurt many people. I depend on this home office to be the place where my homeless friends sleep when it rains, or when they need shelter at all. I've fit up to 4 people in here over night with dogs and it's just 21 feet of living space. If I had the money to take out the toilet and shower to make a storage room for business supplies and back pack gear, I could probably fit 5 but the 6 tires to hold the weight of this are going out pretty fast. The best deal I found on 6 new ones is around $900.00. I also need to create a storage that works for my art. I can make a piece of expensive art, and in one set of railroad tracks it can be knocked off the wall and shatter. It's happened 3 times and so I've decided to look into a storage option on my home. I've talked to a welder who could make and attach a box to the back of the rv to hold my work for around 500.00. The ladder would also need to be rebuilt which is another 300.00. The hardest part of seeing all these costs is knowing that I have a product that does sell but I can't sell it fast enough to help my situations that really need to be taken care of before they turn into something much worse. I need a little bit of help and a few tools to get my business to where it pays for itself. Unfortunately if I don't fix some of these issues I could loose everything before it gets there. I'm not expecting you to drop all your hard earned money into my vision to create something that helps so many people. I'm just hoping you would consider this if you have a few dollars you could spare. Even if we recieved enough for the working computers we could be building an online sales network to sell more art to earn the rest. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Any resources would be greatly appreciated.