Helping the Homeless (dont know where to post)
i am a pastor (a vaping biker pastor, but i do own a lil white collar. Heh)
I have been vaping past few months around all my friends who live outside AKA homeless folks.. many of these homeless are vets and just families that have landed on hard time due to economy.
I run the addiction recovery part as well as do one on one counseling. I visit camps, give rides to doctor appointments etc.. a lil bit of everything without banging them in the head with a bible..
So, here is my problem. Many of these people smoke those really cruddy lil cigars that smell like funky underwear. they cost a buck or two a pack and have to be the most unhealthy thing i have ever tried to smoke.
A few of these vets have been asking about vaping. i have given a few my stash of apollo disposables and they loved it. one guy made i last for a week. i told hime he was sucking filler and threw it out, he said it tasted better than the clippers and buts he picked up off ground around shopping centers. (that is a common practice,picking up butts folks throw on ground, collect as many as u can, then re-roll)
I am trying to figure out the best way i can help these guys and gals.. if i had some cheep way to help a few i would keep them supplied with juice.
I cant use the donations that come in because most christians would have a fit if we helped the homeless smoke.. i wont even go there what i went thru being a pastor. to me smoking is not sinful but paying 10 bucks a pack is..
Any ideas? i have some 50 DC cartos i will part with if need be.. im fairly new to vaping even tho i have a stash as big as some of the old timers. its a great hobby and distraction to me and i am enjoying it..
i am on the up and up. here is a link of what I do.
i also have a few blogs and web pages..
most of my vids unedited my vids in raw form
(this one is of kevin the earthworm GUY funny story)
(this one is a memorial of a vet dirty dan that died i preached at)
Are you able to make juice (DIY)? This would reduce the cost quite a bit, especially if you need to make enough for multiple people.
I would also suggest emailing various companies and inquire about donations or bulk purchase discounts. No guarantee that any of them would be willing to, but worth a try.
If not into dyi. Try tasty vapor. Juice is high quality and it cost me just .17 a ml. At 6 mg. buy 48 mg juice and mix down with doublers.
You can also buy bulk cartos from china less than a buck a peice.
I wish I could be of more assistance, i think this is a great idea. Any thoughts of maybe starting a second donation fund specifically for e-cigs? I hope this is something that gets a good bit of attention here. Maybe we could start a donation drive for used but usable mods and/or batteries.
thanks for all the reply's.. i can and do some DIY.. but the juice is really not a problem. i have four guys i can supply a base nic juice of a 555 or a basik DK.
its the initial batteries. i am thinking one 650mah ego for each guy. i need to KISS (keep it simple) as they recharge at the parks and my shelter.
so, just mega carto single coil.. they last a few weeks with a good juice...
i dont mind doing this its the initial set of batts and chargers..
i will give up one each of mine as well as the gas station metros i have from when i tried vaping.. but the threads are not compat with the 510..
maybe the egoT is the way to go.. IDK.. just think on it a bit.. ill set one guy/gal up a month either way..
my first guy is grizzly Addams (eric) he has leukemia, a bad heart, as well as two other cancers and staying in a charity run converted room for homeless cancer patients..
nice guy.. a bit scared that he is most probably facing eternity.. ill link to his facebook if he says OK. i always keep their integrity in mind,, they are my friends and not projects.
i am their pastor and its the same ads when i had a brick and mortar building with pretty pulpit..LOL just a bit different..
i will do pics and vids .. should start a blog called vagabond vapor..
hey, this could be a great project for you new DIY folks... homeless are used to being used as test subjects.. i know they would do vid reviews... man on the street , expert juice reviewer...
nomad man gives his opinion..lol
What about teaching them how to drip? Attys might go a bit further than cartos as far as lifespan goes. If they're not going to be switching flavors a whole lot, it might be a good way to go. I can personally donate some drip tips. I vape ce2's and only have one atty to my name, sadly. I'll see what I can do to get some ordered for you if you think it might be a good plan. Please let me know.
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Its easier to get items donated if you keep it basic.Like say 510 threaded stuff. Then you can keep a box of items and they can come to you when something is needed. They can try different things and more people would be willing to help if they could donate from their own supply without purchasing specific items. Just my opinion.
As a friend of Bills and the daughter of a vet who died from lung cancer your post has touched me. My friends and I have started our own little vape group and we place orders to the health cabin about once every month or two to stock up on our basic supplies. I will be making an order next week and would be willing to order some extras to send on to you. If you are interested in that send me a pm and let me know what you are thinking you will need. I will spread the word to my vaping friends ( 15 and growng, all with very close ties to what you are doing) and see what we can gather up. Just let us know what you need. We would be honored to be of service.
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