Pensacola Homeless Outreach
Butterfly Labs/Bitcoin Development Fund just bought over 7300 meals for the homeless
Shortly after that, we indeed received that donation...
At the going rate, that's going to buy us around 7300 meals worth of food.
Thank you so much for your generosity.
The House(s) that Bitcoin Built (well...are building)
What a difference two months makes.
And we are proud of that. You should be too.
But feeding people is just one piece of the puzzle. We've all heard variations on the parable "Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish he eats for life." Many of our donors have brought this up to us and we are taking that to heart. We really try to be the best stewards of this tremendous generosity we have been shown.
So...we've started something new at the outpost. I'm afraid that I will ramble on about it, so I will just cut to the meat.
-We are building really cool homes for the homeless
-We are paying the homeless to build, homes for the homeless
-We are teaching those who want to learn, how to build homes for the homeless, how to build too
I'm currently sitting in an Airport, on my way to San Jose for Bitcoin2013. My only regret in going, is that I probably won't be there for the completion of the prototype home we are building.
But that's ok, we've already raised the funds to build another one. All in BTC.
The houses are styled after the small house movement. If you've ever seen tumbleweed homes, that's very similar to what we're working on. I am floored at the progress I have seen in the past few days, watching a pile of wood morph into a home. Better than minecraft.
Watching everyone pitch in to build this thing has been incredible. You can see hope in their eyes. It's something we don't see enough of. So happy to be providing even a glimmer of it.
Obviously, there's a lot more to this. But I have a plane to catch.
If you're going to be in San Jose, I'm speaking at 10:15 on Sunday, in the Econ/Finance Room. Even if your not at the conference, let's get a beer. I'm really looking forward to meeting a bunch of passionate bitcoiners.
Thanks for everything.
PS - Just to head it off at the pass. Yes, yes we can build houses with USD too. That's not unique to Bitcoin. But there is a lot unique to this community. And a lot of goodwilll and compassion here. And being able to receive donations, globally, without a record of donors that can be confiscated is a big damn deal.
Wikileaks? Defense Distributed? Sean's Outpost? Wait, one of these things is not like the other, right? Well, after Thursday, it will effectively be illegal to be homeless in Pensacola.
When you allow people to dictate who has the right to donations you never know where that will stop.
Bitcoin did this.
Just wanted to post these. I will make a real post when I have some time to sit still.
Thank you Everyone,
One Bitcoin Will Feed 40 Homeless People
Though BTC Donation we have raised 259 meals worth of funds. We also passed out 43 meals to homeless in Pensacola TODAY. BTC FTW***
Bitcoin is going crazy right now.
Mt. Gox is showing the current exchange rate for BTC hovering around $50 USD. Holy crap Batman.
With all the hoopla surrounding the new record exchange prices the war between the BTC proponents and nay-sayers is in full swing. Bitocoin is over inflated. Crash imminent. Only morons and Mooninites would invest in BTC. Bitcoin IS going to revolutionize monetary transactions. Bitcoin is only going up. BTC is going to $9000. You can buy PIZZA with BITCOIN!
Whatever side you are on, it is a very exciting time for bitcoin.
And while the future of BTC may still be hazy, I can give you one sure thing.
At this moment, 1 Bitcoin will feed 40 homeless people in Pensacola, FL. You can take that to the bank...or your decentralized, extra monetary conveyance association.
Here at Sean's Outpost, we regularly make up sack lunches and take them into the fringes of society to feed the homeless. We journey under bridges and overpasses. We delve deep Into the makeshift thunderdome-esque camps that many of the unhoused dwell in. We go there with no political or religious message. We just go there with food and water.
We tell people to "Stay safe and stay strong."
When we break down cost, it run's about $1.25 to make a bag lunch and get it delivered to a homeless person.
40 meals = $50
$50 is 1 BTC
The transitive property at its finest.
Here is your chance to make a guaranteed, phenomenal, return on your Bitcoin investment.
No matter where the market goes tomorrow. Donating 1 Bitcoin right now will put food in the tummies of 40 homeless people.
When you donate 1 BTC to Sean's Outpost, ALL of the funds received will go directly to feeding the homeless. We are all volunteer. No ridiculous overhead percentages. 100% help.
Once you have donated, Sean's Outpost will...
- Email you the date your 40 meals will be distributed
- On that date, we will send you a photograph of the specific 40 meals that your donation paid for
- We will put a "This Meal donated by (YOUR NAME OR COMPANY HERE) on each of your 40 bags. If you want us to
The future may be bright for Bitcoin. But it won't be so bright for everyone. You can make it a little brighter.
Feel free to email us at
or you can email me personally at
Helping the Homeless, Lost and Wayward of Pensacola, FL
Sean loved Pensacola and Sean loved people. So now, people who loved Sean are doing what we can to help the less fortunate people of Pensacola.
Feed the poor. Love everyone.
Food Distribution - Combined Homeless Outreach
Thursday, March 21st, 5pm
257 East Lee St. Pensacola, FL
Thursdays at 5pm
I -110 at Lee St. under the overpass.
Across from Loaves and Fishes