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  • cqwww 10:28 pm on February 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Can you afford to give up a few vegetables? 

    Thanks to Victoria city councilor Lisa Helps, I was made aware of a Victoria citizen who has made a request for vegetables. I can't imagine making such a request is easy for the ego, and who knows when each of us may need to make a similar request. As such, I've decided to relay it here in hopes I have a friend that can help Chris out: 

    So here's my deal: I'm on welfare, but my expenses don't leave me any money for food. I've been trying to solicit odd jobs, but it's been slow. What I am most seriously lacking in my life is veggies. I have stopped eating meat and so soup kitchens are out. I am wondering if anyone is into bartering. I'm an excellent writer, can install Linux on your computer, help you set up a website, help you convert your diesel vehicle to straight vegetable oil or build a biodiesel processor, can do basic carpentry and repairs…whatever, ask me, maybe I have the skills required. I'm also offering my services for cash of course, but it seems hard to come by for a lot of folks. I have plans I'm working on to bring money in, but I desperately need food like tomorrow. I've got a decent amount of rice, noodles, potatoes, quinoa, etc, enough for a week or so but no veggies. Would really like to have some broccoli, kale, spinach, brussel spouts and other healthy green stuff every day.

    ​If you can help him out, email [email protected] or message him through his Facebook page. If you'd rather so anonymously, feel free to contact me.

    • cqwww 12:12 pm on November 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply
      Tags: ad, advertising, campaign, claim, , , , support, , United Way   

      If only there was a United Way to contact them… 

      For three years I’ve heard an advertisement by the United Way on the radio in Victoria, BC. It claims that they help one in every three people in Victoria. That’s a pretty impressive claim. Where I became suspicious, is that they seem to make the same claim in other cities across the country, and have the exact same statistic every year. For three years in a row, I’ve contacted them and asked to view their source; where they get that statistic from? For three years in a row, they’ve declined to respond to me. I’m not sure why they’re being so secretive, but if they’re making the number up, I respectfully request they remove that specific ad campaign.

      If you know anyone who works at/with the United Way that could provide me with their data source, I would would really appreciate it. Without it, I’m having a really hard time trusting their claim, or their organization in general for not being transparent to the claims they are publicly making. I will disclose here any updates I get on this issue.

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