First of all Craig want's to thank all of you who have helped him so far. He was a little apprehensive about taking a picture (as you can imagine) but he really wanted to do it, to let you all know how grateful he is. He is amazed, shocked and humbled that so many of you would be willing to help a stranger. What Craig doesn't understand is that he's really not a stranger at all, he is our brother.
My husband and I were a little uncomfortable about posting Craig's situation. We could have easily taken care of it on our own. (Like I mentioned in the previous post my husband comes across these situations often and takes care of those he can. Most times I don't find out about it until much later ) We have felt very strong that this particular situation isn't about our little family and our ability to help but something much bigger. We hope and pray that many of you have felt the spirit of love, brotherhood and service through this experience. It's been a beautiful sight to see so many of you come together to support Craig. I have watched my husband run errands with Craig taking him grocery shopping, gathering aluminum and wherever else Craig may need to go. I've watched this beautiful friendship take place between these two men.
Several weeks ago I watched my husband get up early Saturday morning to take Craig grocery shopping. He promised Craig he'd be there and he always keeps his word. I thought for sure he wouldn't go. You see two days prior my husbands Mother passed away. It was somewhat of a traumatic experience as my husband tried to revive his mother with CPR. Surely he was mourning his mother. He got up early Saturday morning helped Craig, accomplished the task at hand and never said a word to anyone about it. (I want to be Lance Nicholes when I grow up) Lance, if you are reading this I know you are mad I posted these things about you. I can't help it. The world needs more men like you in it. 143!
Craig still needs our love and support
Craig was hired to work at Zion's National Park. His start date was scheduled to start his job on March 19th but in his review of the hiring document his start date was postponed until April 2, 2014.
With the generous donations made in Craig's behalf he has been able to live in a warm home for the past month and purchase groceries. With Craig's diligent collection of cans and recycling daily he has been able to help himself as well.
Craig's goal is to collect 500 cans per day or roughly $10 per day. We have run the math; 500 cans per day/ 30 cans per pound * $.65 per pound is roughly equal to $10.00 per day.
We know that Craig struggles to collect 500 cans per day especially with bad weather and being 66 years old.
Craig will be living in Provo Canyon for the next 21 days beginning this Monday as he has no money to pay rent. He did tell us yesterday that he went up Provo canyon to check on his tent and some animals have torn up his tent and camp. He said he would sleep on the ground and he could possibly make it until he leaves town for the Zion's job
WE NEED CANS!!!!! If you have any you can donate please let us know. Also, you can make cash donations HERE
A special thank you to.......Bodine family, Mark Allen, Fran Nicholes, Lance Nicholes family, Burbidge boys, Daniel Williams, Doman family, Stay family, Susan Jones, Eric Nicholes family, Karen Matthews, Laura Belnap, Jeremy Stocks, Winston Williams family, and KC Smalley!
Craig receives $0.65 per pound of cans he collects. It's about 30-35 cans per pound