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Freedom Fighters Inc.
4/6/2009 7:22:26 AM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

As mentioned, there are several small groups in Victoria that are in support of the mentally ill, addicted and homeless. Unfortunately, many act as independents unaware that other groups exist. There is one group that has a great network of connections throughout British Columbia and beyond.

It would be of great value if this was shared throughout Greater Victoria. They do have affiliations and open communications with others, but it seems that these groups duplicate efforts with little to no progress.

This one particular group has a solid foundation and could easily lead the community in their fight against homelessness. They have great leadership from some of Victoria’s most prominent and active people ever known to grace the city.

These groups do not have public or government funding. They are fully independent and act because they want to. There are no pay cheques, administration costs or overseas investments. The money goes directly where it was intended to go and it goes back to the people who need it the most.

There are many things these groups have that the larger organizations don’t and that is a heart. Compassion, determination and a sense of urgency drive these groups to action. They do not wait for government or society to act, they take immediate action on their own accord.

Even though some of these groups are quite small, the victories are constant and monumentental. They are certainly making a big difference in our community. They don’t have money for publicity campaigns, fundraisers or recruitment drives, it is all word of mouth.

As a Victoria citizen, I feel that I owe these groups a great debt of gratitude and support. My way of contributing to their cause is to give them a spotlight in the book series, ‘The City of Gardens Collection.’ This will promote publicity of these groups as well as relay their message to a larger audience.

Unfortunately, my project takes up a lot of my time in which hinders my abilities to be more active within these groups. It is also financially draining for I fund my project out of my own pocket. This does not leave me very much money to contribute to these organizations as I would really like to. There is so much to do and I still feel guilty for not doing as much as I would like.

I must remember that what I do with my writing also benefits the cause as well as raise money for charity. It is my duty as a citizen to provide this information to the higher echelon and the general public so that decisions are based on logic, not emotions.

The book series and all the freedom fighters against homelessness share a common goal. These groups support immediete and short-term reprieve while the higher echelon works on a more permanent solution. Everyone has a job to do. With the cooperation and the sharing of resources, it would be inevitable that the joined efforts would be more effective.

Everyone can contribute in their own little way. The important factor is that they are doing something positive towards ending homelessness in Greater Victoria. This is also a hidden mission of the book series. It will promote unity among these groups and society as a whole as well as the community leaders. We must work together. This is my concept of, ‘Freedom Fighters Inc.’


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More Blogs by Patrick Joesph Schnerch
• Book Rights for Sale - Wednesday, October 27, 2010
• Book Review / The Peaceful Warrior - Wednesday, September 22, 2010
• Book review / City of Gardens: The Other Side of the Fence - Tuesday, September 21, 2010
• Now you know - Sunday, September 19, 2010
• Facts that contribute to social degeneration - Monday, September 06, 2010
• Not enough - Monday, September 06, 2010
• Book Network - Saturday, September 04, 2010
• The Other Side of the Fence - Tuesday, December 22, 2009
• City of Gardens: Book review - Thursday, November 19, 2009
• City of Gardens: Victoria's Dirty Little Secret - Wednesday, November 18, 2009
• Link Exchange - Wednesday, November 04, 2009
• The Invisible Society / Edit - Sunday, October 25, 2009
• The Invisible Society / Excerpt - Tuesday, October 06, 2009
• The Invisible Society / October 19, 2009 - Monday, September 28, 2009
• New book / AWSOME!!! - Sunday, September 13, 2009
• Life is Good! - Tuesday, September 01, 2009
• Forum and Chat - Monday, August 24, 2009
• I Double Dog Gone Dare You to Read This! - Friday, August 21, 2009
• The Motive Behind West Coast Literary Productions - Wednesday, July 22, 2009
• Bipolar Babe / Inspiration - Monday, July 20, 2009
• Andrea Paquette / Bipolar Babe - Saturday, July 11, 2009
• The Invisible Society Interviews - Saturday, July 11, 2009
• Bipolar Babe - Saturday, July 04, 2009
• Marketing "The City of Gardens Collection" - Saturday, June 27, 2009
• Field Work / Research / Victoria, BC - Wednesday, June 24, 2009
• The City of Gardens Collection is Making its Mark - Friday, June 12, 2009
• Business is business... - Thursday, June 11, 2009
• Mental illness / Addiction/ Homelessness/ Victoria BC - Tuesday, June 02, 2009
• Book Series Going Political - Monday, June 01, 2009
• Book Research / The Invisible Society - Friday, May 29, 2009
• Book Research - Friday, May 22, 2009
• Mental illness, addiction and homelessness (Victoria, BC) - Friday, May 15, 2009
• Social Deterioration - Monday, May 11, 2009
• Show Time - Thursday, April 30, 2009
• The Forgotton, Lost and Neglected - Wednesday, April 22, 2009
• Faith In Action - Tuesday, April 21, 2009
• 2009 - 2014 - Sunday, April 19, 2009
• Marketing City of Gardens - Thursday, April 16, 2009
•  Freedom Fighters Inc. - Monday, April 06, 2009  
• Let There be Light / City of Gardens - Saturday, April 04, 2009
• Allbooks Review City of Gardens - Saturday, April 04, 2009
• Human Nature - Thursday, March 26, 2009
• The City of Gardens Collection / Publicity Campaign - Monday, March 23, 2009
• Breaking the Silence - Saturday, March 21, 2009
• The Invisible Society - Victoria, BC - Monday, March 16, 2009
• City of Gardens: The Invisible Society - Wednesday, March 11, 2009
• Book Review / Melissa Levine - Saturday, March 07, 2009
• Phase II / Publicity Campain - Friday, March 06, 2009
• Book Relase Up-date - Monday, March 02, 2009
• I Believe in Love! - Thursday, February 26, 2009
• Special Request for Book From Mayor's Office - Thursday, February 26, 2009
• Book Release / VHES Fundraiser - Wednesday, February 25, 2009
• The Key to Success! - Tuesday, February 17, 2009
• City of Gardens Sparking Interest From the Media - Monday, February 16, 2009
• Victoria Human Exchange Society (VHES) - Wednesday, February 11, 2009
• Schnerch / March 1st, 2009 - Friday, February 06, 2009
• City of Gardens on the Fast Track - Saturday, January 31, 2009
• City of Gardens is Generating a Lot of Interest in Greater Victoria. - Tuesday, January 27, 2009
• All or Nothing! - Thursday, January 15, 2009
• City of Gardens / VHES / The Facts - Sunday, January 11, 2009
• January / February 500 Book Drive - Friday, January 02, 2009
• Mental illness, Addiction and Homelessness. - Monday, December 29, 2008
• Communtity Support / Local and Beyond - Tuesday, December 23, 2008
• B-POTSC 2009-2014 - Thursday, December 18, 2008
• Welcome Readers and Authors - Wednesday, December 17, 2008
• Book Series Designed for Charity - Tuesday, December 16, 2008


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