Can Man Equipment Fund
$5 raised
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3 Years running
Hello everyone and thanks for taking the time and interest in reading further... I'm very good friends with a man here in town. He was injured in 2 different accidents several years ago and can't work any longer, so he collects aluminum ...

Hello everyone and thanks for taking the time and interest in reading further...

I'm very good friends with a man here in town. He was injured in 2 different accidents several years ago and can't work any longer, so he collects aluminum cans/bottles as a way to make ends meet. He's been collecting, crushing and shipping aluminum cans and bottles for about a year and a half now. He collected over 4,000 pounds of aluminum last year [2013], one at a time. He has plans to collect even more this year [2014]. I have begun loaning him my car at night so that he's able to collect more.

He's got a plan involving building a powered hydralic crusher to crush the aluminum cans/bottles into 12 inch squares and purchasing several hundred 95 gallon wheeled collection bins that he could place around town to encourage the locals to drop their empties into the bins instead of throwing them in dumpsters.

I'm afraid that his plans are not going to work unless he gets some help since he's not collecting enough aluminum can/bottles one at a time. His goal is to collect, crush, and ship up to 500 pounds a week. Right now, I'm taking his crushed cans/bottles to the recycle center when I head out of town since the recycle center in town closed last year.

I calculate he'll need a good reliable used pickup, build a powered hydraulic crusher mounted on wheels so that it has the capability of traveling to fairs and festivals, several hundred wheeled carts in different sizes for different locations, and a trailer to move multiple carts at the same time and then ship the crushed cans/bottles to the recycle center.

Without being familuar with all of the pricing he's been looking at, I'm estimating that he'll need somewhere around $50k. Hopefully, if this goal is met, anything over will go towards the purchase of more wheeled carts. My hope is that enough people will review this request and be able to donate in amounts of $5, $10, or $20 (or more if your able). I estimate that it will take 10,000 people denotating $5 each for this to succeed.

I'm attempting to fund this for him without him knowing that I'm doing so. If this funding works, he'll be very surprised that anyone thought enough of what he's doing to help him. Before he was injured, he traveled all over the country. When he discovered strangers in need, he would help them. My hope is that for all of the assistance he provided to strangers in the past, it will now come back to help him.

For anyone still interested, here is the Facebook page I setup for him: https://www.facebook.com/can.man.5030

Thank you again to everyone that's taken the time to read and consider this request, and a very greatful thank you to all that my choose to donate.

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