From Concept to Creation

Needed Change is a seed from which "change" can grow. With the recent tumultuous political and economic situations, many adopted the slogan, "Change we can believe in." But in most instances, we found it only to be a slogan. As time has passed, the hunger for "change" has starved itself out of the picture. Like numerous others, we felt our job was done and we could wait for this so called "change" to show itself.

Personally, we have not been able to find the change and dreams recently promised. Economic stability, careers, doing what we love, and making a difference have eluded us almost completely. From our own experiences in the workforce or with personal business endeavours, we found ourselves in the same boat as many Americans and citizens of other countries, barely afloat.

Instead of wasting one more valuable minute waiting for this so called "change" we have put into place a plan to submerse ourselves in the homeless culture that millions across the world are suffering from. Our goal is not just to document problems like many before us, but to help make the needed change. By doing so, we hope to better understand and address this horrible epidemic.

By becoming one with this forgotten society we will need to learn to survive all over again. From life's basic needs such as food and shelter to handling the mental strain of life on the streets, this will be a test of will and core beliefs.

Kevin Saftner, Galen Sisco, and Drew A. Dayton are taking the first step in creating change. The first step is not words or feelings, but actions. Our journey will take us to the streets of Miami and undoubtedly many more places. With photography, film, and pen we will document our experiences in this whole new world we will be entering. Together we hope to find solutions for the Needed Change.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Giving Up Is For The Birds...

And birds we are not...

Though we had 4-5 thousand dollars worth of equipment ganked from our locked car in a parking lot under 24 hour surveillance, we are not 86'ing this project. So many people have already stepped up and offered to donate equipment and money which is awesome, encouraging, and inspiring. I know it helps us when we see others who believe in us as much as we do. Going home and quitting seems to be the last thing on any of our minds.

With this happening I've realized that the only things in life I regret are the things I've never finished. This won't be one of them, we'll keep everyone posted on how they can help if they choose to do so but it looks like we'll have some type of fundraiser involving a bunch of people. When we know, you'll know.

- Galen

Enough said!

- Kevin

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