I recently started a GoFundMe called Goatees for Good Eats. The aim of the campaign is two-fold: to raise funds for the Miami Rescue Mission so that they can provide more meals to those who need them most and to spread awareness about homelessness.
It costs $2.00 to pay for a meal at the Miami Rescue Mission. Our target goal is $300 for an extra 150 meals.
The humorous twist is that I won’t shave my goatee until we hit that goal. As much fun as it is having a goatee, I would like to shave it off before sometime next year. To be honest, I’d love to shave it off by the end of October. So the more quickly we can raise these funds the better! If you want to contribute but are unable just have to donate money, you can still help out in a couple of ways:
1) Have a goatee? A beard? A great mustache? Take a picture of you and your amazing facial hair, Tweet it @BryanLockley32 with your name and city, and I’ll post it on the GoFundMe page. One lucky facial hair submittee will receive a gift card to BestBuy once the goal is reached.
2) Don’t have great facial hair? That’s alright. You can still help out by sharing the GoFundMe link or by sharing this blog post. Again, that will help us not only raise funds, but also spread the word on homelessness and what people can do help reduce it.
That’s it! If you can pitch-in in any way, I would really appreciate it and so would all of those that whom you would be helping out.
Around Miami-Dade County over 4,000 individuals are homeless. That’s 4,000 people who are left on the fringe of society. That’s 4,000 people who desperately need help to reach their potential.
As someone who’s been in the world of personal training and nutrition for much of my life, I know it can be hard to push yourself (let alone push yourself to your limits) without enough food.
In 2015, the Miami Rescue Mission provided over 995,000 meals to those who needed them most. With your help, the Miami Rescue Mission will be able to provide another 150 more meals.
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Miami is no stranger to culture. The city is practically built on being a destination for other to visit and steeped in a cross-cultural vortex of peoples from different places. So, seeing celebrities around town is not anything entirely unexpected. But I have to say, I’ve been extremely fortunate in celebrity sightings. During my time in Miami, I have happened to come across some of my favorite personalities in TV, film, and comedy. What’s even better is that every single idol that I’ve encountered has been extremely gracious in demeanor and generous in letting me grab a photo with them.
Below are some encounters I’ve had:
Morris Chestnut is a phenomenal actor. He has a charismatic on-screen presence and can easily straddle the line between being a tough guy and comic relief. If you live around Miami, you’re probably familiar with his cool crime drama Rosewood, but he’s also been in a number of films including Boyz n the Hood, The Best Man, The Brothers, Ladder 49, and Think Like a Man.